Indian Embassy announces Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023
The Embassy of India in Kuwait during an event on Sept 29 at the embassy premises announced the ‘Next Destination Indore’ the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 which is scheduled to be held in Indore on January 9, 2023 and a state felicitation event on Madhya Pradesh to promote the 3 Ts engagement in collaboration with Invest India. This event comes on the heels of the Namaste Kuwait, a mega Indian cultural event which showcased some of India’s best dance performances by more than one thousand artistes spanning over 14 hours of over 120 performances.
Ambassador HE Sibi George addressing the invited guests and media
Speaking at the event the Ambassador of India to Kuwait, HE Sibi George signed off the launch of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 campaign which is celebrated every year on January 9 to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. It also commemorates the return of the greatest Indian pravasi of all times, Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on Jan 9, 1915. Since 2015, its format has been revised to celebrate PBD once every two years and to hold themebased Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Conferences during the intervening period with participation from overseas Diaspora experts, policymakers, and stakeholders.
The 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the Indian envoy said, was held during January 21-23 2019 at Varanasi. On January 9, 2023 the Indian diaspora across the globe will come together in Indore, one of the most beautiful cities of India. The theme of PBD 2023 is ‘Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal’. Five plenary sessions on (i) Role of Diaspora Youth in Innovation and New Technologies; (ii) Harnessing the potential of women Diaspora entrepreneurs towards an inclusive approach to nation building; (iii) Goodwill through craft, cuisine and creativity; (iv) Enabling Global Mobility of Indian Workforce – Role of Indian Diaspora: and (v) Trade and Investment. “I am sure,” the ambassador said, “that our talented and experienced Diaspora in Kuwait can contribute immensely in each of these sessions. I invite our Indian community in Kuwait to plan a visit to Indore in January.” During the event, Ms Anchita Kethwas, Second Secretary, Commerce, Investment and Education gave a detailed presentation on Madhya Pradesh, singling out Indore which is ranked as ‘the cleanest city in India’ and the commercial capital of Madhya Pradesh presenting a happy blend of historical past and promising rapid future modernization and investment facilities.
The ambassador took this opportunity to thank those “who help us make history, our artistes, our coordinators and volunteers and of course our ICSG team led by Rajpal Tyagi.” He also felicitated some of the coordinators of the Namaste Kuwait event “who helped us make that historic journey in Kuwait.”