Cover Feature : PBD 2010 CURTAIN RAISER

The 8th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2010

The 8th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the flagship event of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, has been differently structured this time around with a view to provide delegates with an opportunity to interact with:

(i) Cabinet Ministers from India on matters of interest and concern to them.

(ii) PIO Ministers / dignitaries from other countries on the expectations and aspirations of the overseas Indian community from the land of their ancestors and how they could work towards strengthening the relationship between India and the country of their residence.

(iii) Chief Ministers on issues their States need to attend on priority and facilities and incentives available in their states for the overseas Indian community.

The convention will have four concurrent sessions on Investment, Knowledge, Philanthropy and Gender Issues.

PBD Conventions traditionally provide a platform for exchange of views and networking to the Persons of Indian Origin settled all over the world on matters of common interest and concern to them. Such conventions have helped the Government of India to better understand and appreciate the expectations of the Overseas Indian community from the land of their ancestors and more importantly, acknowledge the important role played by them in India’s efforts to acquire its rightful place in the comity of nations, as also in their adopted countries, whether for diaspora or national development. 

January 2010

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