Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: 09 January

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: 09 January

  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)/(Non-Resident Indian Day) is observed by the Republic of India on 09 January to mark the favors and contributions made by Non Resident Indians towards the welfare and development of the nation.
  • The day was chosen as it marks the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9 January 1915, and eventually led India’s freedom struggle.
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas conventions have been held on annual basis since 2003 till 2015.
  • Since 2015 the event was declared as a biennial by the Ministry of External Affairs and takes place once in two years.
  • India is celebrating its 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in 2022.
  • As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of External Affairs will address a virtual youth PBD conference on the theme ‘the role of the Indian diaspora.’ 
  • The conference will cover various aspects with regard to innovation and new technologies by the overseas Indians residing in countries worldwide.

Points to Remember:

  1. When is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas observed?
  2. Which edition of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is being organised in 2022?
  3. Theme of 2022 virtual youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference

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