unofficial estimate of the total number of people of Indian origin
living outside India is about 22 million people. Whether they come
from Africa, Asia, the Americas, Australia, the Caribbean or Europe,
they are Indians in body and spirit. Almost all of them maintain
their Indian cultural traditions and values. They seem to have meaningfully
integrated in their countries without losing their ethnic identity.
To have a better understanding of our communities in different parts
of the world, it is essential to know and share the history of the
migration as well as their experiences in various countries.
over 22 million people of Indian origin living outside India, a
new global community of Indian origin has been developed. Most of
the people of Indian origin have become highly successful in business
and the profession. If their professional expertise and financial
resources are to be pooled together, it will benefit not only people
of Indian origin but also their countries and India. In addition,
people of Indian origin could assume a new role in providing help
in case of crisis to their communities around the world. India
Associations worldwide have been doing a great job in providing
community service to our communities and to project a good image
of India and the countries they live in.