Gandhinagar (PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Gujarat Chief Minister Anandi Patel will inaugurate…
New Delhi(PTI): Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday handed over the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas logo to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel at Gandhinagar.
Swaraj pinned a badge with the logo on Patel’s dress. She said that the logo, with the message ‘Apna Bharat, Apna Gaurav’ reflects the spirit of ‘Our India, Our Pride’, according to an official release issued here. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is scheduled to be held from January 7 to January 9.
On the second day of her Gujarat visit, Swaraj supervised arrangements being made at the Mahatma Mandir as well as a ground in Gandhinagar’s Sector-17 for the forthcoming event, it said. Swaraj also complimented Gujarat for hosting the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas this year and wished that NRIs from around the world would identify themselves with this gala event, it said.
Swaraj had arrived here on Thursday to take stock of the ongoing preparations for the event at Kankaria lake, the Sabarmati Riverfront and Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to officially inaugurate the event on January 8, while Vice President Hamid Ansari would remain present during the event’s closing ceremony on January 9.