Legislation necessary for the welfare of expatriates would be framed, said Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan during a press conference. The conference hosted Non-resident Keralite delegates from over 47 countries and 21 states.
Pinarayi Vijayan, during the presidential address of the inauguration of Loka Kerala Sabha 2nd edition, informed that, along with discussing the steps to ensure the welfare of current expatriates, LKS will discuss on steps to ensure the quality of future migrations too.
Kerala Governor, Arif Mohammed Khan opined that expatriates have played a big role in taking Kerala to the first position on NITI Ayog’s Sustainable Development Index. NORKA Roots Vice Chairman and eminent Business Person Padmashri. M A Yousuff Ali opined that it is necessary to be united beyond political interests on matters concerning the expatriates.
NRI investment companies and individuals will be allowed to become partners in tourism development projects said Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism.
An array of investment opportunities have been formulated for Pravasi said Dr T.M. Thomas Isaac, Minister of Finance while Minister of Revenue E. Chandrasekharan stated that non-resident Keralites have a crucial role in the rebuilding of Kerala.
Shri Najeem, who led a struggled life in the Gulf and whose life inspired the book “Aadu Jeevitham” spoke at Loka Kerala Sabha. Loka Malayalam, a quarterly magazine for ‘Pravasi Malayali’ was released by Hon. Chief Minister Shri Pinarayi Vijayan by giving the magazine to famous writer Manasi. Loka Malayalam Magazine Editor Shri K Satchidanandan joined the event.
Guruvayoor MLA & Loka Kerala Sabha Member Shri K V Abdulkhader’s book, ‘Pravsam Orma Ezhuthu’ was released by Hon. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan. In the book, Abdulkhader recollects his 7-year long expatriate life in the Gulf.
Renowned Hindustani Vocalist Dr Samiya Mahbub Ahmed took the audience through a mesmerizing journey of various threads of Hindustani music. By handing over drums and jingles to the audience and making them follow the beats Renowned Nigerian Artist proved once again his mastery over music and the human mind.