As the countdown to the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) being organised by the Indian High Commission of Singapore begins we spoke to members of the Indian diaspora on their expectations from this big ticket event.

Ex-Twitter MD, Parry Singh reviews PBD 2017 social media initiatives

Parminder (Parry) Singh, ex-Managing Director, Twitter, SEA, India, and MENA, who made his debut at PBD as a part of the Singapore NRI delegation. Parry an ex-Googler shared his experience at the three-day event and reviewed the usage of social media.

Plenary Session at PBD: Start-ups and Innovations with Social Impact in India

The theme of the plenary session was ‘Start-ups and Innovations with Social Impact in India.’ The emerging usage of social media to negotiate the social issues were discussed during the session.

Politicians of Indian origin this PBD

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) 2017 was a confluence of bright-minded politicians of the Indian diaspora including Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Vice President of Suriname, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin, politicians from Mauritius, Malaysia, Canada and other countries.

About Hashtag: #PBD2017

PBD 2017 was celebrated in Bengaluru. The 14th edition was billed as the largest gathering of NRIs in the world and billed as a great success. The three-day event, which was hosted by Karnataka got rave reviews from the NRIs who participated in the extravaganza.