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.

15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 is being organised at Varanasi in partnership with Government of Uttar Pradesh from 21-23 January 2019. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". For the 15thPravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 , the participants will also have the opportunity to participate in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj and Republic day celebrations at New Delhi from 24-26 January 2019 (optional).

Arrangements will be made for the travel and stay of over 5000 participants that are expected to join PBD Convention.  The participants will have the option to choose their stay either in hotel or tented Swiss cottages in Varanasi upon registration. Local transport will be arranged for pick and drop to the venue and guided tours for local sightseeing in and around Varanasi and Prayagraj, including visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple and River Ganga Aarti at Varanasi. Lunches and dinners will be arranged for all the 3 days of PBD Convention.

Arrangements of accomodation  will be made at Prayagraj near the Sangam for those who choose to participate in the Kumbh Mela as well as for their participation in Republic Day Parade. As number of accomodations in Prayagraj and number of tickets for Republic Day Parade are limited, these would be provided on first come first serve basis. Participants will be taken to Prayagraj in Special AC Volvo Coaches and brought back to Delhi in Special AC trains.

The registration process for participating in PBD 2019 has started and will remain open till 15 November 2018. The registration, program and payment details are available on the PBD website link


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