Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas hosted by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India in association with NRI orgs and Indian Consulate at San Francisco concluded the event on Sunday, the Nov 15th at Los Angeles. The 2-Day event was to be inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister Ms Sushma Swaraj but couldn’t make it due to the Paris incident. However next day her junior Minister Mr. VK Singh addressed the session.
Event was booked to the full capacity with about 1300 delegates despite cricket match and other community events in Los Angeles area same day. Many NRIs investors, businesses participated in the B2B sessions. Representatives of states of Telangana, AP, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Haryana took part in the event to attract investments to their respective states. Telangana was the only state lead by a Ministerial lead delegation while others represented by bureaucrats. Andhra Pradesh team was lead by Chief Secretary Krishna Rao.
Telangana state was lead by Shri Jupally Krishna Rao, Minister of Industries, Sugar and Handlooms. Rao seized the opportunity to showcase the youngest state of India – Telangana as an ultimate destination for the investment with better infrastructure, natural resources, transparent & investor friendly pro-active govt. He emphasised with web based iPass introduced by T Govt one can get a permit within 15 days without running around offices, seeking political and/or bureaucrat favors thus eliminating the scope for corruption. He also said with Incubator project and T Hub even small entrepreneurs and startups provided with ready office space, business infrastructure and financial support to kick start their operations.
Rao, also stated Telangana with abundant land, natural water/mineral resources, perfect climate, continuous power supply, better roads, health care facilities, top class educational institutions and tourist attractions provides an excellent investment opportunity for the NRIs and foreign investors. He also reiterated Telangana govt efforts encouraging investments in IT, Engineering, Biotech, Healthcare, Pharma, Medical Devices, Digital, Tourism, Agriculture, renewable energy, Textile and Aviation Industries sectors.
Telangana Development Forum'(TDF) worked in collaboration with the Indian Consulate to make this event a grand success. Consulate General thanked and appreciated the efforts of TDF to make this event a grand success and sought their support going forward as well in projecting projects like Make in India, Digital India, Make in India etc.,
TDF joined Mr. Rao in showcasing Telangana state and appealed delegates to ‘Make in Telangana’ and invest in ‘Telangana. TDF also hosted the ministerial delegation and organized ‘Meet and Greet’ events with the Minister at Orange and Ventura counties of Los Angeles region to interact with Telanganites. Mr.Rao appealed to Telangana based NRIs to become part of building Telangana into a golden state, same way they extended the support in making the dream of separate state come true. He also requested NRIs to identify and come up with the projects/ Industries ideal for the growth and create employment opportunities. TDF president Vishweshwar Reddy, Kalavala attending the event said TDF will continue to act as an ambassador to ‘Telangana’ state and work towards the progress of state with projects like Jai Kisan, Dollar-a-Day, Sankalpam, Samanvaya etc.