South Asians | The Daily Star
11:00 PM, July 11, 2009 / LAST MODIFIED: 11:00 PM, July 11, 2009

South Asians

Migration of South Asians to distant countries to seek livelihoods, or in search of acquaintance, skills, training and professional opportunities, is an undeniable fact. With the lack of economic as well as educational opportunities in South Asia, the trend of emigration out of South Asia will continue in the foreseeable future. Thousands of South Asians leave South Asia on a daily basis to seek employment abroad with official permission. Millions of South Asians have settled in the USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other developed countries. Acquiring citizenship of the adopted country becomes almost a necessity for various practical considerations like enjoying privileges of employment, education with ease, participation in various activities etc. The South Asians who acquire citizenship of their adopted countries nonetheless always wish to maintain strong emotional ties with their country of origin which they usually consider their motherland. The South Asians stay in regular touch with their families back home, travel to South Asia frequently and support the country to the best of their ability. Which is better for us?

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