UKABC Invites you to join 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention | 7 to 9 January 2017, Bengaluru, Karnataka

The Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India and the State of Karnataka, have the pleasure to invite Non-resident Indians (NRI) and Persons-of Indian Origin (PIO) to the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention from 7 to 9 January 2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Flyer Youth PBD Flyer 2017 (1)

Flyer about Youth PBD and some highlights of PBD Convention. Click on image to view large size

Young non-resident Indians and Persons-of-Indian origin are invited to the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 7 January 2017 in Bengaluru. Youth PBD is a special occasion and platform for young PIOs and NRIs to know more about contemporary India; network with other young Indian Diaspora; and resident young Indians. A flyer about Youth PBD and some highlights of PBD Convention is attached.

Please share both flyers with other NRIs and PIOs, especially the young Indian Diaspora. You can also post the flyers in the social media platforms of Indian Community Organisations, Associations and other platforms.

Registration for PBD 2017 is through an online process accessible at
Payment of registration fees is through an online payment gateway.

Details of the programme, registration fees and other aspects of the 14th PBD Convention are also in the same website

We look forward to your participation in the 14th PBD Convention !

Objectives of PBD 2017:

  • PBD 2017 will focus on the theme “Redefining the engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.
  • To strengthen Diaspora engagement and provide a platform for networking with the Diaspora.
  • To recognize the Diaspora’s contribution to India and know their expectations and concerns.
  • To deepen engagement with young Diasporas, to help them know more about their roots.

PBD gives a platform to the Indian Diaspora to know about the Government’s achievements in various sectors and policies and initiatives undertaken by Government. The delegates of the PBD will also have the opportunity to interact with the Indian Diaspora belonging to different countries and network with them and explore how they leverage their resources in a nation building activities in India.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be result oriented, not selfie session unlike previous editions

– Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj,while announcing the upcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event, said that this edition of PBD will be result oriented and will not be a conference where people simply click selfies, photos, eat and go away. *(NEWS LINK)

What happens in a PBD?
The PBD convention attracts overseas Indians from all over the world. Nearly 3000 delegates participated in the PBD in January 2015 in Gujarat. The PBD Convention features Plenary Sessions; an Exhibition; Cultural programmes and provides an opportunity to interact with other Overseas Indians, Policy makers, Political leadership and others. The highlight of the PBD convention is the inaugural address by the Prime Minister. Chief Ministers of several states also participate and address the delegates on opportunities available in their respective states. The last day of PBD features the valedictory address by the Hon’ble President of India, who will also confer the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on Overseas Indian for their achievements and contribution both in India and abroad.

The Youth PBD is a new feature which has been introduced recently. It is a special day long programme which provides a platform to connect with Young Overseas Indians and discuss subjects of relevance to them. The Young PBD delegates will also have the opportunity to interact with other Young PIOs and Young Indians of their own age group. The highlight of the Youth PBD is the inaugural address by the Minister of External Affairs and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, followed by a plenary session, and a cultural programme and dinner.

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