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Consulate organises 'Pravasi Divas' and ‘Meet the Media’ events

Jan 08, 2016

Indian Diaspora invited to participate in GOI’s Flagship Programs such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skills India’, ‘Swatch Bharat Abiyan’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Green India’

The Consulate General of India Chicago organized the Pravasi Divas and Meet the Media event on 8th January, 2016 at the Consulate premises in which a large cross-section of print and Audio-visual media organizations participated along with freelance journalists, besides community leaders and representatives of major Indian-American socio-cultural organizations in the Greater Chicago.

Consul General of India Dr Ausaf Sayeed made two power point presentations – first recapping the major activities undertaken by the Consulate during 2015 and the second outlining the history of Indian immigration in the US Midwest and a short overview of Government of India (GOI)’s flagship programmes.  

In his address, Consul General Dr Sayeed lauded the Indian-American Diaspora (Pravasis) for making significant contribution for the socio-economic development of India. He also invited them to whole-heartedly participate in GOI’s Flagship Programmes such as ‘Make in India’, ‘Skills India’, ‘Swatch Bharat Abiyan’, ‘Digital India’ and ‘Green India’.  He encouraged them to engage with the GOI using the portal  

While sharing the various activities proposed to be undertaken by the Consulate during the year 2016, the Consul General mentioned that the efforts of the Consulate would be directed towards strengthening the political, economic, cultural, educational and people-to-people relationships between India and the US Midwest.  As part of this process the Consul General and other senior officers of the Consulate have established a close working relationship with the offices of the Governors, Lt. Governors, elected representatives and Mayors, besides senior officials of the Economic Departments of various states and leading Chambers of Commerce.

As part of the Parvasi Bhartiya Divas, three local organizations, ‘Pratham’, ‘Bharathi Theertha’ and ‘India Development Coalition of America’ shared their experiences of working on socio-economic and developmental projects in India.

To mark the Vishwa Hindi Divas (World Hindi Day), which falls on January 10th, a special message from Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi was read out and efforts of the Consulate towards promotion of Hindi in Chicagoland was also highlighted.


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