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Programme for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019

Posted on: December 27, 2018 | Back | Print

The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is organised from 21-23 January 2019 at Varanasi in partnership with Uttar Pradesh. This time, the participants will also have the opportunity to participate in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj and Republic Day celebrations in Delhi. The programme details are available in the attachment. The registration and payment details are available on the PBD websitewww.pbdindia.gov.in.


The registration will be open till 31st December 2018.

Programme for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 to be held

on 21-23 January, 2019 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh


21 January 2019 – Monday

Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas



09:30 hrs-11:00hrs

  • Inauguration of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

  • Special Guest His Excellency Mr. Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament, Norway

  • Guest of Honour His Excellency Mr. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament, New Zealand

11:30-13:00 hrs

Plenary Session: Engagement with Younger Members of Indian Diaspora

13:00-14:30 hrs

Lunch hosted by Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports

14:30-21:00 hrs

  • Interaction with Banaras Hindu University Students (Banaras Hindu University Campus Campus)

  • Dinner hosted by Shri Chetan Chouhan, Minister of State for Sports & Youth Welfare for youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants


  • Inauguration of Uttar Pradesh State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Simultaneous event)

  • Cultural programme (Showcasing dance and music of Uttar Pradesh) in the Evening

  • Dinner hosted by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for State Pravasi Bharatiya Divas participants 

22 January 2019 - Tuesday

Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019



10:00 hrs-12:30 hrs

  • Plenary I: Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention 2019

  • Chief Guest His Excellency Shri Pravind Jugnauth, Prime Minister of Mauritius

  • Address by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

  • Joint Unveiling of Plaque of Mauritius Diaspora Centre by both Prime Ministers

  • Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz Award Ceremony & Group Photo

13:00-14:30 hrs

Lunch for delegates

14:00-15:30 hrs

Plenary Session II: Developing Cyber Capacity of India

16:00-17:30 hrs

Plenary Session III: Giving Back to India: Opportunities and Challenges

18:00-19:30 hrs

Cultural Programme (organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations)

20:00 hrs onwards

Dinner hosted by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs

23 January 2019 - Wednesday

15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention



09:00-10:20 hrs

Plenary Session IV : Indian Community Organizations Working for Indian Nationals in Distressed Situation

10:20-11:40 hrs

Plenary Session V : Indian Diaspora's Role in Capacity Building of Artificial Intelligence in India

11:40-12:00 hrs

Tea Break

12:00-13:30 hrs

Plenary Session VI : Role of Indian Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Waste Management

13:30-15:00 hrs     

Lunch hosted by Shri Ram Naik, Hon'ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh

15:00-16:30 hrs      

Plenary Session VII : Role of India Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Solar Power

17:00-18:30 hrs

Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony by Hon'ble President

20:00 hrs

Dinner hosted by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations

24 January, Thursday

In Prayagraj (Visit to Kumbh Mela)

Participants would arrive in Prayagraj by bus (Volvo AC Bus). Arrangements for holy bathing at Sangam

25 January, Friday

In Delhi

After Kumbh Mela, participants would travel from Prayagraj to Delhi by train (two-tier AC coaches)

26 January, Saturday

Witnessing the 70th Republic Day Event in New Delhi

Special passes for foreign delegates of PBD 2019 have been arranged for the Republic Day Parade.

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.

24 January, 2019: Kumbh Mela, Prayagraj
26 January, 2019: Republic Day Parade, New Delhi

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas website: https://pbdindia.gov.in/en


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