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Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention - 2019

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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention-2019

 

          The 15th PBD Convention is being held on 21-23 January 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". This time, the participants will also have the opportunity to participate in Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj and Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi. 

          In run-up to preparations for the PBD, External Affairs Minister, Smt. Sushma Swaraj, and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Shri Yogi Adityanath, held a joint press conference in New Delhi on 15 September, 2018 and jointly inaugurated the PBD website, thus commencing the registration process for participating in the PBD 2019.  The registration will be open for 2 months till 15 November, 2018.   The registration, program and payment details are available on the PBD website. The link for the PBD 2019 website is www.pbdindia.gov.in.  

          The important elements of the preparations towards the mega-event of PBD 2019 include arrangements for travel and stay of over 5000 participants that are expected to join the PBD Convention in Varanasi. The duration of the PBD-2019 is three days (21-23 January) and participation in Kumbh Mela (24 Jan) and witness Republic Day Parade (25-26 Jan) is optional. The participants will have the option to choose their stay either in hotel or tented Swiss cottages in Varanasi when they register on the website. Tented accommodations will be arranged at Prayagraj near the Sangam for those who choose to partake in the Kumbha Mela. As number of accommodation in Prayagraj and number of tickets for Republic Day Parade are limited, these would be provided on first come first serve basis. Arrangements for local transport for pick and drop to the venue and guided tours for local sightseeing in and around Varanasi and Prayagraj, including  visit to Kashi Vishwanath temple and River Ganga Aarti at Varanasi are being made. Participants will be taken to Prayagraj in Special AC Volvo coaches and brought back to Delhi in Special AC trains. Arrangements are also being made for their participation in the Republic Day Parade.  Lunches and dinners will be arranged for all the 3 days of PBD Convention. Diaspora participants will also experience India’s rich cultural heritage and progress and innovation through Cultural Evenings and Exhibitions that are being arranged as part of PBD 2019.  A copy of the Programme is attached.

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