Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has lauded the achievements of NRIs in the UK, saying the country is proud of them.
"You have achieved so much, we are proud of your achievements," she said during a dinner she hosted at the Bombay Brasserie here last night.
Prominent among those present included Lord Navnit Dholakia, Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats in the House of Lords; Lord Dolar Popat, Lord Karan Billimoria and Virender Sharma, MP.
Kumar is heading the Indian delegation to the 57th Commonwealth Parliamentary conference being held here from July 25 to 28.
More than 600 Parliamentarians from 175 Commonwealth Parliaments and Legislatures are attending the conference to exchange views on global political issues and developments in the parliamentary system.
"Reinforcing Democracy" is the theme of the conference.
The Indian delegation includes Dr Killi Kruparani, MP, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, MP, Arjun Charan Sethi, MP, Mukut Mithi, MP and Balbir Punj, MP.