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15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention January 21 23, 2019 at Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
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The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2019 and Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award /PBSA) are being organized on January 21 – 23, 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh by Ministry of External Affairs in association with the State Government of Uttar Pradesh.

2. Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is conferred on a person of Indian origin and non-resident Indians or an organization/institution established and run by a PIO/NRI who has made significant contribution in any of the following fields:

  1. Better understanding of India

  2. Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way

  3. Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian Community and Italy

  4. Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad

  5. Welfare of the local Indian community

  6. Philanthropic and charitable work

  7. Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in Italy

  8. Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in Italy (for non-professional work)

3. Government of India has introduced self-nomination for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA 2019).   Any individual/organization having the eligibility criteria for PBSA has the option to send his/her nomination directly to the Ministry through email: Hard copy of the nomination form along with supporting documents may be sent to : Joint Secretary (OIA-II), Ministry of External Affairs, Room No.916, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi. Please send nominations by 15 May, 2018. Incomplete nomination form will not be entertained. Copy of the application is available at : http://








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