Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address at the inaugural session of the PIO Parliamentarian Conference in New Delhi. The event began at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj delivered the opening remarks. As many as 120 parliamentarians from 23 countries are participating in the conference. PM Modi`s keynote address will be followed by two thematic plenary sessions: `PIO Parliamentarians: A Journey from Struggle to Parliament` and `Resurgent India: Role of PIO Parliamentarians`. This is to recall that January 9 is celebrated every year as `Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas` to commemorate the contributions of overseas citizens of Indian origin towards India.