Shri Goyal says India is a land of opportunity and Indian diaspora should take this message to the world
Deputy Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal, called upon the Indian diaspora to shape New India, an India that’s destined to become a Vishwaguru and lead global growth. He was addressing the Indian community in New Jersey.
As he praised the Indian Diaspora for their outstanding contributions overseas, Shri Goyal called them torchbearers of the India story. His pride lies in the fact that Indians have contributed to the economic well-being of several countries through their rich traditions and culture. Due to the achievements of the Indian diaspora, India is recognized and respected around the world. He also said Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi is the most popular and tallest leader in the world right now. Shri Goyal said PM Modi’s efforts at the Leader’s Summit in Bali Indonesia brought all the leaders on the same page to agree on a collective statement.
Shri Goyal expressed his joy at celebrating Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) with Indians residing in New Jersey, saying it’s a time to celebrate all Pravasis and recognize their contributions, started by the late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He appreciated Indians in America for preserving Indian culture, tradition, and values. In addition, he said that Indians look up to overseas Indians in different countries. According to Shri Goyal, over 90 out of 1078 founders of about 500 unicorns in the USA are Indians. There’s no doubt that the Indian diaspora has incredible talent in healthcare, hospitality, journalism, technology, management, and more. Shri Goyal quoted Atal ji as saying “our immigrants have achieved success all over the world because of their indomitable spirit”, which PDB celebrates.
In a quote from PM Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Goyal said that India’s transformational reforms over the last few years have made the country the 5th largest economy in the world. In a few years, India will be the third biggest economy.
According to the Minister, both the US and India are vibrant democracies with strong ties, geopolitical ties, and a lot of interest in business, and economic well-being. As a living bridge between India and the USA, the diaspora will continue to play a big role.
Shri Goyal talked about the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, which marks 75 years since India became independent. He said Har Ghar Tiranga had been a huge success across the country, demonstrating India’s unity in diversity in every home, every shop, and every office. He referred to the 5 Prans in the PM’s Independence Day address last year, saying it reflects the collective aspiration of 1.4 billion Indians to make India a prosperous and developed country by 2047. In the next 25 years, he wants India to become a developed nation by focusing on these Prans.
Shri Goyal said that India faced all the challenges head-on with grit and determination and turned them into opportunities. Today, India has 6 indigenously developed vaccines and a bigger health infrastructure. Also, India bounced back quickly after the lockdown. In addition, he said that India had a phenomenal year in terms of growth, FDI, and exports. Over the last two and a half years, the government has provided food grains to 800 million less-privileged Indians, making sure nobody sleeps hungry.
Shri Goyal said India is a land of opportunity and the diaspora will contribute to making India a superpower. With its large domestic consumption, democracy, rule of law, and transparent economy, India offers huge opportunities. This message needs to get out to the world that India can be your trusted partner- in supply chains, investment portfolios, and business.
Shri Goyal concluded by giving a few calls for action :
- Encourage everyone to aspire to bring high quality in everything that they do.
- Buy India-made products- handlooms/ handicrafts for gifting needs/ festive occasions.
- Present India investment opportunities to investors in the USA.
- Contribute to India’s growth story through a great degree of philanthropy, knowledge transfers, and taking innovation to India.