Friday, January 19, 2018

January 9: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is annually celebrated on January 9 to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community towards their homeland. The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas conferences began in 2003 as engagement and networking platforms for overseas Indians, the government and the people of India.

The Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2018 was held during January 6-7, 2018 at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.

January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.

The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was held in Singapore on 6 and 7th January 2017– which is considered as India’s gateway to the East and also is the heart of ASEAN. The event aimed at generating outcomes that deepen diaspora’s relations with India.

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