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Celebrating the Indian Diaspora

Forget the odd thief and scamster; for the most part the Indian diaspora has done exceedingly well even to the point of being jealous of. And this includes the fields of academics, economics, business, commerce and even politics.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi among the Indian Diaspora in Indore. Image - MEA.

There cannot be two ways of looking at the recently concluded 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas—a resounding success that went beyond atmospherics. It is not just a matter of hundreds of people of Indian origin travelling across oceans to hear how well they have kept the flag flying high in their adopted lands; nor was it just an occasion for a group of highly distinguished persons collecting their richly deserved Pravasi awards from the President of India. It had all to do with once again cherishing the richness of India and the resilience of its people in the face of all odds stacked against them in the last two years by way of a deadly scrouge called Coronavirus.

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