Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
The Embassy of India in Riyadh celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2016 with many members of the Indian diaspora in attendance. Prominent members of Indian diaspora working in different fields in the Kingdom participated in the panel discussions on (i) Diaspora contributing to India’s Social and Developmental Efforts” and (ii) Making India the Preferred Destination for Holistic Health Care, organized by the Mission for celebration of PBD. To give a festive look to the PBD celebration, children of International Indian School, Dammam also staged a dance performance providing a glimpse into the cu...
The Embassy of India in Lima commemorated the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2016, in partnership with the India-Peru Friendship Association (AAPI) and the India-Peru Chamber of Commerce (INCHAM).
The Embassy of India in Brussels celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2016 with the theme of “Engaging Diaspora Organisations: Belgium and Luxembourg”. Prominent leaders of the Indian community gave ideas on how they could contribute to India’s development initiatives.
The High Commission of India in Nairobi celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2016 which was attended by persons of Indian origin, prominent Indian nationals and friends of India.As part of the celebrations, the High Commission held a Consular Camp for the benefit of the Persons of Indian Origin.
The Embassy of India in Vienna celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas-2016 with an interaction between the Indian origin community in Austria and the representatives of the Austrian Government. This gave an opportunity to the community to raise their issues. Officials of the Austrian government also used the platform to brief the community members about various initiatives for the immigrant population in Austria.
Phnom Penh, Combodia
The Embassy officials briefed members of Indian Association and Indian Chamber of Commerce about the initiatives taken by the Government of India, information regarding India Development Foundation for Overseas.
Seoul, South Korea
The celebrations, held in the event hall of the Indian Cultural Center (ICC) were attended by members of the community and Mission officials. It was chaired by the Ambassador who highlighted some of the initiatives of the government such as, MADAD and Know India Program. Two cultural programs – a Kathak fusion and a Jugalbandi were also performed, giving a festive look to the event.
Hong Kong, China
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2016 organized by the Consulate General of India, Hong Kong saw presence of eminent members of the Indian community in Hong Kong and about twenty community associations. Mr. Ramakant Agrawal presented a contribution of
Rs. 25 lakh towards “Namami Gange” (Clean Ganga project) under the IDF-OI. Initiatives undertaken by Government such as conversion of PIO to OCI, doing away with redundant paperwork requirement for consular services etc. were commended.