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TNPSC Current Affairs January 2017, 7

14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Begins.

   The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is the Annual global convention for the Indian Diaspora which is held on January 9 every year since 2003. The 14th Edition of the Pravasi Bhariya Divas begins in Bengaluru, Karnataka and it will end in 9th January 2017. The Theme of 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas convention is “redefined Engagement with Indian Diaspora”.

This will be the largest convergence of Indian Diaspora with the spotlight on the role of youth in transforming society. As part of 2017 Pravasi Bhartiya Divas the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was inaugurated with an aim to connect with the Youth growing up all over the world.
The Chief Guest for Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was Prime minister of Republic of Portugal Dr. Antonio Costa and the Guest for the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is Vice President of republic of Suriname MR. Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on January 9 every year to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community to the development of India since 2003. January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate because in this day Mahatma Gandhi came to India on 1915 from South Africa and begins his freedom struggle to get India’s Independence.

These conventions will provide a platform to the overseas Indians to engage with Indian Government and people for mutually beneficial activities. It also helps in sharing their knowledge in various Fields. It also honours the individuals with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to appreciate their role in India’s Growth.

This is the 14th Convention of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas which is held in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The first Pravasi Bhartiya Divas was held in New Delhi.

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