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Diaspora should act as India's ambassadors: Rijiju

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union for Home on Saturday told a visiting group of 40 Indian youths to act as of India's growth story and spread the good word about their experience in this country on their return.

The group from eight countries is in as part of a 25-day visit under the 49th 'Know Programme' (KIP) being organised by the in partnership with the government.

The is an initiative to engage young Indian in the age group of 18 to 30 years and make them feel a sense of connect with their motherland.

Interacting with the participants from (11), (6), (6), (6), (6), (3), the (1) and (1) here, Rijiju said: "The government recognizes the importance of the Indian and has a well laid down policy for engaging with the Diaspora community."

Rijiju invited the Indian Diaspora youths to avail scholarship programme GIAN (Global Initiative for Academic Network), VAJRA Faculty Scheme which aims to bring a strong international connect to the R&D ecosystem of India, Mission Shodh GANGA (Global Alliance for New Generation Acceleration), Scholarship Programme for Diaspora Children (SPDC) and Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC).

Besides and Delhi, the 25-day tour will also takes them to They will also meet senior functionaries in the Central and state governments.

Since 2004, the MEA has conducted 48 editions of with participation of 1,612 overseas Indian youths.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:42 IST
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