The 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), an annual gathering of the Indian diaspora in Bengaluru was held Sunday, Jan 8, 2017. The PBD marks the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India. The event commemorates the return of India's freedom struggle leader Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa in 1915.
Reaching out to the young NRIs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called the Indian diaspora a valuable partner in the journey of development, adding the objective is to turn 'brain drain' into 'brain gain'. He also thanked them for their support to the note ban to curb black money and fight corruption.
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