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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. 

Connected to India covers PBD extensively making sure Indians abroad are kept abreast of what goes on at the biennial event. 

Singapore NRI's PBD yatra: great hospitality steeped in Indian tradition

My plan to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention came by due to my love for travel and seeing new places. The programme of...

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Kiwi-Indian businessman among the recipients of top diaspora award

Indian government has conferred the highest Indian diaspora award-Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards (PBSA) on 30 NRIs this year. It includes...

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Mauritius PM Pravind Jugnauth visits Kumbh at Prayagraj

Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth visited the Sangam city and participated in the Kumbh Mela. He thanked the Indian government...

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Kumbh Mela’s splendour mesmerises PBD delegates at Prayagraj

The delegates of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) and NRIs were mesmerised seeing the splendour of Kumbh Mela on the banks of Ganga and...

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You are a living bridge between India and the World, President tells diaspora

The three-day long PBD 2019 concluded today with conferring of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 30 Indian diaspora members, with President...

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PBD delegates to witness grandeur of Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj

Delegates participating in the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 have a unique opportunity to witness the grandeur of the traditional Kumbh Mela...

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Modi moots start up mentoring, defence production for NRIs

Exhorting NRIs and Indian diaspora to become an active partners in India's growth story, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his government...

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Special tent city having 5-star facilities set up for PBD delegates at Prayagraj

There is a perfect amalgamation of spirituality and modernity at the ongoing Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj. It is ready to welcome NRIs and...

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Help is just one tweet away, Sushma tells Indian diaspora

Reiterating that her government stood firmly behind the Indians in distress overseas, the Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told...

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More than 350 NRIs from UAE participating in PBD 2019

Tears welled up in the eyes and a unique feeling of connecting with the motherland grasped the vast members of Indian diaspora as their...

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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...

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Varanasi decked up, welcomes Indian diaspora to PBD 2019

NRIs, diaspora, and people of Indian origin from round the world converged in the ancient city of Varanasi today to mark the start of...

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Uttar Pradesh to showcase investment opportunities during PBD 2019

The Yogi Adityanath government will showcase investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh to NRIs from the state on the first day of Pravasi...

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PM Modi to award medals to 'Bharat ko Janiye' quiz winners at PBD: Sushma Swaraj

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will award medals to the winners of the ‘Bharat Ko Janiye’ quiz on January 22 during the Pravasi...

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Four floating terminals set up for Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj Sangam

For safe and smooth movement of the pilgrims and passengers during three month long Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj, the Inland Waterways Authority...

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Ahead of Kumbh, Modi opens new airport, integrated command & control centre at Prayagraj

Ahead of the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj next month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated a state-of-art integrated command and control...

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In Pics: 71 mission heads inspect Kumbh preparations, satisfied

Mission heads from 71 different countries visited Prayagraj and made a first-hand assessment of the preparations for upcoming Kumbh Mela on...

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Rijiju exhorts diaspora youth to attend Varanasi PBD, explore India

The Indian Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has exhorted the diaspora youth to attend the upcoming Pravasi Bhartiya Divas at...

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PBD 2019 to link with Kumbh Mela, Republic Day celebrations: Sushma Swaraj

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs and the Uttar Pradesh state government are both gearing up for the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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In Pics: Day 2 at PBD, Sushma Swaraj touches 'Bharatiya' chords of Indian diaspora

After the full-house attendance on the Day 1 of ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) yesterday, Day 2 opened with much more galore....

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In Pics: The Raghu Dixit Project brings down the house with their performance at ASEAN India PBD

Band frontman Raghu Dixit is not afraid to shake it up. The stately Marina Bay Sands Ballroom turned into a club with the audience getting...

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In pics: Indian, ASEAN leaders and thinkers forge new connections in Singapore PBD

Bright minds of India and the ASEAN are meeting at the ongoing Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which is being organised in Singapore to commemorate...

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Sushma Swaraj arrives in Singapore, to attend ASEAN-PBD today

Indian Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj arrived here in Singapore to inaugurate much awaited ASEAN-India Pravasi Bhartiya Divas,...

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Nitin Gadkari at ASEAN-India PBD Singapore: Come to India, we are ready to create a joint venture

Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, India, who...

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'See you at InSpreneur!': Speed-dating comes to startups and investors from India and Singapore at PBD sideshow

Under the theme of ‘Ancient Route, New Journey: Diaspora in the Dynamic ASEAN-India Partnership’, The ASEAN-India Pravasi Bharatiya...

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