Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu addressed the Indian community in Botswana on Thursday evening, where he urged them to contribute to the exciting growth story unfolding in India.
He said this at an Indian community reception norganised by High Commissioner of India to Botswana, Dr. Rajesh Ranjan, at Baisago Convocation Centre in Gaborone in Botswana. The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The Vice President said that Indian Diaspora in Botswana has not only well-integrated into its pluralistic, free and democratic society, but, also have immensely contributed to the economy of Botswana.
“We Indians take pride in being enterprising, inclusive and law abiding community,” he said. “In whichever part of the world they live, Indians have excelled,” he added.
The Vice President said that Government of India attaches great importance to its fellow countrymen who are living abroad.
He expressed happiness that Indians in Botswana have contributed hugely to the successful story of Botswana’s economic growth.
“You are India’s cultural ambassadors and the world sees you as the representatives of Indian values and way of life,” he said.
Asking Indians living in Botswana to look at the transformation that India is undergoing, the Vice President said that India is changing rapidly and the business environment is changing for the better.
“Indians have ventured out into the global arena and made a mark, and now they should also look at how they can contribute to the exciting growth story unfolding in India today,” he explained.
The Vice President asked the Indians living abroad to continue the mission of carrying India’s message to the world and bring back the best from other countries to India so that our country can advance much more rapidly.