January 9: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Every year the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9.

What is the theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2021?

Theme: Contributing to Atma Nirbhar Bharat.

Why is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?

It is celebrated to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community towards the development of India.

Why is important to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

It is important to celebrate the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas as it reconnects the Non-Resident Indians with their roots. Also, it celebrates their achievements. It acknowledges the difficulties faced by the Indian expatriate workers living abroad. The day acts as a platform to create a network of NRIs in all the countries and connect the younger generation with immigrants. This will help the immigrants to evolve and contribute significantly to the development of the country.

What is Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

The Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was celebrated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on January 8, 2021.

What is the theme of Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

Bringing together Young Achievers from India and Indian Diaspora.

What is Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards?

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards are presented to recognize the achievements of NRIs, PIOs or organizations established by NRIs.

Who confers Pravasi Bhratiya Samman Awards?

President of India.

Why is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated on January 9?

It is celebrated on January 9 to mark the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on January 9, 1915.

When was the first Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?

2000

Who sponsors Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

It is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region, Confederation of Indian Industries.

Which committee recommended Pravasi Bharatiya Divas?

L M Singhvi Committee. The L M Singhvi committee was set up by the late PM Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

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