As many as 120 parliamentarians from 23 countries are participating in the conference. PM Modi’s keynote address will be followed by two thematic plenary sessions: ‘PIO Parliamentarians: A Journey from Struggle to Parliament’ and ‘Resurgent India: Role of PIO Parliamentarians’.
January 9 is celebrated every year as ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas’ to commemorate the contributions of overseas citizens of Indian origin towards India.
PIO Parliamentarian Conference LIVE UPDATES:
11.10 am: We have introduced far-reaching reforms. Reform to transform, this is our guiding principle: PM Modi.
11.07 am: Today World Bank, IMF, Moody’s has been looking at India with a positive perception: PM Modi.
11.05 am: In the last three-four years, you must have noticed, countries around the world has taken notice of India. India is transforming, India is moving ahead…Old attitude was “chalta hai, chalta hi rahega”. Now, this has changed: PM Modi.
11.03 am: Wherever Indians went, they integrated well and made it their home: PM Modi.
11.00 am: PM Modi begins his keynote address: “Welcome to India, welcome home.”
10.55 am: Rajya Sabha deputy chairman P J Kurien, Lok Sabha deputy chairman Thambidurai, Union Ministers V K Singh and M J Akbar, and Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar are among those present at the event.
10.50 am: External Affairs delivered the opening remarks at the PIO Parliamentarian Conference.
With GST and demonetisation we have shown the world that what we say, we do: Sushma Swaraj.
10.15 am: India is changing very fast and people overseas are recognising it. If we give chance to NDA to fulfill their programmes, India would be much better. In previous govt, every day there was a scam, but in this govt, I haven’t heard of any: Raj Loomba, Member of the House of Lords, UK.
10.00 am: This (PIO Parliamentary Conference) is a great opportunity. Everyone is looking up to India for their support. India has a huge influence on International politics: Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, New Zealand MP.
(Source: The Indian Express)