LIVE: We do not intend to exploit anyone's resources, nor we are eyeing anyone's territory: PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the first Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) Parliamentary Conference in the Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra here.As many as 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries are participating in this conference.Every year, January 9 is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), an annual celebratory day that marks the contribution of overseas persons of Indian origin (PIO) towards their homeland. Here are the LIVE updates of the event where PM Narendra Moi is addressing the PIOs.

-We do not intend to exploit anyone's resources, nor we are eyeing anyone's territory, our focus has always been on capacity building and resource development: PM Modi

-21st century is being considered the Asian century and India will be a major player in this with the growing stature of our country and you shall feel proud about our growth, hence inspiring us to work even harder: PM Modi

-Sushma Swaraj ji not only takes care of Indian citizens but also the NRIs, under her our Ministry of External Affairs keeps an eye on problems of NRIs 24 by 7 with real time monitoring system: PM Modi

-During earthquake in Nepal, flood in Sri Lanka, water problems in Maldives; India was the first to respond. When crisis struck Yemen, we saved our 4,500 people as well as 2000 others. India's humanity even in grave situations like these is a part of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam: PM Modi

-More than half the investment in sectors like construction, air transport, mining, computer software, hardware, electrical equipment and many others, till now has happened in the last three years: PM Modi

-Keeping in mind the needs of 21st century, the government is increasing the investment in technology, transportation: PM Modi at PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi

-India has moved way ahead of the 'jaisa pehle tha vaisa chalta rahega, kuch badlega nahi' thinking, aims & aspirations of our people are on an all time high & that is because of the transformation the country is going through: PM Modi

-No matter where they are, I can imagine how happy your ancestors must be on seeing you all here: PM Modi at PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi

-When there is news about how you all are influencing the geo-politics of where you live & how you are making policies, we feel proud: PM Modi

-If I talk about politics, I can see that there is a mini world Parliament of Indian origin is sitting in front of me: PM Modi at PIO (Persons of Indian Origin) Parliamentary Conference in Delhi

-Today, bodies like the World Bank, IMF & Moody's are looking at India in a very positive way: PM Modi

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