Brain Drain to Brain Gain: Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra today and dedicated the institution to Mahatma Gandhi.
We have been hearing for years that well-educated and qualified people from India go abroad and settle there and this was termed as “Brain Drain”. The perception can change from “Brain Drain” to “Brain Gain” if Indians worldwide are seen as power rather than numbers.
‘Mahatma Gandhi is inspiration for NRIs.’
PM Modi said Mahatma Gandhi left the country, but the call of the nation forced him to return. There can be no greater inspiration for many Indians across the world. This incidence of Mahatma’s birth makes all Indians worldwide realize the real meaning of connect with India.
Almost 2.75 crore Indian people are across the world either of Indian origin or NRIs. Indians can be found everywhere across all the 150 countries and even the countries which are not in the map.
‘The power of NRIs equals the power of a river’
Modi said that water keeps flowing in a river but we need damn to generate energy from the same water. Similarly, Indians across the world possess the same potential as river but we need to create a mechanism to use that potential and to spread prosperity across the country.