Look at the transformation that India is undergoing today
he Vice President of India, M Venkaiah Naidu has said that Indians living abroad can contribute to the exciting growth story unfolding in India today. He was addressing the Indian Community Reception organized by the High Commissioner of India to Botswana, Dr Rajesh Ranjan, at Baisago Convocation Centre in Gaborone, Botswana. The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Krishan Pal Gurjar and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that Indian Diaspora in Botswana has not only well-integrated into its pluralistic, free and democratic society, but, also have immensely contributed to the economy of Botswana. We Indians take pride in being enterprising, inclusive and law abiding community, he said. In whichever part of the world they live, Indians have excelled, he added.
You are India’s cultural ambassadors and the world sees you as the representatives of Indian values and way of life, he added.
The Vice President said that Government of India attaches great importance to its fellow countrymen who are living abroad. He expressed happiness that Indians in Botswana have contributed hugely to the successful story of Botswana’s economic growth.
Asking Indians living in Botswana to look at the transformation that India is undergoing, the Vice President said that India is changing rapidly and the business environment is changing for the better. Indians have ventured out into the global arena and made a mark. And now they should also look at how they can contribute to the exciting growth story unfolding in India today.
The Vice President asked the Indians living abroad to continue the mission of carrying India’s message to the world and bring back the best from other countries to India so that our country can advance much more rapidly.
Earlier, the Vice President met prominent CEOs of Indian and Indian diaspora companies which have presence in Botswana. The CEOs got an opportunity to interact with the Vice President and share their views on the business opportunities available in Botswana in specific sector. Responding to observations from the CEOs, the Vice President conveyed the potential for enhancing India-Botswana trade and investment cooperation, particularly in the areas of logistic, pharmaceutical, mining, agriculture, retail and connectivity.