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Prime Minister Modi to inaugurate 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Convention in Varanasi
In Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to inaugurate the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Convention on January 22 with "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India" in the presence of Prime Minister of Mauritius, Pravind Jugnauth while the guest of honours and special guests will be Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament of Norway; and Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament of New Zealand.

"In reference to the sentiments of the larger Diaspora to participate in Kumbh Mela and Republic Day celebrations, the 15th PBD Convention is being organised from 21 to 23 January 2019 instead of 9th January. After the Convention, participants will visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela on 24th January.

The key events of the convention are the Youth PBD, the convention, Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards by the President of India. Various plenary sessions are also scheduled during the event. The evenings are marked with cultural programs, added the release.

"PBD now celebrated once in every two years, provides a platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and reconnect with their roots.  During the Convention, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is conferred on the selected overseas Indians for their significant contributions to various fields both in India and abroad," informs the release.

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