Two New Zealanders receive State PBD Award
The Uttar Pradesh government is keen to engage more seriously with the Indian Diaspora and seek Foreign Direct Investment State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said.
Speaking at the ‘UP Pravasi Divas,’ a regional conference held in Agra on January 4, 2016, he said that his government would soon develop policies and programmes to attract the Indian Diaspora.
“We need your investment, support and cooperation,” he told the delegates attending the three-day Conference held from January 4 to January 6, 2016.
Announcing that the ‘UP Pravasi Divas’ will be an annual event hosted in various cities of the State, Mr Yadav said,” We are here in this ‘Taj City’ not only to welcome you but also invite you to be partners and assist in our development efforts and secure the rightful place for UP in the country,” he said.
NRI Department Principal Secretary Sanjiv Sharan said that the State government recently established the Department to look into the grievances of NRIs and helping investors in the State.
A coffee table book is being planned aimed at promoting government policies and familiarising NRIs with progress and opportunities in our State. The Department will launch a new portal for NRIs to facilitate and resolve their issues,” Mr Sharan said.
Mr Yadav later honoured 16 people of Uttar Pradesh origin with the ‘UP Pravasi Ratna Awards.’ Among them were Commonwealth Special Envoy to Lesotho and former Labour MP Dr Rajen Prasad and Hamilton based community worker Suman Kapoor.
National MP Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi was also present at the event.
- Suman Kapoor receiving the ‘UP Pravasi Ratna Award’ from UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in Agra on January 4, 2016
- Dr Rajen Prasad