17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention to be organised from 8th to 10th January in Madhya Pradesh

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17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention to be organised from 8th to 10th January in Madhya Pradesh

The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) convention is being organised in Indore from 8-10 January 2023 in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

An overview of the news 

  • The theme of this PBD Convention is "Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.

  • Over 3,500 expatriate members from around 70 different countries have registered for 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.

  • Ms. Zaneta Mascarenhas, Member of Parliament of Australia will be the guest of honour at the Yuva Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

  • On 9 January 2023, the PBD Convention will be inaugurated by Narendra Modi. 

  • The convention will feature addresses by the Chief Guest, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, the President of Republic of Guyana, and the Special Guest of Honour, Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of the Republic of Suriname.

  • A commemorative postage stamp 'Go Safe, Go Trained' will be released to underline the importance of safe, legal, orderly and efficient migration.

  • The Prime Minister will also inaugurate the first-ever digital Pravasi Bhartiya Divas exhibition on the theme “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Contribution of Diaspora to the Indian Freedom Struggle” to highlight the contribution of our overseas freedom fighters to India's independence.

  • On 10 January 2023, Hon’ble Rashtrapati Droupadi Murmu will confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2023 and preside over the Valedictory Session. 

Five thematic Plenary sessions of PBD Convention 

  1. Role of Diaspora Youth in Innovations and new Technologies’, chaired by Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur.

  2. Chaired by Minister of Health and Family Welfare Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya and co-chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh 'Role of Indian Diaspora in Promoting Indian Healthcare Ecosystem in AMRUT Kaal: Vision @ 2047'.

  3. Leveraging the soft power of India - Goodwill through craft, cuisine & creativity’, chaired by Minister of State for External Affairs, Meenakashi Lekhi.

  4. Enabling global mobility of Indian workforce – Role of Indian Diaspora’, chaired by Minister of Education, Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan.

  5. Harnessing the potential of diaspora entrepreneurs towards an inclusive approach to nation building’, chaired by Minister of Finance, Nirmala Sitharaman.

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