17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore in January 2023

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According to the External Affairs Ministry the 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 will be held at Indore in January next year. 


  • Secretary, Consular, Passport and Visa Division, Ausaf Sayeed and Madhya Pradesh Chief Secretary Iqbal Singh Bains signed an MoU to host Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
  • The MoU was signed in the presence of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

About Pravasi Bharatiya Divas :

  • On January 9, 1915, this day was chosen as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to commemorate the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa.

  • Mahatma Gandhi led India's freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.

  • Celebration of Pravasi Diwas started in India in 2003.

  • In the year 2015 it was revised and it was decided to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas every two years.

  • The 16th Pravasi Divas Conference was held in New Delhi with the theme "Contribution to Self-reliant India".

  • This day marks the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India.

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