Bigger, Better Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 kicks-off in Bengaluru

What is called to be the biggest celebratory event for Indian diaspora in India – 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas has begun in Bengaluru on January 7, 2017.

The grandest Bharatiyas: Leading nations away from the land of their ancestors

We saw the entry of four Indian Americans into the US Congress last year. But none can perhaps easily match the heights of those PIOs and NRIs who have risen to the highest offices in their lands – such as prime minister or president. CtoI profiles such illustrious personalities.

PBD 2017: Short film highlights efforts of MEA

To mark PBD 2017, MEA has released a short film. Shot in the beautiful city of Bengaluru, the film highlights how the government has focused on its engagement with the Indian diaspora and the Indian community overseas over the past few years.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 Curtain raiser: Stage set in Bengaluru from Jan 7-9

With just four days remaining for the annual overseas Indians’ gathering – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) – It’s show time for the Ministry of External Affairs!

More NRIs expected at PBD 2017 following RBI’s extended deadline for note exchange

The Indian government try to bring in more Pravasi (NRIs) to India. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has extended the deadline of exchanging defunct notes up for Indian diaspora.

PBD 2017: Social media to play a major role in connecting diaspora

The upcoming 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) in Bengaluru is going to be a breakthrough event in not only discussing but connecting Indian diaspora through social media.

Demonetisation will help eliminate corruption: Indian Americans

A group of Indian Americans participated in a panel discussion on demonetization in Long Island, New York. General consensus which emerged among the group was that demonetization, will help to eliminate corruption and fight terrorism.

Know India Programme: Connecting Indian diaspora youth with their roots

To bring Indian diaspora youth closer to their country, MEA conducts a three-week orientation programme for Indian diaspora youth – Know India Programme.

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.