The Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) is
organizing a business oriented 'Indian Diaspora Event' in October that
is being projected as the first-ever "Pravasi Bharatiya Divas"
outside India. The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) is backing
the event being overseen by India's Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs.
An event of a similar nature at a much smaller scale did take place
in New York in October last year, but the Singapore show from October
9 to 11 will be a much bigger extravaganza. The theme will be "Towards
a dynamic Diaspora."
It recognizes the growing profile of the Indian Diaspora and Singapore's
importance in the Asia-Pacific region. Some 600 delegates - people of
Indian origin abroad, resident and non-resident Indians, and foreigners
with deep interest in ties with India - are expected to participate
in the event.