Guyana President Dr Mohamed Irfaan Ali to be chief guest at 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2023 at Indore

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  • Guyana President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali will be the chief guest at the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. It will be held from 8th to 10th January next year in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. 
  • Zaneta Mascarenhas, Member of Parliament of Australia, will be the guest of honour at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas which will be held on 8th January 2023.
  • Last year, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas conference was organised on 9 January despite the Covid pandemic.
  • The convention was held in virtual format. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots.
  • The 9th of January was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion because it was on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa. 
  • The theme of the 16th Convention 2021 was “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
  • The Young Pravasi Bharatiya Sammelan was celebrated on January 8, 2021 with the theme “Bringing together Young Achievers from India and the Indian Diaspora”.

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