Curtains will go up on the two-day 'UP Pravasi Divas' (UPPD) at Agra. UPPD is aimed at cementing the bonds between Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) and Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) with their state of origin. The mega event also seeks to deepen the commercial engagement with UP NRIs and PIOs by way of enhanced investment and trade flows into the state.
UPPD will be inaugurated and chaired by the State Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav who will be accompanied by other State Ministers and top government officials. The Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) is the institutional partner for govt. of Uttar Pradesh, India, for this iconic event.
Some the highlights of UPPD are sharing of investment plans and policies in Uttar Pradesh on sectors like, manufacturing, infrastructure development, urban transports, smart cities, industrial and social development, electronics, IT and ITeS and tourism etc, appraising steps taken for "Ease of doing business" initiatives by Government of Uttar Pradesh pertaining to industrial development and setting-up of your business, exchange of views of Indian diaspora(s) for developing Uttar Pradesh as a smart State and others.
To promote this event, a team from Government of Uttar Pradesh and FICCI, organized a road show in Dubai in partnership with IBPC. During this event, Principal Secretary NRI, Govt of Uttar Pradesh, Sanjiv Saran, shared that " UP State Government would like the UPPD to develop as the largest platform for exchange of knowledge and information amongst and with UPNRIs and PIOs.
The Government of Uttar Pradesh has taken a number of initiatives towards engaging with the UP Diaspora and it has already set up a full-fledged NRI Department which looks into the issues of the NRIs/ PIOs striving towards building a meaningful relationship with the State. A new Department of NRI Affairs has been set up and all efforts are being made to involve the NRIs and PIOs in the mainstream of the development in the State. A new website www.upnri.com has been launched to keep the Diaspora from U.P. abreast of the latest developments in the state", he said.
A number of eminent personalities and industry captains from various sectors have been invited to speak at the sessions in UPPD 2016.