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Pravasi Bahartiya Divas on 9 January every year

Pravasi Bahartiya Divas on 9 January every year

January 9 has been recognized as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) because in 1915 Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa on this day.

But Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference is scheduled to change this year.

Highlights of Pravasi Bahratiya Divas 2019

  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference of 2019 is being held from January 21 to 23, 2019, instead of January 9. The conference will be organized in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
  • After the conference, participants will be given a chance to go to Prayagraj for the Kumbh Mela on January 24, 2019 and to be a witness to the Republic Day parade on January 26, 2019. On January 21, 2019, inauguration of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Youth Affairs and will be in the partnership of the sports ministry.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government will also organize the Rajya Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2019 on January 21, 2019.
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference on 22 January 2019.
  • Hon'ble President Shri Ram Nath Kovind will give closing address on January 23, 2019 and will award Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
  • On the invitation of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Pravand Jagannath will be the Chief Guest of the Conference.
  • Member of the Parliament of Norway, Mr. Himanshu Gulati will be the special guest and Mr. Kanwaljeet Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament of New Zealand, will be the special guest on January 21, 2019, in the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2018 was different

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas of 2018 was the first such event which was not conducted in India but in abroad country Singapore. One of the specialties of this Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (2018) was that Google has also dedicated its doodle to 'Pravasi Bharatiya Scientist' Hargobind Khurana. This Doodle Pune painter 'Rohan Sharad Dhotre' has made it. Rohan is currently working in Bangalore.

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas: 9 January  each year is celebrated as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Conference. This conference is celebrated on 7-9 January, but there has been a change in the dates of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas for the last two years. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was first organized in 2003. On the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, a three-day program is organized every year, in which those Indians are honored who went abroad and enlighted the name of India.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was organized in different cities of India since 2003.

No Year City State
1 2003 New Delhi Delhi
2 2004 New Delhi Delhi
3 2005 Mumbai Maharashtra
4 2006 Hyderabad  Andhra Pradesh
5 2007 New Delhi Delhi
6 2008 New Delhi Delhi
7 2009 Chennai Tamilnadu
8 2010 New Delhi Delhi
9 2011 New Delhi Delhi
10 2012 Jaipur Rajasthan
11 2013 Kochi Kerala
12 2014 New Delhi Delhi
13 2015 Gamndhinagar  Gujarat
14 2016 New Delhi Delhi
15 2017 Bangaluru Karnataka
16 2018 Marina Bay Sands Singapore
17 2019 Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2018 has it's own importance for Indians and Non resident Indians.

 

Related Question:-

Q.1 Where is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is organized to celebrate?
A. Chennai Tamilnadu
B. Bangaluru Karnataka
C. Varanasi Uttar Pradesh
D. New Delhi
Answer...
Ans: Varanasi Uttar Pradesh

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