16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention will be held on 9 January 2021

 

 

The 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention will be held on 9 January 2021 virtually. Hon'ble Prime Minister will address the Inaugural Session in the morning and Hon’ble Rashtrapati ji will deliver the Valedictory Address, in the evening. In between, two sessions will be held on “Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat” and “Facing post-COVID Challenges.”

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

https://vircon24.com/16th-pbd-convention-2021/login

The program of virtual PBD conferences is as follows:

Schedule (Kuwait Time)                        Particular

                                   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

                          “Role of Diaspora in Aatmnirbhar Bharat” (0845 hrs. – 1030 hrs.)

                                                         Plenary Session – II

“Facing Post-COVID Challenges – Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and International Relations” (1040 hrs. to 1225 hrs.)

                                                     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 YouTube channel and Facebook page of Ministry of External Affairs. All Non Resident Indians/ Persons of Indian Origins are invited to participate virtually.

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