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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas:

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) has been celebrated on 9th January every year since 2003 to honor the Indian diaspora and the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the country’s development.

  • January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, and led India’s freedom struggle.
  • Since 2015, its format has been revised to celebrate the PBD once every two years and to hold theme-based PBD Conferences during the intervening period.
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is a celebration that acknowledges the significant contributions of Indians living abroad to India’s progress.
  • The highlight of this celebration is the PBD convention, where themes like “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat” have been explored in recent years.