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Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 at Embassy of India, Athens on January 9, 2018

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was celebrated at the Embassy on January 9, 2018. Around 50 members of the Indian Community, including the leadership of various Gurudwaras, and other prominent persons attended the event. PM’s Address, delivered at the PIO Parliamentarian Conference held at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra, on the 9th of January was screened. Ambassador Ms. Shamma Jain, in her speech, highlighted the importance of organizing the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and its role in fortifying India’s linkages to its 30-million-strong Diaspora abroad. She mentioned the various initiatives taken by the Government of India for the welfare of the overseas Indians and renewal of their ties to India. She also elaborated on the revamped functioning of the Consular Wings of Indian Missions abroad, which is aimed at facilitating, and enhancing the quality of delivery of various services to the Diaspora.

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