This year I attended the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas for 2 days in the garden city of Bengaluru. The weather was pleasant and the Exhibition Centre where the grand event took place was spacious and lovely. It was very well organized and I can see that the event is getting bigger and bigger every year. It is apparent that global Indians look forward to attending the Pravasi event as it gives us a chance to meet, network and also learn about the latest things that the government is doing keeping us as stakeholders. There is a sense of belonging now to the country of our roots.
I took the opportunity to present my book on Hindu Culture and Lifestyle Studies to the Chief Minister of Assam. I enjoyed the lovely exhibition displaying arts and crafts from various states of India. These talented craftsmen were present there and it was great interacting with them.