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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". Special arrangements are also being made for participation in Kumbh Mela and Republic day parade.

For registrations:  https://www.pbdindia.gov.in/en/registration-form
Last Date: 15 November 2018

Programme for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 to be held on 21-23 January, 2019 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

21 January 2019 – Monday
Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Time

Session/Programme

09:30 hrs-11:00hrs

  • Inauguration of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  • Special Guest His Excellency Mr. Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament, Norway
  • Guest of Honour His Excellency Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament, New Zealand

11:30-13:00 hrs

Plenary Session: Engagement with Younger Members of Indian Diaspora

13:00-14:30 hrs

Lunch hosted by Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports

14:30-21:00 hrs

  • Interaction with Banaras Hindu University Students (Banaras Hindu University Campus Campus)
  • Dinner hosted by Shri Chetan Chouhan, Minister of State for Sports & Youth Welfare for youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants

11:30-Onwards  

  • Inauguration of Uttar Pradesh State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Simultaneous event)
  • Cultural programme (Showcasing dance and music of Uttar Pradesh) in the Evening
  • Dinner hosted by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants 

22 January 2019 - Tuesday
Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019

Time

Session/Programme

10:00 hrs-12:30 hrs

  • Plenary I: Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019
  • Chief Guest His Excellency Shri Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius
  • Address by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi
  • Joint Unveiling of Plaque of Mauritius Diaspora Centre by both Prime Ministers
  • Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz Award Ceremony & Group Photo

13:00-14:30 hrs

Lunch for delegates

14:00-15:30 hrs

Plenary Session II: Developing Cyber Capacity of India

16:00-17:30 hrs

Plenary Session III: Giving Back to India: Opportunities and Challenges

18:00-19:30 hrs

Cultural Programme (organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

20:00 hrs onwards

Dinner hosted by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs

23 January 2019 - Wednesday
15th  Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention

Time

Session/Programme

09:00-10:20 hrs

Plenary Session IV : Indian Community Organizations Working for Indian Nationals in Distressed Situation

10:20-11:40 hrs

Plenary Session V : Indian Diaspora's Role in Capacity Building of Artificial Intelligence in India

11:40-12:00 hrs

Tea Break

12:00-13:30 hrs

Plenary Session VI : Role of Indian Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Waste Management

13:30-15:00 hrs     

Lunch hosted by Shri Ram Naik, Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh

15:00-16:30 hrs      

Plenary Session VII : Role of India Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Solar Power

17:00-18:30 hrs

Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony by Hon'ble President

20:00 hrs

Dinner hosted by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations

24 January, Thursday

In Prayagraj (Visit to Kumbh Mela)

Participants would arrive in Prayagraj by bus (Volvo AC Bus). Arrangements for holy bathing at Sangam

25 January, Friday

In Delhi

After Kumbh Mela, participants would travel from Prayagraj to Delhi by train (two-tier AC coaches)

26 January, Saturday

Witnessing the 70th Republic Day Event in New Delhi

Special passes for foreign delegates of PBD 2019 have been arranged for the Republic Day Parade.