Punjab helps NRI’s connect: The Punjab Cabinet approved the “Connect with Your Roots” (CYR) programme to reach out to youngsters of Punjabi origin settled in other countries. ‘Connect with Your Roots’ (CYR), the programme will help young boys and girls of Punjabi origin whose parents, grandparents or great grandparents have settled abroad connect with their ancestral roots and culture, a press release issued by the state government.Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, who had announced the programme during his recent visit to London, briefed the Cabinet about the objective behind the scheme, aimed at creating awareness among the NRI youth about the real situation prevailing on the ground in Punjab. The scheme, initiated by the NRIs Affairs Department on the directives of the Chief Minister, would be open to young boys and girls in the age group of 16-22, and facilitate their learning of their family background and the culture to which they belong, and also to build an emotional bonding with the country of their roots. The first group of such youngsters is expected around January 9, 2018, to coincide with the NRI Day and each group would comprise 15 youth.
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