Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will inaugurate this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave in Varanasi, in which at least 5,000 Indian American and other NRI delegates from the overseas candidate community are expected to participate.
“In reverence to the sentiments of the larger diaspora to participate in Kumbh Mela and Republic Day celebrations, the 15th PBD Convention is being organized from January 21 to January 23 instead of January 9,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Monday.
“After the convention, participants will visit Prayagraj for Kumbh Mela on January 24,” it stated.
They will then proceed to Delhi on January 25 and witness the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi on January 26.
Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Jugnauth will be the chief guest of the PBD convention.
Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament of Norway, will be the Special Guest while. Kanwaljit Singh Bakshi, Member of Parliament of New Zealand will be the Guest of Honor at this year’s PBD.