Ravalika Medipally January 7, 2015

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convection will begin its 13th edition in Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, today on behalf of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to motherland on Jan 9th, 1915 from South Africa.


Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention, 13th edition will begin in Gujarat’s Gandhi Nagar today which will be filled with NRIs from about 58 countries. They are very excited to participate in the event. This is a three-day convention that which notes the involvement of the overseas Indian community in the country’s improvement and intends at concerning India to its large and huge overseas Diaspora and will let with their brilliance, capability and proficiency on an ordinary platform.

The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is the national occasion of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India. This year, 2015 is the bicentennial year of the return of Mahatma Gandhi to his motherland from South Africa on January 9, 1915, from where he led independent fight against the White. The external Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and US-based astronaut Sunita Williams, who has pedigree in Gujarat, will be in the ‘Youth PBD’ programme at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar, the location of the conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is planned to launch the main event today where Maite Nikoana-Mashabane, the Foreign Minister of South Africa will be the tribute guest and President of Guyana, Doland Ramotar will be the chief guest. NRIs will have a battery of speakers together with Vice President Hamid Ansari, Narendra Modi, senior Cabinet ministers, besides important NRI personalities spanning the fields of education, politics and business.

The Chief Ministers of different states will aim to look for the investment from the famous and capable NRI delegates in their particular states. The Vice-President will give away the most prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Awards to persons of excellent worth to value their part in India’s development, in the finishing conference. The cultural events will be held on a very huge scale on these days.

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