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Participation in the 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2021

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16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Celebrations, 2021 - Meeting link

The 16th PBD Convention is being organized in virtual format on 9 January, 2021. Indian diaspora members interested to participate in the event may kindly send an email at cons1.bucharest@mea.gov.in to receive participation link.

Programme of the event:



1005-1105 hrs


      1030 hrs

Inaugural Session


  • Welcome Remarks by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar.

  • Keynote Address by Chief Guest H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname.

  • Address by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

  • Announcement of “Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz” Awards.

1115–1455 hrs

Plenary Sessions


  • Session I - “Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat”

Address by  External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar,

Address by  Commerce & Industry Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal

Panel Discussion

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

Address by Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan

Address by Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan

Panel Discussion

1700-1745 hrs






      1732 hrs

Valedictory Session


  • Welcome Address by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar.

  • Announcement of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards.

  • Acceptance Speech by one of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardees.

  • Valedictory Address by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon'ble President of India.

  • Vote of Thanks by Secretary (CPV&OIA), Ministry of External Affairs.


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