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Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas observed in US

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

The immense contribution of the Indian American community in strengthening India's partnership with the US was highlighted during Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas celebrations in the in this week.

In her key note address, highlighted the efforts being made by the Indian to reach out to Indian community settled abroad.

She also talked about some of the ongoing flagship programmes of the aimed at strengthening engagement with the

Recipients of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman from area -- Dr Barai and Dr -- were felicitated on the occasion.

In his remarks, Dr Barai discussed how the Indian community can complement the efforts of the Indian for the welfare of the community and for further strengthening partnership with the US.

Mohammed Yusuf, father of who became victim of gun violence in on December 6; Ishak Vohra, father of Arshad Vohra, a 19-year Indian student who was shot dead in a robbery attempt on December 28 and Muzaffar Hussain, son of who was shot in the same incident on December 28 were also present during the event.

They praised the Consulate for its quick efforts in reaching out to the victims of the violence and their family members during critical times.

The Consulate also celebrated the Vishava Hindi Diwas after the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas.

Some prominent Hindi poets of Chicago area recited their poems on the occasion, highlighting the sentiments of migrant Indians.

was also celebrated at the in New York over the weekend.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 16:25 IST