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Young Indian Diaspora is our knowledge bank: PM

Manmohan says the strengthening of links with the Diaspora will put the country in a 'win-win situation'.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2006 23:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Describing the young Indian Diaspora as a 'knowledge bank' for the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said as the Diaspora's links with the country grow and strengthen, it would be a 'win-win situation for India.'

Interacting with participants of the fifth 'Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (Know India Programme)' at his residence in New Delhi, Singh said the country felt proud of the achievements of People of India Origin (PIOs) across the world.

Emphasising the need for interaction between the government and the Indian Diaspora, he said the Government has been trying to create an enabling environment so that people could perform to their potential.

The delegation that called on the Prime Minister comprised 25 interns drawn from nine nations. The programme organised by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs seeks to provide a forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share views and experiences and interact with their contemporaries in India.

The Prime Minister's wife Gursharan Kaur and Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister TKA Nair were also present.

First Published: Jun 10, 2006 20:54 IST