Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing over 100 parliamentarians of Indian-origin at the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra at Delhi's Chanakyapuri.
As many as 124 members of parliament (MPs) and 17 mayors from 23 countries including UK, USA, South Africa, Canada, among others will be present at the event.
The biggest delegation is from Guyana with 20 members of parliament and three mayors. The US delegation will be represented by only two mayors as the Senate is in session.
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# Today India stands first in row when it comes to UN peacekeeping
# Sushma Swaraj ji not only takes care of Indian citizens but also the NRIs, under her our Ministry of External Affairs keeps an eye on problems of NRIs 24 by 7 with real time monitoring system: PM Modi
# During the earthquake in Nepal, flood in Sri Lanka, water problems in Maldives; India was the first to respond. When crisis struck Yemen, we saved our 4,500 people as well as 2000 others. India's humanity even in grave situations like these is a part of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: PM Modi
# More than half the investment in sectors like construction, air transport, mining, computer software, hardware, electrical equipment & many others, till now has happened in the last three years.
# Keeping in mind the needs of 21st century, the government is increasing the investment in technology, transportation: PM Modi at PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi
# When there is news about how you all are influencing the geo-politics of where you live & how you are making policies, we feel proud: Pm Modi
# A 'mini world Parliament' of people of Indian origin is sitting in front of me: PM Modi
# No matter where they are, I can imagine how happy your ancestors must be on seeing you all here: PM Modi
# Mahatma Gandhi, India's biggest pravasi, came back from South Africa on January 9. This is why we celebrate PBD on this day: Sushma Swaraj