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17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Posted on: October 19, 2022 | Back | Print

17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

The website for the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention was jointly launched on 13 October 2022 by the External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar and the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan also participated in the launch ceremony.

The 17th PBD Convention is being organized from 08-10 January 2023 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The 17th PBD Convention will be held in a physical format after a gap of four years. The last PBD Convention in 2021 was held virtually during the Covid pandemic.

The theme of PBD Convention 2023 is "Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”. The PBD Convention 2023 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 09 January 2023. The Youth PBD will be held on 08 January 2023, in partnership with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. On 10 January 2023, President Smt. Droupadi Murmu will confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and preside over the Valedictory Session.

The launch of the PBD website (https://pbdindia.gov.in/) marks the commencement of online registration for participation in the PBD Convention 2023. The website also provides various other information about PBD 2023.  The Embassy of India, Riyadh requests our diaspora in the Kingdom to participate in large numbers.