At the annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that people living abroad need to connect culturally with the homeland, and announced that India is planning a pilgrimage scheme for people living abroad.
“India can now provide leadership in the world. The International Solar Alliance or ISA is one such platform. Through this medium, we want to take the world towards one world, one sun, and one grid,” said Mr. Modi.
Mr. Modi said that Indians living abroad should work to inspire foreigners to visit the country. “I have said before and I reiterate now. Wherever you live and if you have five non-Indian families near you then motivate them to visit India. Your attempts will help in boosting the tourism sector of India,” said Mr. Modi explaining that his government wants the diaspora to intensify its cultural links with India.