15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019, Varanasi

  • The 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is being held at Varanasi from 21st January  to 23rd January, 2019. For the first time in the history of  Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, the event is being held in Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India.
  • Theme: The theme for PBD 2019  is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”.
  • Youth PBD:  The opening day on 21st January will mark the Youth PBD with the focus on the generation next especially from Uttar Pradesh. The young diaspora will engage with its counterparts back home in India.  
  •  Chief Guest: PM  Narendra Modi  will inaugurate the PBD on 22nd January with  the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnath as the Chief Guest. 
  •  Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award: The Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award PSBA is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indian. It will be conferred by the President Ram Nath Kovind on 23rd January to selected NRIs, PIOs, organisation or institution established and run by the NRIs who have made significant contribution to various fields both in India and abroad.
  • Cultural Events : As the PBD is being organised at Varanasi, the cultural and spiritual capital of India, numerous cultural activities have been embedded in such a way that the delegates may get a very enticing, enriching and fulfilling experience. I
  • n the run up of the PBD, several exhibitions including a digital exhibition on the theme of ‘Ek Bharat Swacch Bharat: Sardar Patel and Gandhi ke Sapno ka Bharat, has been put up among others. These exhibitions are being organised at TFC Bada Lalpur, BHU and the Tent City. The Ghats of Ganga have specially been decorated to welcome the guests with their divine attraction. The three day mega event  has changed the hue of Varanasi. The citizens have also started living and feeling the Pravasi Bhartiy Diwas with several hundred  guests residing in the homes of local residents of Kashi under Kashi Atithya Yojana.

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