BHUBANESWAR: Founder chairman of Bahrain Odia Samaj Arun Kumar Praharaj has urged Union Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan to adopt measures for socio-economic and health security of migrant workers and NRIs residing in the gulf country.
Taking part in an interactive session with the Union Minister during his recent visit to Bahrain, Praharaj also requested him to take necessary steps for mandatory registration of the migrants and appointment of a health advisor in the Indian Embassy. “The move will protect the migrants lawfully,” he said.
Praharaj also drew the attention of the Minister towards the activities carried out by Bahrain Odia Samaj for welfare of NRIs as well as the Indian workers migrated to the foreign country. Founded in 1997 with six non-resident Odia families, the forum has now grown into an association of about 178 families and over 2,000 migrant workers, he said.