UP Pravasi Divas scheduled from Jan 4-6 in Agra

untitledThe first Uttar Pradesh Pravasi Divas is to take place in Agra from January 4 – 6, 2016, and will be chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who will hold deliberations with UP NRIs and PIOs aimed at engaging them on a range of topics.

Over 150 UP NRIs and representatives of industry and business are expected to take part in the UPPD, as the government will confirm initiatives it has taken for their welfare. It is reported that there will be special focus on ‘Girmityas’ the indentured labourers who the British took as a workforce to Mauritius, Fiji, the Caribbean islands and some parts of South Africa.

Cultural programmes and sight-seeing have been planned and the CM will also confer the UP Ratna Awards to those who have excelled in their field of activity abroad.