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Dr Singh calls young Indian diaspora a knowledge bank
June 10, 2006 20:55 IST
Describing the young Indian diaspora as a 'knowledge bank' for the country, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said as the diaspora's links with the country grow and strengthen, it would be a 'win-win situation for India'.
Interacting with participants of the fifth Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (Know India Programme) at his residence on Saturday, Dr Singh said the country felt proud of the achievements of People of India Origin across the world.
Emphasising the need for interaction between the government and the Indian diaspora, he said the government has been trying to create an enabling environment so that people could perform to their potential.
The delegation that called on Dr Singh comprised 25 interns drawn from nine nations. The programme organised by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs seeks to provide a forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share views and experiences and interact with their contemporaries in India.
Dr Singh's wife, Gursharan Kaur, and T K A Nair, principal secretary to the prime minister were also present.