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PM inaugurates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

January 08, 2009
Doctors, dentists, pharmacists, engineers, architects and chartered accountants who possess the Person of Indian Origin citizenship cards issued by India, would be allowed to practice in the country.

Making this important announcement at the seventh edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai on Thursday, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh devoted a major part of his speech to the issues confronting India.

He chose the occasion to voice India's strong condemnation of the Israeli strikes in Gaza and expressed the hope that the international community will get together to restore peace and normalcy in the region.

In his first public statement on the ongoing strikes, he said India strongly condemned these incidents and regrets the loss of many innocent lives.

Image: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the ceremonial inauguration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
Photographs: Sreeram Selvaraj

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