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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is a celebratory day observed on 9 January by the Republic of India to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915. 

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.

Gourmet delights from India and abroad satiated taste buds well at PBD 2017

It seemed Karnataka government lent special attention to food that was being served at 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017.


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...


PBD 2017 Bengaluru, Modi clear winners: NRIs say it with loud applause

The 14th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD), billed as the largest gathering of NRIs in the world has emerged as a great success.


Awardees at PBD 2017: First words after winning

The annual global convention for the Indian diaspora, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2017 was held in Bengaluru from January 7 to 9 with a...

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PM Modi promotes OCI over PIO cards; Here's why OCI cards are better than PIO cards

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged Indians abroad to convert their PIO (People of Indian Origin) cards into OCI (Overseas Citizen of India)...


PBD 2017: 30 NRIs honoured with Bharatiya Samman Awards

On the third and final day of the 14th edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) are to be conferred.

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PBD 2017: 8 tweet worthy quotes by Amitabh Kant during ‘Start-ups and Innovation’ session

The session during Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was aimed at involving Indian Diaspora with social impact invest movement in India.


PBD 2017: Networking, philanthropy on Indian diaspora’s mind

NRIs and Indian Diaspora are finding the latest edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 much more exciting and organised.


PBD 2017 gets a phenomenal response, registrations cross 7,200 mark

Ministry of External Affairs has got an overwhelming response from Indians across the world with registrations crossing 7,200 as on Friday.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Video: How Indians found their place under the American sun

United States America - the land of freedom, liberty and full of opportunities is one of the countries - Indians have established themselves...


Calling Pravasi(s) to discover Karnataka this PBD

NRIs from across the world are heading to India for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017, which is being celebrated in Bengaluru, Karnataka, a state...


PBD 2017: Two KSA Indians to be honoured with Pravasi Excellence award

Two KSA Indians expatriates from Saudi Arabia - Mohammed Abdul Rahman Saleem and Seshu Kumar Pitani, have been selected for the Pravasi...

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Sushma Swaraj invites Indian diaspora to Pravasi Bhartiya Divas through a heartfelt video

India’s External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has invited NRIs and Indian diaspora to the upcoming Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) through...

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PBD 2017: ICCR Jammu to present ‘J&K cultural show’

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Jammu, is all set to display a unique performance at the upcoming Pravasi Bhartiya Divas...


Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Portuguese PM Antonio Costa to grace the event

Dr. António Costa, Prime Minister of the Republic of Portugal is all set to grace the upcoming 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)...

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