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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (January 21, 2019)

January 20, 2019

As on 20.01.2019 at 1900 hrs

January 21, 2019 (Monday) – Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

0930 – 1050 hrs

Welcome remarks by Sh. Dnyaneshwar Mulay, Secretary (OIA & CPV), Ministry of External Affairs

Address by Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports

Address by Shri Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

Address by Special Guest H.E. Mr.Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament, Norway

Address by Guest of Honour H.E. Mr.Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament, New Zealand

Inaugural Address by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs

Vote of Thanks by Smt. Upma Chawdhry, Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

Venue: Trade Facilitation Centre
Photo Op: Pool Media (Limited spots for AV Media)

1130 – 1300 hrs

Plenary Session I: Engagement with younger members of Indian Diaspora
Venue: Trade Facilitation Centre

1400-1800 hrs

Uttar Pradesh PBD (Simultaneous event)
Venue: Trade Facilitation Centre

1430-2100 hrs
Visit of Youth PBD Participants to BHU for interaction
Venue: Banaras Hindu University

1800-1900 hrs

Cultural programme (Showcasing dance and music of UP)
Venue: Trade Facilitation Centre

  • Access restricted to holders of Media Accreditation Card (with Floater only). Accreditation badges may be collected from Registration Desk (TFC).
  • Registration Desk will be functional from 20th January 2019 to 23rd January 2019 between 0930 to 1700 hrs.
  • Limited seats are available for Print Media to witness the Inaugural Session of Youth PBD on first come first served basis.
  • AV Media is also requested to arrive 1 and half hours before Youth PBD at Media Centre to cover the event on first come served basis. The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention wouldbe broadcasted live. Host Broadcaster (Doordarshan) will provide the feed at the venue or anywhere in India in SD Frequency 3820 & 3814. The satellite parameters are as follows:

    Satellite: SAT GSAT-17
    Position: 93.5 Deg East
    Polarization (Down Link): Horizontal
    Symbol Rate: 2.5
    FEC: ¾

  • A high resolution photo stream of the Summit is available on the Ministry of External Affairs’ Flickr site: (
  • Traffic and Security restrictions will be in place at the venue.

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