15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention 2019 to be held at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from January 21-23, 2019

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i15th PravasiBharatiya Divas Convention – Jan. 21 – 23, 2019

15th PravasiBharatiya Divas Convention – Jan. 21 – 23, 2019

The 15thPravasiBharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is being organized by Ministry of External Affairs in association with the State Government of Uttar Pradesh in January 2019.  In reverence to the sentiments of larger Indian Diaspora community to participate in KumbhSnan and their desire to witness the Republic Day Parade, the 15th PBD Convention 2019 will be held from 21 – 23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

  1. The theme of the 15th PBD Convention is: Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India.

  1. The schedule of the 15th PBD Convention is as under :

21 Jan. 2019

Special Guest from Norway (Sh. HimanshuGulati) and Guests of Honour from New Zealand (Sh. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi) and US Congresswoman (TulsiGabbard).

22 Jan. 2019

Inauguration of PBD Convention by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India with Chief Guest, Hon'ble Prime Minister of Mauritius.

23 Jan. 2019

Valedictory keynote address and conferment of PBSAs by Hon'ble President of India

24 Jan. 2019 (morning)

Departure for Allahabad for KumbhSnan

25 Jan. 2019

Return to New Delhi by special Train

26 Jan. 2019

Participation in the Republic Day Celebrations


  1. The Indian Diaspora in Lao PDR and local friends of India are requested to participate in the 15th PBD Convention 2019 which is scheduled to be held in January 2019 and make the event a grand success.
For more details, please visit: http://www.pbdindia.gov.in



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