Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: PM Modi to Inaugurate Convention; Know the Significance Behind the Day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi dressed in pheran for the launch of Ayushman Bharat for J&K.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or the Non-Resident Indian Day is observed annually to appreciate the role of NRIs in making a living outside of the country and helping in the development of the nation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be inaugurating the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention via video conferencing today at 10.30 am. In a tweet on Friday, Modi said that he wishes to “interact with our [country’] vibrant diaspora” during the convention inauguration.
At 10:30 AM tomorrow, 9th January, will address the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. This is a great opportunity to interact with our vibrant diaspora. https://t.co/ZngBoH2ZKC— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 8, 2021
https://t.co/zsWCYml5dJ🔸https://t.co/fJImeR9axx🔹https://t.co/OPeFB5gIQZ pic.twitter.com/zpyJrRdsjl— Dr Harsh Vardhan (@drharshvardhan) January 9, 2021
My greetings on Pravasi Bhartiya Divas!Our #NRIs carry the fragrance of this ancient land to far away places & with their hard work, enhance India’s reputation overseas. #PravasiBharatiyaDivas #PBD2021— Vice President of India (@VPSecretariat) January 9, 2021
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: Date
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9 every year since 2003 when the first Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award was also created to honour those Indians who were contributing to the development of the country from their work overseas. On this day, Mahatma Gandhi had returned from South Africa in 1915 and started working for India's freedom.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021: Theme and celebration
The celebration is brought along with a different theme for different years. For 2021, the theme is ‘Contributing to Atma Nirbhar Bharat’ falling in line with PM Modi’s call to be ‘vocal for Local’.
Also, the celebration and the entire convention will be conducted online this year due to the pandemic.
President Ram Nath Kovind will be also present during the convention and will deliver his Valedictory address as the finale of the event. On this day, aside from the convention, various events are organised to honour the work of NRIs across various Indian bodies present in other countries.