Glorious Diaspora – Pride of India’: Book on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees released

A Coffee Table Book titled ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’ on Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awardees was released by Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi.

About ‘Glorious Diaspora- Pride of India’

The book contains the brief profiles of recipients of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) from 2003 to 2019. It has been brought out by Indian Diaspora Club.

It includes inspiring profile of Distinguished Overseas Indians who have made their indelible mark in various fields.

About Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award

PBSA was first launched in 2003.  It is the highest honour conferred upon by the Indian Governmen to overseas Indian.

Since its launch, many deserving people of Indian origin from across the world have been honoured, which includes politicians, economists, scientists, artists and business leaders from around the world.

The PBSA is conferred every year on January 9, which is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD). It was chosen as the day since it was on 9 January 1915,  Mahatma Gandhi (greatest Pravasi) returned to India from South Africa and led India’s freedom struggle thereafter.

PBSA is conferred by President of India as part of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention. It is conferred on a Non-Resident Indian (NRIs), Person of Indian Origin (PIOs) or an institution/organization established and run by NRIs or PIOs, who have made a significant contribution in any one of following ways-

  • Supporting India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way
  • Social as well as humanitarian causes in India or abroad
  • For promoting a better understanding of India abroad
  • Building closer links between India, overseas Indian community and their country of residence
  • Philanthropic and charitable work
  • Welfare of local Indian community

While convention was held on an annual basis till 2014, it is being organized once in 2 years from 2015.

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  • Dr.Cajetan Coelho
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    In serving Mother India, the Indian diaspora is yet to do justice to its enormous potential.