Modi woos NRIs

Tags: Modi, NRIs, News
BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi today sought to woo NRIs, asking them to do something for their native land, including by encouraging foreigners to visit India.

"Indians especially Gujaratis have a big presence in hotel industry abroad. If they can motivate people staying in their hotels to travel to Gujarat, India... Do nothing but help send 10 people to India. It will be a huge boost to tourism," he said addressing the NRIs at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas here.

The Gujarat Chief Minister also urged them to use social media to keep in touch with their native places, saying it could be especially effective in connecting their next generations with their roots.

"Eveybody can't afford to spend lakhs of dollars in investing in India. But he can spend a few hundreds to do something worthy in his native village... You can use technoly to connect with your native land," he said.

Using the opportunity to advertise his leadership, Modi cited his government's thrust on building new cities and developing its 1600 km coastline, saying modern societies need "symbols" of change that can lead to further development.

"For us, urbanisation is an opportunity. We are building six new cities. Walk-to-work is the concept. Dholera, 80 km from Ahmedabad, will be bigger than Shanghai with all modern facilities," he said.

Post new comment

E-mail ID will not be published
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Signalling good times, current account deficit is likely to grow from here on

    The current account deficit (CAD) numbers for April-June quarter declined sharply to 1.7 per cent of GDP.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

INTERVIEWS

GV Nageswara Rao

MD & CEO, IDBI Federal Life

Timothy Moe

Goldman Sachs

Chander Mohan Sethi

CMD, Reckitt Benckiser India

COLUMNIST

Arun Nigavekar

Disruptive innovation in education

The past two weeks had a fair share of interesting ...

Rajgopal Nidamboor

Regain the spirit of focused power

For aeons, the human race has been experimenting with a ...

Gautam Gupta

Manufacturing must keep workers’ welfare in mind

It may be early days yet, but the labour reforms ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture