NRI, PIO winners of \'Bharat Ko Janiye\' quiz to receive medals from PM: Sushma Swaraj | India News - Times of India

by:Y&M Crafts     2019-08-08
Union minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be \"Bharat\" at the Pravasi battia Divas celebration in Varanasi on January 22.
The winner will also visit Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, she said.
A test conducted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MEA)
Aims to inspire young Indian overseas to improve their understanding of India and to connect with their roots.
The foreign minister said the test changed India\'s image in non-Indian countries
Indian residents and Indians
Living abroad of origin
After the finale of the second edition of the event, Swaraj spoke at a party here at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra.
She also claimed that in all the activities organized by MEA, the quiz was \"Dearest\" to her \".
A senior MEA official said 24 players were selected in the semi-finals.
The final of more than 40,000 applications was held on Sunday. From 24 semi-
Nine players were selected for the final.
A new category has been added this year. -foreigners --
Except for the existing two-non-
Residents of India (NRIs)
And people of Indian Origin (PIOs).
Swaraj said that in the first edition held on 2015, the number of participants in this edition jumped from 40,000 to 5,000.
\"As part of the quiz, the selected young people will experience the diversity of India, which they only learn about in the book.
All those who have participated in the event here will now travel to the rashadway islands, and will also participate in Pravasi balatya Kumar in Varanasi, and will then also be speaking at her: \"This happens once in 12 years. \".
Swaraj said: \"I am very happy to share with you that these winners will receive medals from the Prime Minister himself during the plavasi Bharaya Divas celebration on January 22.
She added that after returning from Allahabad, participants will also take part in the Republic Day parade in lajup on January 26.
Swaraj praised the incident, saying it helped Indians living abroad broaden their horizons for the country.
\"We made the plan to know India earlier (KIP)
Familiar with India-
Young people of Indian origin.
\"Many of them have a stereotypical view that India is a country of snake charmers, extreme poverty, poor roads,\" she said . \".
\"PIO youth who moved abroad by ancestors 100-
Before 150, I learned a lot through this test . \"
Srihari Hulikal Muralidhar, 26-year-
The old doctoral scholar at the University of Aarhus in Denmark won the first prize in the NRI category and was ecstatic to learn that he would win a medal from Modi.
\"I am very excited about this and very excited to visit Kumbh Mela in Varanasi and Allahabad,\" he told PTI . \".
When asked about the selection procedure, Muralidhar from Karnataka said, \"I saw an article about the incident on the Facebook page of the Indian embassy in Denmark
\"After that, two rounds of online competitions were held and the competition was fierce,\" he said . \". Maha Gaida (31)
A Tunisian who took part in the activities of foreigners said he was excited to explore India.
\"Both India and Tunisia have a special location in my heart and I am very happy to participate in this event and excited to explore India more,\" she said . \".
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