Kotak Mahindra Bank: NRI Banking partnered with NRI Matters to launch a campaign – NRI Power Podium to connect the Indian diaspora with their Country – where they got an opportunity to come to India & also participate in the biggest NRI event – Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas to represent their concern & point of view. The first edition of NRI power Podium in early 2011 was very well received by Indian diaspora across 60 countries.
Now, NRI Matters is proud to present its second edition of NRI Power Podium, which begins from the 7th of December and ends on the 25th of December. Power Podium 2011 offers a golden opportunity to aspiring NRIs, to voice their issues on a worldwide platform and win an all-expenses paid trip to Jaipur, where they shall be a part of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2012. This year, the participating global Indians will present their views on ‘Cohesive Growth benefiting NRIs and Indians’ – a theme that complements Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’, ‘Inclusive Growth’. 2 winners then get to fly to Jaipur and socialize with the likes of Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, President Shrimati Pratibhasinh Patil, Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri Vayalar Ravi, Prime Minister of Trinidad & Tobago Mrs. Kamla Persad-Bissessar and other dignified personalities. The event is partnered by MakeMyTrip (Travel partner), Hum Desi (Radio partner) and Click2remit (Remittance partner)."Conversing one-on-one with Mr. Sam Pitroda helped me understand better the issues concerning information for global Indians."
-Karan Ratti, one of the 3 champions of Power Podium 2010 at PBD, New Delhi.
A follow up to Power Podium 2010, this year’s edition aims at bettering last year’s record-breaking effort. Power Podium 2010 was NRI Matters’ first campaign which received a total of 13,215+ signups and over 600 applications – all in a period of 1 month; this feat was archived in the Limca Book of Records. Last year’s jury, comprising of Mr. P.K. Aggarwal, CEO, TIE Global; Mr. KVS Manian, Group Head, Retail banking, Kotak Mahindra Bank had an arduous time going through all the applications and short-listing 25 final candidates. These 25 candidates were further evaluated and finally, 3 of them were chosen as winners who represented the Indian Diaspora at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011, New Delhi. It was more than an exhilarating experience to share a few words with luminaries, such as Meera Nair, Shashi Tharoor, Sam Pitroda and others.
“Each citizen should feel that his or her voice is heard and have a sense of participation in national development. This is the only way we know to accommodate the enormous diversity of opinions and interests in our country."
-Dr. Manmohan Singh.
So this year, Power Podium awaits its 2 proud victors who shall represent the Indian Diaspora at Birla Auditorium, Jaipur from January 7th to 9th, 2012.
To register click here.