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They left Indian shores but their love for India remains. The Indian diaspora is one of the most vibrant and successful communities on the world stage, perfectly blending with the local customs and traditions of the Nations they settle in, even contributing to their development. At the same time their hearts still beat for India and have helped India whenever the need arose.

Shri Narendra Modi has always remained popular among the diaspora, who viewed him as an agent of change who would transform India. During every overseas trip, the Prime Minister makes it a point to connect with the diaspora. From Madison Square Garden in New York City to the Allphones Arena in Sydney, from Seychelles and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean to Shanghai, Narendra Modi has received a rockstar-like reception from the Indian community.

The Prime Minister’s speeches are extremely aspirational, in which he talks about the winds of change blowing in India, the efforts of the Government to bring about a positive change in the lives of the people and highlights the role of the diaspora in India’s growth.

A much needed reform was been the PIO and OCI merger, that has been hailed by the diaspora all over. In many places the relaxation of Visa norms and simplification of processes was hailed.

Apart from the community receptions, the Indian community welcomed Shri Modi at the airports and during the various events he attended. Cheers of ‘Modi Modi Modi’ were very common in overseas events that the Prime Minister attended. In one of the events, at the World War I memorial in France, the Prime Minister asked the people not to do so and instead chant, “Shaheedon Amar Raho” (long live our brave martyrs).

The Prime Minister realizes the crucial role of the diaspora and continues to engage with them for the development of India.

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The work of the NDA government under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has been profusely lauded by leading international bodies for the policies that have initiated the wheels of change in India.

The World bank expressed hope that India is expected to grow at a phenomenal pace of 6.4% in 2015-16 as against a 5.6% in 2014-15. The World Bank added that this is linked to what they called ‘the Modi dividend.’ The World Bank added that investment is set to pick up due to the government’s policies and even the declining oil prices.

The positive sentiment has been echoed by the President of the World Bank, Mr. Jim Yong Kim. Mr. Kim said that "strong visionary leadership" of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has resulted in "extraordinary effort" by India on financial inclusion of its people. He even praised the Jan Dhan Yojana, the effort of the Government of India towards financial inclusion.

The International Monetary Fund pointed that due to the reform drive by PM Modi and the declining oil prices, the Indian economy will grow faster than what is expected and will even outplace China. The IMF also linked the reforms to rising investor confidence.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has opined that the economic reforms in India are poised to put the Indian economy on a strong, sustainable and inclusive growth path. This again points to the reformist zeal of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The leading and respected global agency, Moody’s has upgraded India’s rating outlook to “positive” from the previous “stable.” This is again seen as a major boost for investors and a thumbs-up to the reform drive of the Prime Minister and his team.

A similar optimistic response on India’s growth came from the United Nations, whose mid-year update on the World Economic Situation and Prospects puts India’s growth above 7% for this year and the next year.

Thus, the reformist zeal of the Prime Minister and the quick pace of the wheels of reforms have drawn the attention of the world, which is appreciative of India and optimistic about the Indian economy.