Jan 7-9 in Bengaluru
The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) is a Government of India initiative to engage and celebrate the contributions of Indian diaspora has been gaining more popularity with each year.
This year's theme "Redefining the engagement with Indian diaspora" reinforces the mission of PBD.
The main PBD will be on January 8 and 9, with a keynote by Prime Minster of India, Shri Narendra Modi.
President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on January 9.
Some new features of this year's PBD are:
(a) Optional Industrial Visits for delegates on January 7 and 10, in and around Bengaluru.
(b) B2B meetings with Government officials, other delegates and exhibitors.
(c) Exhibition at PBD - showcasing Flagship Programs of the Government; opportunities in States of India, Corporate Sector and Public Sector Undertakings; Schemes and Progams for NRIs and PIOs; and Indian Handicraft and Culture Bazaar.
(d) Special (optional) sightseeing tours - organized by Karnataka Tourism.
It will be wonderful if more NRIs attend PBD and get involved in the rebuilding of India.