December 23, 2013
The ‘Big Ideas for a Better India’ event brought together key influencers of the NRI community from across the United States. Over 100 Indian leaders from 25 major cities discussed solutions directed towards institutional and technological co-operation in India. Participation in the electoral process in the Indian sub-continent was another area of emphasis.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, who presided over the event as the keynote speaker, said that we should take pride in the heritage and language of our nation. He asked all Indians to come together to build the nation on the pillars of spirituality.
Hosted at the University of Maryland, this event was organized by the Overseas Volunteer for a Better India (OVBI), an apolitical organization. It was launched in May 2013 and is the overseas wing of the Indian organization VBI.