9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) to be held in Los Angeles

Sep 23, 2015 17:46 IST

The 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) will be held at Los Angeles, California, USA from 14 November to 15 November 2015.

The Theme for RPBD Los Angeles will be – The Indian Diaspora: Defining a New Paradigm in India-US Relationship, capturing the ethos of ongoing relationship between India and USA and the important role being played by Diaspora in this regard.

The 9th session of RPBD will be organised by Consulate General of India, San Francisco, and the Embassy of India, Washington DC in collaboration with the major community organizations of People of Indian Origin in the USA and the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA).

The date to organise the RPBD was announced by Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs Sushma Swaraj on 22 September 2015 in a Joint statement with the US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington DC.

Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD)
RPBDs are important Diaspora engagement meets conducted annually by the Union Government outside the country as part of a comprehensive programme to reach out to the growing Indian Diaspora community globally.

Past Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
• 1st RPBD was held in New York, the US in 2007
• 2nd RPBD was held in Singapore in 2008
• 3rd RPBD was held in The Hague, Netherlands in 2009
• 4th RPBD was held in Durban, South Africa in 2010
• 5th RPBD was held in Toronto, Canada in 2011
• 6th RPBD was held in Mauritius in 2012
• 7th RPBD was held in Sydney, Australia in 2013
• 8th RPBD was held in London, the UK in 2014

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