''As the links of the diaspora with the mother country grow, nourish and strengthen, it would be a win-win situation for India,'' he said and emphasised on the need for interaction between the government and the Indian diaspora.
Interacting with 25 participants of the Fifth 'Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth, IPDY (Know India Programme)', drawn from nine nations, Dr Singh said the country felt proud of the achievements of People of Indian Origin across the world.
He said government had been trying to create an enabling environment so that people could rise to their best potential.
Prime Minister's wife Gursharan Kaur and his Principal Secretary T K A Nair were also present on the occasion.
The internship programme, organised by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, seeks to provide a forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share views and experiences and also interact with their contemporaries in India.
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