Drive to reach out to PIOs in Caribbean | India News


NEW DELHI: As part of India’s diaspora outreach, foreign minister Sushma Swaraj has written to all elderly Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), those above 90 years of age, in Trinidad and Tobago thanking them for their sacrifices and for promoting “Indianness” in foreign land.

The Indian mission in Trinidad and Tobago led by high commissioner Bishwadip Dey has launched an initiative called ‘Celebrating The Elders’ which is meant to reconnect with PIOs.

The descendants of indentured workers, who first arrived in Trinidad and Tobago in the late 18th and early 19th century, form nearly 42 per cent of the total population, constituting an integral part of the economic, political and social fabric of this Caribbean country.

According to the MEA, the presence of a substantial population of…

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