New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on January 9 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, informed his office.
The PMO said, ‘The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention is being organized in association with the Government of Madhya Pradesh from 8-10 January 2023 at Indore.’
The theme of this PBD conference is ‘Pravasis: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in the Age of Amrit Kaal’. Over 3,500 expatriate members from around 70 different countries have registered for the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
Australian Parliamentarian Guest
There will be three parts to the PBD Convention. The Yuva Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be inaugurated on 8 January 2023 in partnership with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Australian Member of Parliament (MP) Janeta Mascarenhas will be the guest of honor at the Yuva Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
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On 9 January 2023, the PBD Convention will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and addressed by Guyana President Mohamed Irfan Ali and special guest Suriname President Chandrikaprasad Santokhi.
Postage Stamp Will Be Issued
A commemorative postage stamp ‘Go Safe, Go Trained’ will be released to underline the importance of safe, legal, orderly and efficient migration.
According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), the Prime Minister will also inaugurate a first-ever digital PBD exhibition on the theme ‘Azaadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Contribution of Diaspora to the Indian Freedom Struggle’ to highlight the contribution of our diaspora to freedom. In view of India’s ongoing Chairmanship of G20 Fighters in India’s Freedom, a special Town Hall will also be organized on 09 January.
President Murmu’s program
On January 10, 2023, President Draupadi Murmu will confer the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2023 and preside over the valedictory session. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award is presented to select members of the Indian diaspora to recognize their achievements and to honor their contribution to various fields, both in India and abroad.
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The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention is a flagship program of the Government of India. It provides an important platform to connect with the diaspora and enable the diaspora to interact with each other.