Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is a flagship event of the Government of India and provides an important platform to engage and connect with the overseas Indian Diaspora.
PBD is celebrated on 9th January every year since 2003. On 9 January 1915 Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa and led India’s freedom struggle.
PBD conventions provide a platform for the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of the land of their ancestors and opportunity to participate in socio- economic development of India. The convention also provides a platform for networking among the overseas Indian community residing in various parts of the world and share their experiences in various fields.
The 17th PBD Convention is being organized from 08-10 January 2023 at Indore, Madhya Pradesh, in collaboration with the Government of Madhya Pradesh. The theme of the PBD Convention 2023 is “Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.
The PBD Convention 2023 will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 09 January 2023. On 10 January 2023, President Smt. Droupadi Murmu will confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and preside over the Valedictory Session.
On 10 January 2023 the Embassy of India, Bangkok will organize a function to celebrate Pravasi Bhartiya Divas from 17.30 – 18.30 hrs. at the Embassy premises. Ambassador, Mr. Nagesh Singh will address the gathering.