Delhi to host 12th edition of Pravasi Diwas

The 12th annual edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in New Delhi from 7th to 9th of January 2014, announced Vayalar Ravi, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs. The theme of the convention will be -Engaging Diaspora – Connecting across Generations- with a special focus on the younger generation.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. January 9 was the day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the convention and President Pranab Mukherjee will give the valedictorian address. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman will also be bestowed on 15 persons during the convention. The PBD Convention provides a unique platform for overseas Indians to interact among themselves and with the Government of India and the Governments of various Indian States. It is also a forum where the Government of India showcases investment opportunities in India.

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