9 January: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
On 9 January, India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to acknowledge the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of the country. On this day, we also commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s return to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. According to the latest reports, this year the day is celebrated between 7 and 9 January. This event is held every year in a city in India where a forum and awards ceremony are held.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023: Theme
The official theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 is “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal.”
This theme emphasizes the role played by the Indian diaspora in the development of the country. In order to commemorate the day, every year a different theme is selected.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: History & Significance
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is a day celebrated in India to mark the contribution of the Overseas Indian community to the development of India. It is celebrated on January 9th every year to coincide with the day Mahatma Gandhi, the preeminent leader of the Indian independence movement, returned to India from South Africa in 1915. The day was officially declared Pravasi Bharatiya Divas by the Government of India in 2003, and has been celebrated annually since then.
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The main goal of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is to strengthen the ties between the Government of India and the Overseas Indian community and to recognize and honor the contributions of the Overseas Indian community to the development of India.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Celebration
The celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas includes a conference, which serves as a platform for the Overseas Indian community to engage with the Government of India and to share their experiences and ideas for the development of India. The conference also serves as an opportunity for the Overseas Indian community to network with each other and with Indian businesses.
In addition to the conference, the day also includes cultural events and exhibitions showcasing the cultural diversity of India and the achievements of the Overseas Indian community. The day is marked by the conferral of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards, which are given to individuals in the Overseas Indian community who have made significant contributions to the development of India or to their countries of residence. The celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is an important way for the Government of India to show its appreciation and gratitude to the Overseas Indian community for their contributions to the development of India.