Mauritius PM reaches India to participate in PBD at Varanasi

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth has reached India to participate in the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave which is being organised at Varanasi from today till January 23.

Tomorrow, Mauritian PM Jugnauth will attend the inaugural ceremony of the 15th edition of the PBD that will be addressed by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will the chief guest at the programme.

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth (right) being welcomed on his arrival in India. Photo courtesy: MEA
Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth (right) being welcomed on his arrival in India. Photo courtesy: MEA

Modi and Jugnauth will then hold a bilateral meeting.

India-origin Members of Parliament - Himanshu Gulati of Norway and Kanwaljit Bakshi of New Zealand - will be the guests of honour.

Over 5,000 overseas Indians have registered for the PBD. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman will be conferred on 30 individuals for their achievements and accomplishments in different fields at the valedictory ceremony on January 23 that will be addressed by Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

On January 24, Jugnauth will also join the PBD participants at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Indian State of Uttar Pradesh (from left to right), Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs, Gen VK Singh, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports and India-origin Members of Parliament Himanshu Gulati of Norway and Kanwaljit Bakshi of New Zealand inaugurating Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi today. Photo courtesy: Twitter@MEA
Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Indian State of Uttar Pradesh (from left to right), Sushma Swaraj, Indian Minister of External Affairs, Gen VK Singh, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Indian Minister of State of Youth Affairs and Sports and India-origin Members of Parliament Himanshu Gulati of Norway and Kanwaljit Bakshi of New Zealand inaugurating Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi today. Photo courtesy: Twitter@MEA

Suresh Khanna, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Urban Development will receive the Mauritian Prime Minister at the airport.  He would be visiting Sangam, Integrated Control and Command Centre (ICCC) and the Lord Hanuman temple during his visit.

After that, he will proceed to Mumbai where he will meet Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavais and participate in the Republic Day celebrations on January 26.

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Ashraf Jamal brings a rare depth to writing equipped with a degree in journalism, a postgraduate degree in political science, and a degree in law from the Allahabad University. His experience includes editing and publishing the Northern India Patrika and writing for Times of India for almost a decade covering just about any topic under the sun including NRIs and Indian diaspora.

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