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NRI's are great capital for India, says PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi announced the merger of PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) cards, facilitating same benefits for everyone.

BT Online Bureau   New Delhi     Last Updated: January 8, 2015  | 13:46 IST
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas
PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (Photo: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 13th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas on Thursday in Ahmedabad. While addressing the Indian diaspora, the PM said that NRIs are great capital for the country.

"Opportunities await you", said the Prime Minister.

Modi added, "I have met more than 50 world leaders so far and almost all of them want to work with India."

PM Modi further announced the merger of PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) and OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) cards, facilitating same benefits for everyone.

"I know the problems you faced. That is why visa on arrival facilities are being made available for several nations," Modi said.

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