The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs,Government of India is celebrating the 12th addition of The Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) with the theme –“Engaging Diaspora : Connecting Across Generations” 7-9 January, 2014 :Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports is the partner ministry for PBD 2014 and FICCI is managing and coordinating the event. PBD is a unique platform that connects over 2,000 overseas Indians across 60 countries. Besides opportunities to connect with different stake holders from Industry and Government, The PBD 2014 will offer new synergies to Indian Diaspora to network and collaborate across sectors in different states.

The Diwas will be formally inaugurated on 8th January, 2014 by hon’ble Prime Minister of India Mr. Manmohan Singh. On 7th January, a special seminar entitled the “Youth PBD” , will be held to focus on youth Diaspora.Hon’ble President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee will deliver the Valedictory Address and confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on 9th January 2014.

The registrations have already been received from Australia, Bahrain,Canada,Fiji,France, Germany, Ireland,Israel, Italy,Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mozambique, Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania,Thailand, United Kingdom and USA. PBD 2014 will also commemorate the remarkable contributions made by Indian Diaspora in building the growth story of modern India and also accentuates India’s position in the International arena.A few of the major highlights of this PBD are as follows:

a. Plenary Sessions with Union Ministers.

b. Concurrent Session on Innovation &Technology, Health care, Media & Entertainment,etc.

c. Special Session on NRIs in the Gulf

d. Explore business opportunities in India and within Diaspora.

e. New initiatives to engage the Youth and second generation of Diaspora.

f. Focused seminars to explore investment opportunities in states.

g Presentation of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2014.

h. Exhibition.

i. Cultural Evening.

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