Indian embassy invites NRIs to participate in PBD 2021.

Indian embassy invites all Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), and members of Indian Associations in Kuwait to participate virtually in the ‘16th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas’ (PBD) on 09 January 2021.

Prime Minister of India is scheduled to address the Inaugural Session and the president of India will deliver the Valedictory Address, in the evening.

Two sessions are scheduled during the day, “Role of Diaspora in  Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Facing post-COVID Challenges.”

To participate in the event, please click on the link given below and then click on the “SIGNUP” Tab to register for the event by providing  some basic details:

The program of virtual PBD conferences is as follows:

Inaugural Session (0735 hrs. to 0835 hrs.)

0735 hrs. -Welcome Remarks by Dr. S. Jaishankar, EAM

0745 hrs. -Keynote Address by H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi,  President of Suriname, Chief Guest

0800 hrs. -Address by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister  of India

0825 hrs. -Announcement of “Bharat ko Janiye Quiz” Awards

0835 hrs. -Conclusion of Inaugural Session

Plenary Session – I (0845 hrs. – 1030 hrs.)

“Role of Diaspora in Aatmnirbhar Bharat”

Plenary Session – II (1040 hrs. to 1225 hrs.)

“Facing Post-COVID Challenges – Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and  International Relations”

Valedictory Session (1430 hrs. to 1527 hrs.)

1430 hrs. – Arrival of Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble President of India for the  Valedictory Session

1430 hrs. -National Anthem

1431 hrs. -Welcome Address By Dr. S. Jaishankar, EAM

1437 hrs. -Announcement of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awardees

1510 hrs. -Acceptance Speech by one of the Samman Awardees

1515 hrs. -Valedictory Address by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon’ble  President of India

1522 hrs. -Vote of Thanks by Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV &  OIA), Ministry of External Affairs

1527 hrs. -National Anthem

Conclusion of 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention

The program will be live-streamed on the YouTube channel and Facebook page of the Ministry of External Affairs India.


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