183The ninth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011 Convention
- Dec 9, 2010The ninth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention will be
held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, from 7-9 January 2011.
Organized by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs (MOIA),
in partnership with the Ministry of Development of North
Eastern Region along with eight North Eastern states and
the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
2. The special feature of PBD-2011 is the participation
of Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and
eight North Eastern States as partner. There will be
a plenary session for the Chief Ministers of North
3. The focus of PBD 2011 is going to be on the young
overseas Indian. In an endeavour to connect with and
engage the younger generation of the overseas Indians
with emerging India, a plenary session on "Engaging
with the young overseas Indian" is being organized.
4. Two pre-conference seminars on `Education' and
`Health Care' are proposed, that would offer new
opportunities to the Diaspora to participate in these
sectors in India.
5. A distinguished overseas Indian will deliver the
annual oration that is being called the `Pro. C.K.
Prahalad Memorial Lecture' this year.
6. There will be parallel interactive session on topics
important to the Diaspora, including:
(a) Industry round table: Interaction between Diaspora
and Indian Industry leaders.
(b) Information, Communication & Entertainment (ICE)
(c) Celebrating the Global Indian.
7. In keeping with the established practice, the Prime
Minister of India will inaugurate the Convention on
8th January. Her Excellency Smt. Pratiba Devisingh Patil,
President of India, will present the Pravasi Bharatiya
Samman Awards 2011 to distinguished PIOs/ NRIs and will
deliver the Valedictory Address on 9th January.
8. PBD Conventions provide a platform for exchange of
views and networking to overseas Indians on matters or
common interest and concern to therm. They also help
the Government of India to better understand and
appreciate the expectations of the overseas Indian
community from the land 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.
9. Consultations at earlier PBDs have led to the
formulation of the Overseas Citizenship of India
scheme, establishment of Overseas Indian Facilitation
Centre, conceptualization of Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra,
formation of Prime minister's Global Advisory Council
of people of Indian Origin, setting up of the India
Development Foundation and the launching of the Global
Indian Network of Knowledge (Global-INK).
10. To attend Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2011,
please register at: www.pbdindia.org