Amid high security, NRI Divas to kickstart in Agra

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Agra: Security has been stepped up in Uttar Pradesh where the first “UP Pravasi Divas” will be hosted by CM Akhilesh Yadav which is aimed at attracting investment from the NRI community with its roots in the state.

Especially after the Pathankot terror attack, more than 50 Anti-Terrorism Squad commandoes have been deployed to guard the chief minister and other VIP dignitaries, police officials overseeing the security arrangements told reporters.

Over 1100, NRI’s have enrolled for this mega event where heads of various companies are expected to also take part.

The business and investment potential of the state will be showcased through an exhibition, presentations by various officials and a speech by the chief minister. Akhilesh will inaugurate the event.

Awards would also be given to eminent NRI’s for their contributions in various fields. The cultural program will be witnessing a musical performance by the famous Pakistani singer Rahat Ali Khan in ITC Mughal. The UP government was preparing for the event for past few weeks. The success of the event will help to present a better image of the state and bring more tourism. Uttar Pradesh has the largest NRI population in the country.(IANS)

The UP government was preparing for the event for past few weeks. The success of the event will help to present a better image of the state and bring more tourism. Uttar Pradesh has the largest NRI population in the country.(IANS)

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