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13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2015 concluded in Gujarat

Jan 12, 2015 18:55 IST

13th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) 2015 concluded on 9 January 2015 in Gujarat. PBD is the flagship event of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA).

The event concluded with giving away Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards to 15 members of the Indian Diaspora by the Vice-President Hamid Ansari.

The chief guest of the 13th PBD was Guyana President Donald Ramotar.  The theme of 2015 PBD was Bharat ko jano and Bharat ko mano.

PBD conventions are being held every year since 2003 and are celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.

The 13th edition of PBD marked the 100th year of Mahatma Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa.

So far, twelve PBDs have been held in various places of India as follows:

Year  Venue   Chief Guest
2014  New Delhi  Datuk Seri. G. Palanivel, President of the Malaysian Indian Congress
2013  Kochi   Rajkeswur Purryag, President, Mauritius
2012  Jaipur   H.E. Ms. Kamla Persad Bissessar, Trinidad and Tobago
2011  New Delhi  Sir Anand Satyanand, Governor General, New Zealand
2010  New Delhi  Dr. Khalid Hameed, Chairman, Alpha Hospital Group, UK
2009  Chennai  Dr. Ramdien Sardjoe, Vice President, Suriname
2008  New Delhi  Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, Prime Minister, Mauritius
2007  New Delhi  Prof. S. Jayakumar, Dy. Prime Minister, Singapore
2006  Hyderabad  Ahmed Kathrada, Political Activist and a Contemporary of Nelson Mandela
2005  Mumbai  J.R. Ajodhia, Vice President, Suriname
2004  New Delhi  Bharrat Jagdeo, President, Guyana
2003  New Delhi  Sir Anerood Jugnauth, Prime Minister, Mauritius


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