NEW DELHI: On the occasion of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD), Union Minister of State for External Affairs V. Muraleedharan will speak at a virtual youth PBD conference on the "role of Indian diaspora" in innovation and new technology.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO of Flipkart; Kundan Joshi, founder CEO of TheAppleLab; Amit Sodani, founder CEO of kupos.com; Rahul Jain, co-founder and CEO of peach payments, and others will talk at the event.
PBD is observed every two years to increase the Indian community's interaction with the Indian government and to reconnect them with their roots. It is observed to commemorate the contribution of Indians living in other countries to the development of the homeland of their forefathers.
PBD has its connotation as it is the day when Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa in 1915. Obviously, it provides an ideal platform for the government to interact with the Diaspora community who reside in several parts across the world.
These conferences, which began in 2003, provide a platform for the Indian community in the United States to engage with the government and people of their ancestral homeland for mutually beneficial activities. These conferences are also beneficial in facilitating networking among the overseas Indian population residing in various areas of the world and allowing them to share their expertise in a variety of fields.