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VP Dhankar addresses Indian diaspora in the UK

The Vice President lauded the contribution of the Indian diaspora and urged the community to maintain close ties with their homeland.

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar highlighted the Indian diaspora's role as perpetual ambassadors of India during his address to the Indian community in UK, while he was in the country for a two-day visit to attend the corporation ceremony of King Charles III at Westminster Abbey.

"Every one of you has to be a 24x7 ambassador of Bharat. India is now the hub of manufacturing activity for the globe. I would therefore appeal to all of you, in whatever manner you can contribute to the growth of the nation, for the rise in its reputation and to ensure that untenable, ill-premised, unfounded, baseless narratives do not take strides in the public domain,” Dhankar said.

The Vice President took pride in the 32 million strong Indian diaspora, which includes 1.7 million in the UK, and praised their ability to maintain harmony between their adopted nation and their place of origin. He urged the Indian population in the UK to prioritise their native country and maintain ties to their heritage.

Further, Dhankar spoke extensively about India's accomplishments in several fields, such as digital transformation, healthcare and vaccines, and space technology. He elaborated on India's effective control of the COVID-19 pandemic and outstanding infrastructure development in the country in the recent years.

The Vice President stressed the significance of education as a transformational force while talking about the National Education Policy and the changing educational system in India. He also lauded the Indian judiciary for its extensive reach and positive effects on the growth of the nation. Dhankar also discussed the nation's "Amrit Kaal" accomplishments, and emphasised the government's goal to become the third-largest economy by the end of the decade.