Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said the Indian Diaspora should act as ambassadors of India’s growth story and spread the good word about their experience in India upon their return. “Government recognizes the importance of the Indian Diaspora and has a well laid down policy for engaging with the Diaspora community. Our Diaspora community has been an important partner in India’s development. Over the course of your visit across India, you must have seen the development happening across the country,” he added.
He was interacting with a group of 40 Indian Diaspora youth, from eight countries, who are on a 25-day visit to India, under the 49th‘Know India Programme’ (KIP), being organised by the Ministry of External Affairs in partnership with Andhra Pradesh Government.
He encouraged the Indian Diaspora to avail of several schemes targeted towards the youth. “I invite the Indian origin youth to know more about scholarship programme GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Network), VAJRA Faculty Scheme which aims to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India, Mission Shodh GANGA (Global Alliance for New Generation Acceleration), Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC),” he said.