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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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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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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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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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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....

PBD Singapore 2018

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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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...

PBD Singapore 2018

'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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He's back! Fusion maestro Raghu Dixit to headline Singapore PBD's cultural evening

Indian Fusion music sensation Raghu Dixit is set to headline the cultural evening during the regional ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas...

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Cool Yoga and happening Ayurveda: Ancient sciences get modern makeover at PBD health showcase

Celebrating the rich heritage of Yoga and Ayurveda in India and highlighting their global popularity, the regional ASEAN India Pravasi...

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ASEAN India Cinefest - specially curated for Singapore PBD 2018

Any congregation of Indians is not complete without movie talk. We enjoy films, love our jamming on popular songs, play Antakshari and get...

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Indian roots, Singaporean exposure: Leaders to address delegates at PBD 2018

The Indian diaspora in Singapore has notable representatives in politics, education, diplomacy and the law. They have made a mark as leaders...

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Leaders, entrepreneurs and savants: PBD 2018 awaits a star-studded speaker lineup

In a change from inviting the diaspora to their motherland, the ASEAN India regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is bringing affluent...

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Dial D for Diaspora: ASEAN's Indians set to play big role in country's resurgence and influence

The excitement and buzz around the ASEAN India Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), to be held in Singapore, is palpable. The event is a showcase...

PBD Singapore 2018 NRI Stories

IIT Alumni Association: PBD 2018 will boost capital and people movement

IIT Alumni Association, Singapore, home to one of the largest overseas IIT alumni communities with over 3,500 IITians and nearly 100...

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