Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021
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            The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. The 1st PBD Convention was held in the year 2003 and this year the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Contention is being held on virtual mode on 9th January due to COVID-19 Pandemic. 

            The PBD Convention provides a platform to the Overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of the land of their ancestors for mutually beneficial activities. The convention is also very useful in networking among the overseas Indian community residing in various parts of the world and enables them to share their experiences in various fields.

            The PBD Convention will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on 9th January 2021 at 10.30 am (IST) – 1.00 am Guyana time. The winners of the Bharat koJaniye Quiz will also be announced in the Inaugural Session. The PBD Convention will include two Plenary Sessions where discussions will be held among eminent experts on the following themes:

  • Plenary (I) : Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
  • Plenary (II): Post – Covid Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and International Relations.

            This will be followed by the Valedictory Session where the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards will be announced to honour 30 eminent Overseas Indians for their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad and Hon'ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will deliver the Valedictory address to the diaspora.

            The PBD Convention will be streamed live on the social media platforms of the High Commission and Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre. All PIOs, NRIs and other interested guests are invited to join the live telecast  from 12.30 am Guyana Time on Saturday, 9th January, 2021 through the link-

            Please click the above link and then click on the “SIGNUP” Tab and register for the event by providing some basic details.  No other login credentials are required.  Please contact and Phone No.+592-2263996 for any further queries.


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