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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013
Thursday, November 15th, 2012

By Sudha Mathew

This is a comprehensive and user-friendly note on the annual celebration of the Indian Diaspora called Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). This note is useful for potential delegates, exhibitors and media persons looking for information on PBD 2013.

What is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and why is it celebrated?

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the continuing contribution of the overseas Indian community towards the development of India. January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, an event that changed the course of India’s history forever. The PBD event has been held every year since 2003.

PBD conventions are a platform for the overseas Indian community to engage with India as well as network among other NRIs across the world. During the event, individuals of exceptional merit are conferred with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to appreciate their role in India’s growth.

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PBD 2013 Venue and Dates

Jan 7- 9, 2013 at Le Meridien Convention Centre at Kochi in Kerala

PBD 2013 Schedule

Jan 7 Pre-PBD seminars on four topics followed by interaction with the diaspora youth and cultural events.

Jan 8 Inauguration of PBD 2013 followed by 3 plenary sessions and a cultural programme and dinner by Govt of Kerala

Jan 9 Focus on investment opportunities with parallel state sessions and then the closing ceremony with Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards. This will be followed by a musical show and dinner.

For more details of the programme and seminar topics of PBD 2013 see http://www.pbd-india.com/programme.shtml


PBD 2013 Registration Details 

There are 3 package options for delegates. Media persons should contact the PBD office for separate packages.

Conference package – entitled to 3 day Conference including Lunches, Dinners and Entertainment Evenings.

Non-Conference Package – entitled to attend Dinners and Entertainment Evenings on all 3 days only.

Student Package – entitled to 3 day Conference including Lunches, Dinners and Entertainment Evenings.

For more details see http://www.pbd-india.com/delegate_registration.shtml


Travel & Accommodation for PBD Delegates           

Request for accommodation and all travel related services might be sent to Kuoni Destination Management at pbd2013@in.kuoni.com. The special negotiated hotel tariff and online booking facilities for travel & accommodation can be availed by registered delegates only.

PBD 2013 Useful Links 

http://www.pbd-india.com/index.shtml

For sponsorship opportunities http://www.pbd-india.com/sponsorship.shtml

For more information and special requests, here are the PBD office contact details

http://www.pbd-india.com/contactus.shtml

I hope this information on the 11th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was useful to you.

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Warm regards

Sudha


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Posted by Sudha at 12:32 pm
2 comments
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  • Wickramasinghe H H

    December 4, 2012

    pl sent the detels

  • sudha

    December 5, 2012

    Hi, I am not sure what details you would like. Please do clarify.

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