First ever Dalit NRI Sammelan in Punjab in February

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Jan 12, 2016 19:40 IST

The Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission in association with the industries and commerce department has started preparations for a first ever Dalit NRI Sammelan in the state, being scheduled in the last week of February.

The commission chairman Rajesh Bagha on Tuesday met industries minister Madan Mohan Mittal, seeking support for facilitating dalit NRIs who will converge for the event as aspiring investors.

Bagha said the idea behind holding a Dalit NRI Sammellan was to motivate the dalits from Punjab to invest back in their home state.

The sammellan will also act as a catalyst in providing jobs to the dalits and guide them in starting their own business ventures, Bagha said adding that the NRIs from the US, the UK, France, Italy, Australia and the gulf countries will take part in the event.

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