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PBD meet: India welcomes its own

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh inaugurated the fourth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, which began amidst heavy security on Saturday in Hyderabad.

PBD has been an initiative of the Indian government to connect the 25 million-strong Indian diaspora spread over many countries. The event was first organised in 2003. This annual gathering of oversees Indians will give the delegates an opportunity to interact with chief ministers of 12 states on a common platform.

Also See: Economy and the diaspora

Photograph: Jewella C Miranda

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