The group is comprised of 27 young men and women from eight countries.
Speaking on the occasion, Mukherjee appreciated the efforts of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India to organize the programme.
He said: "It is necessary for us to know about our roots and the place from where we originated."
Mukherjee said that the programme would be an enriching experience for the young men and women.
He said that India is the largest functional democracy of the world with its own inherent strength which can manifest itself whenever the situation demands.
--IBNS (Posted on 18-09-2013)