Day 1
21 Jan 2019 (Monday)

Youth PBD & Uttar Pradesh State PBD

Joint inauguration of Youth PBD by External Affairs Minister and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports. The event will bring limitless opportunities for the young Diaspora to engage with New India. Uttar Pradesh PBD is a unique opportunity for Pravasis from Uttar Pradesh to reconnect with the roots.

Time Session/Programme
09:30 hrs-11:10hrs
  • Inauguration of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
  • Special Guest His Excellency Mr. Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament, Norway
  • Guest of Honour His Excellency Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament, New Zealand
11:30-13:00 hrs Plenary Session: Engagement with Younger Members of Indian Diaspora
13:00-14:30 hrs Lunch hosted by Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports
14:30-21:00 hrs
  • Interaction with Banaras Hindu University Students (Banaras Hindu University Campus)
  • Dinner hosted by Shri Chetan Chouhan, Minister of State for Sports & Youth Welfare for youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants
11:30-17:30 hrs
  • Inauguration of Uttar Pradesh State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Simultaneous event)
18:00-1900 hrs
  • Cultural programme (Showcasing dance and music of Uttar Pradesh) in the Evening
19:00 onwards
  • Dinner hosted by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants
Day 2
22 Jan 2019 (Tuesday)

Inauguration of PBD Convention
by Prime Minister

Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019 by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India in the presence of Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Pravind Jugnauth.

Time Session/Programme
10:00 hrs-12:10 hrs
  • Plenary I: Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019·
  • Address by Smt.Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs
  • Address by ShriYogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
  • Book release of Prof. Reshmi Ramdhony from Mauritius
  • Keynote  Address by Chief Guest , H.E. Shri Pravind Jugnauth,Prime Minister of Mauritius
  • “Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz” Award Ceremony &group photo
  • Address by ShriNarendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
  • Vote of Thanks by Gen. (Dr.) V.K. Singh, Minister of State for External Affairs

12:10-14:00 hrs Lunch for delegates
15:00-16:30 hrs Plenary Session II: Developing Cyber Capacity of India
16:45-18:15 hrs Plenary Session III: Giving Back to India: Opportunities and Challenges
19:00-20:30 hrs Cultural Programme (Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations)
20:30 hrs onwards Dinner hosted by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs
Day 3
23 Jan 2019 (Wednesday)

Valedictory Session & PBS Awards by President

Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and Valedictory Address by President of India.

Time Session/Programme
09:00-10:15 hrs Plenary Session IV : Indian Community Organizations Working for Indian Nationals in Distressed Situation
10:30-11:45 hrs Plenary Session V : Indian Diaspora's Role in Capacity Building of Artificial Intelligence in India
12:00-13:15 hrs Plenary Session VI : Role of Indian Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Waste Management
13:30-14:45 hrs       Lunch hosted by Shri Ram Naik, Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh
15:00-16:15 hrs       Plenary Session VII : Role of India Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Solar Power
17:00-18:30 hrs Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony by Hon'ble President

  • Welcome address Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs
  • Remarks by ShriYogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh
  • Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardsby Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’blePresident of India
  • Valedictory Address by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India
  • Vote of Thanks by Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Secretary (CPV & OIA) , Ministry ofExternal Affairs
20:00 hrs Dinner hosted by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations
Day 4
24 Jan 2019 (Thursday)

In Prayagraj (Visit to Kumbh Mela)

Participants would arrive in Prayagraj by bus (Volvo AC Bus). Arrangements for holy bathing at Sangam.

Day 5
25 Jan 2019 (Friday)

In Delhi

After Kumbh Mela, participants would travel from Prayagraj to Delhi by train (two-tier AC coaches).

Day 6
26 Jan 2019 (Saturday)

Republic Day Event

Special passes for foreign delegates of PBD 2019 have been arranged for the Republic Day Parade.

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