Global NRK Meet Will be Held at Thiruvananthapuram

The Capital City will play host to a two-day Global NRK Meet 2011. The event will be held at the Mascot Hotel here from December 29. Representatives of Non-Resident Keralites from the country and abroad will participate in the event, said Rural Development-Cultural Affairs Minister K C Joseph here on Tuesday. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy will inaugurate the meet on Thursday at 11.30 a.m.

Sharing of problems and expectations of NRKs and energising welfare projects such as `Santhwana,’ ‘Chairman Fund’ and `Karunyam,’ apart from facilitating investment in the state are the objectives of the meet.

Currently, Kerala is estimated to be receiving an average of Rs 49,695 crore every year from NRKs as remittances. With indications of return of large number of NRKs into the state in the near future, their rehabilitation will also become an important topic of discussion, the Minister told reporters.

The meet will provide a platform to the proposed Emerging Kerala 2012, which has an agenda of sourcing necessary foreign funds for the development of the state.  Joseph said that the State Government was striving to make Kerala an investor-friendly state and guarantee security and returns for the investment of NRKs, with various initiatives.

News Sourced from “The New Indian Express” dated 28.12.2011

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