Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots.

During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.

The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". Special arrangements are also being made for participation in Kumbh Mela and Republic day parade.

The website for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 was jointly inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, Smt. Sushma Swaraj and the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath on 15 September 2018, which launched the commencement of online registration for participation in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019.

The registration will be open for 2 months till November 15, 2018. The registration, program and payment details are available on PBD website at


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