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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards ...

  • The President, Mr Ram Nath Kovind presenting the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards, at the closing session of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on January 23, 2019. The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mr Ram Naik, the Union Minister for External Affairs, Mrs Sushma Swaraj, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, the Minister of State for External Affairs, General (Retd.) V.K. Singh and other d

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards on 28 eminent personalities and two organisations of the Indian diaspora for their contributions and achievements in various fields in Varanasi in January. The awards were conferred at the valedictory session of this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) on the concluding day of the three-day diaspora conclave

According to a list provided by the External Affairs Ministry, the awards were conferred in the fields of social, community and public service, business, business management, entrepreneurship, chartered accountancy, training and simulation, science, medical science, engineering, technology, architecture, academics, arts and diplomacy.

Nihal Singh Agar, known for his services to the Hindu community in Australia, was conferred the award under the category of social service.

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