Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019

[21-23 January, 2019]

Government of India will celebrate 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas at Varanasi from 21-23 January, 2019 in partnership with the State of Uttar Pradesh. Participants will also get the opportunity to participate in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj (Allahabad) and Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi. However, participation in Kumbh Mela on 24th January, 2018 and Republic Day celebrations on 26th January, 2018 is optional.

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.

For detail information and registration as participation, please visit Pravasi Bharatiya Divas website: For any additional information/clarification, please contact Mr. Adarsh K Mishra, Second Secretary (Education & Culture) by email: or Tel.: 023 210 912 /13 .