He said that India is growing very fast and the image of the NRIs is a matter of pride for all the countrymen. He appreciated the role of the Indian diaspora in making the country strong.
Highlighting his government’s achievements, the Prime Minister said that 130 crore countrymen have been engaged in the New India initiative.
He also reiterated that India was committed and working hard to become a 5 trillion dollar economy and emphasised that Indian diaspora could play a vital role in this regard. He added that North East is being developed as the gateway of the South East Asia and relation between North East and Thailand would improve further with better connectivity.
He informed that India will give post-doctoral scholarship to 1000 youths from ASEAN countries and also the OCI cardholders will be included in the New Pension Scheme. The Prime Minister said that 8 crore families got free LPG connection and 50 crore people have been covered under Ayushman Bharat scheme. PM Modi assured that all poor people will get houses by 2022 when the country will celebrate 75th years of Independence.
The Prime Minister reached the Thailand capital for a three-day visit on Friday. He will attend the 16th ASEAN-India Summit, the 14th East Asia Summit and the third summit meeting of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership as part of his visit. Besides this, the Prime Minister will also participate in the annual East Asia summit.