Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention

  • Written by iagz_admin
  • October 3, 2016 at 8:17 pm
  • I am happy to inform you that the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India will be organizing the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention from 7-9 January, 2017 (PBD-2017) at the Bengaluru International Exhibitions Centre, India. The theme of PBD-2017 is “Redifining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”. Prime Minister Modi will be giving a keynote address on the inauguration of the PBD Convention.

    PBD conventions are being held every year since 2003. These conventions provide a platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of the land of their ancestors for mutually beneficial activities. These conventions are also useful in networking among the overseas Indian community residing in various parts of the world and enable them to share their experiences in various fields.

    During the event, individuals of exceptional merit are honoured with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to highlight their role in India’s development. The event also provides a forum for discussing key issues concerning the Indian Diaspora.

    In this regard, the Embassy of India in Berne will be hosting a presentation on the PBD-2017 at the Embassy on Monday, 10th October, 2016 at 10.00 hrs. to acquaint you with PBD-2017. You are cordially invited to attend the presentation and register for the PBD at You can visit this website for more details on the event.

    Warm regards,
    (Smita Purushottam)