The Prime Minister said “We don’t see the colour of passports, but the relations written by blood.”
Mr. Modi stated “The diaspora has contributed $69 billion to the economy” and further added “it represents the best of Indian ethos, culture and values.”
Mr. Modi said “We will shortly launch ‘Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana’ targetted at Indian youth seeking overseas employment.”
On security of Indians abroad, Mr. Modi said "Security of Indians abroad is of utmost importance" and added that "External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has been proactive, prompt in helping distressed Indians abroad."
On black money and corruption, the Prime Minister said "Graft, blackmoney is making our politics, society hollow. It is unfortunate that there are some “political worshippers” of blackmoney."