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MEA to diaspora: ‘Donate for development, connect with your roots’

The government is giving a fresh push to the IDF — launched by the UPA government to provide a platform for overseas Indians to carry out development efforts in India.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
August 28, 2016 1:43:01 am
Sushma swaraj, External affairs minister sushma swaraj, MEA, Indian dispora, Clean india projects, Clean india, Clean ganga, Ganga rejuvenation, Ganga rejuvenation projects, India Development Foundation, IDF, UPA , UPA government, BJP, india news Sushma Swaraj called upon overseas Indians to send funds under the India Development Foundation (IDF) for projects of their choice. (Express File Photo by Prem Nath Pandey)

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Saturday invited the Indian diaspora to donate money towards the implementation of various development projects, including Clean India and Ganga rejuvenation, and get connected with their “roots”. Swaraj called upon overseas Indians to send funds under the India Development Foundation (IDF) for projects of their choice.

The government is giving a fresh push to the IDF — launched by the UPA government to provide a platform for overseas Indians to carry out development efforts in India.

“The money will not be just a donation. It is a way to get connected with the roots. It is a way to pay back to your motherland. It will be a reflection of emotional attachment to the country,” Swaraj said in a video message posted on MEA’s Twitter handle.

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