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PBD 2017


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.

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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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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‘Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana,’ schemes for Indian startups part of PM Modi’s gamut

In his inaugural speech, the PM announced a special skill development program - ‘Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojna’ for ‘young Indians who...


PBD 2017: Narendra Modi top quotes that garnered the loudest applause

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s unmatchable aura and NRIs’ love for him was at full display when he took the stage to address the...


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

‘Start-ups and Innovations which had social impact in India’ emerged as one of the most successful sessions on Day 1. The session during...


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

NRIs 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...


PBD 2017: Government to highlight economic reforms at the conclave

The government seems to be bringing PBD 2017 to full use to highlight its achievements and the economic reforms.


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 is playing it smart this time to bring in more Pravasi (NRIs) to India. In order to make lives easier for Indian...


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...


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 may still be in the hospital recovering from a recent kidney transplant, but that is not...

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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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