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NRI festival & Sports Mahotsav logo launched by Tourism Minister

A first of its kind NRI Festival being held in India from July 2022 onwards, saw the launch of its logo by
the Tourism Minister , Shripad Yesso Naik, on Friday 17th June , at Lodhi Estate. The tag line of the
logo, Connecting Sentiments was indicative of the fact that this NRI Festival is being held more
as a emotional connect with the Indian diaspora population rather than any commercial

The brief function began with a short promo on the NRI festival beginning with the sacrifice of our
great freedom fighters in getting us Independence, and went onto showcase the growth we have
made in the field of Culture, Yoga, Sports as we celebrate 75 years of our Independence and
commemorate the same by celebrating it in the form of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.

The Minister lauded the efforts o f Rejoice Health Foundation and Power Sportz, the chief
architects behind this NRI Festival and said that it is the responsibility of every citizen to
contribute to the development of the country. He highlighted the important role played by the
vast NRI community living outside India and also reiterated PM Modis statement that the Indian
diaspora population are like our Cultural Ambassadors. This festival is intended to honour the
sentiments of this important diaspora community and is a way of giving back to them for how proud
they make us all feel, globally

There will be a series of events across sports, culture & health where special invites will be given to
the Indian Community living outside India, and they will have a free entry to all events. Sports
fitness events such as Marathon, Cricket, Kabaddi, Yoga, shall endeavour to ensure that NRI youth
diaspora population participates in them and feels a connect with the Indians back home. Special
stands for the diaspora population will be erected at each of the venues. Talks are also on amongst
the Organizers to involve first degree relatives of the NRI community, living in Indias as well, as
important participants in this festival

Venues for all events are being finalized shortly and engagements with NRI Cell heads of all countries
have begun.

Dr Naval Kumar Verma, President, Rejoice Health foundation said that this 6 month long festival shall
focus on India now being a formidable Global Power, as we celebrate 75 years of Independence, and
focus on the 32 Million diaspora living outside India

Ms Kanthi D Suresh, Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Power Sportz TV, said that it is a great honour to be
covering live sports events in this festival, and that the Global Power concept is very much in sync
with the vision of the channel as well. We will do our best to showcase all the events in this festival,
to the satisfaction of all, she said

The Minister, Shripad Yesso Naik, who himself is a sports lover and has been a Kabaddi and Volleyball
player during his University days particularly emphasized on the sports events to be held under this
festival and made an ardent appeal to all NRIs to come and participate in the same. We extend our
wholehearted support for this festival, said the Minister.


  • Released : 20-Jun-2022


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