|Beautiful form: An artist performs Indian dancing at the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Hồ Chí Minh City. — Photo coutersy of the Consulate General of India|
HCM CITY — On the occasion of the 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, on January 9 the Indian consulate in HCM City organised a gathering of the local Indian community at the premises of the HCM City Union of Friendship Organizations.
With millions of Indians living overseas and contributing in many ways, including financially, the Indian Government began to celebrate their numerous achievements and contributions by organising the event annually on January 9 since 2003.
Consul General Smita Pant said: "The Indian community in HCM City is small but is an active and dynamic participant, and has played an effective role in being a bridge between India and Việt Nam and in further strengthening cultural, tourism, educational and other links between the two countries.”
She said the community also participates in various cultural and developmental initiatives undertaken by the city.
There were cultural performances by Indians. — VNS