Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”. Special arrangements are also being made for participation in Kumbh Mela and Republic day parade.
Chief Minister Message
I am proud that Uttar Pradesh has an extensive diaspora network that has gone to every part of the world and made us proud through their hardwork and way of life. NRIs play a significant role in the socio-economic development of the country. As we rejoice your success, we invite you to actively participate in the State development. Uttar Pradesh has made rapid progress in recent times, we are the fourth largest state economy and among the top manufacturing States of India. We have made strides in infrastructural development by building expressways and airports. The strength of the Uttar Pradesh lies in its demographic dividend and we are taking result oriented steps for skill development of youth.
Uttar Pradesh is proud to be partner of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, I hope you all will be part of it and make the event a grand success. With this I extend my warm wishes to the UP NRIs residing all over the globe and look forward to a meaningful engagement of UP NRIs with their motherland and contribute in UP`s journey of powering New India.