The Yogi Adityanath government is likely to step up efforts to attract more non-resident Indians (NRIs) with Uttar Pradesh (UP) roots to the fourth UP Pravasi Divas-2019 in Varanasi, officials indicated. The government wants to make optimum use of the opportunity to attract investment in the long run.
The UP Pravasi Divas will be held on the first day of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention being organised in Varanasi from January 21 to 23, 2019. While the UP Pravasi Divas is a state government event, it is the centre that organises the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. This is the first time that the two have been scheduled together.
The UP Pravasi Divas will be held on the first day on January 21, the same day on which the youth component of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is slated to be organised. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will formally inaugurate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi on January 22. Uttar Pradesh is the partner-state in the PBD convention that the ministry for external affairs is organising in Varanasi. The Yogi government also wants to connect with more non-resident Indians (NRIS), who long to renew the bond with their roots in UP.