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LIVE Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: President Pranab Mukherjee to confer Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards today

The three-day event will be an extravaganza of celebrating Indian Diaspora across the world.

LIVE Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: President Pranab Mukherjee to confer Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards today
PM Modi spoke vividly on the concerns and development of Non-resident-Indians living across the world. PM spoke vividly on the concerns and contributions across the world. He also highlighted his government's efforts is safeguarding people of Indian diaspora.(Twitter: PBD Convention)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the concerns of Indian diaspora across the world while speaking at 14th convention of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The PM hailed contributions made by Indian diaspora the nations across the world. He spoke vividly on the concerns and development of Non-resident-Indians living across the world. Stressing upon the bonding with Indian diaspora, PM hailed Bharatiyata and Khoon Ka Rishta with the people of Indian origin living across the world. He said that people who are residing on foreign lands, represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values.  “The Indian diaspora represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values,” PM said. The 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, celebrating Indian diaspora across the world, kicked off in style with huge participation of Indian diaspora at Bengaluru on Saturday.

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6:56 AM: President Pranab Mukherjee will deliver the valedictory address at the 14th edition of the ‘Pravasi Bharatiya Divas’ Convention and confer the Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards.

8:30 pm : Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa tweets that he was proud to be the chief guest at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.

7:51 pm : Minister of State for External Affairs, M J Akbar and Anupriya Patel, MoS Health and Family Welfare participated in the final session. The day ended with a fruitful discussion.

7: 15 pm : Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia addresses d audience during the plenary session on health & wellness at Pravasi Bhartiya meet, 2017

6:43 pm: Discussing Diaspora’s role in accelerating tourism in India, chaired my MoS MJ Akbar.

6:15 pm: Chaired by MoS Ge VKSingh- 2nd session on ensuring effective & efficient consular services for overseas Indians is underway

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2017 FILM English Short

1.40 pm: CM of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis  commences his address at the Chief Ministers’ session at #PBD2017

12.14 pm: PM Narendra Modi meets Vice President of Suriname, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin at Pravasi Bhartiya meet in Bengaluru

11.29 am: I would again encourage all PIO Card holders to convert their PIO Cards to OCI Cards: PM

11.28 am: For those workers who seek economic opportunities abroad, our effort is to provide maximum facilitation and ensure least inconvenience: PM

Watch: PM Modi Attends 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas With Portugese PM Antonio Costa

11.27 am: EAM @SushmaSwaraj has particularly been proactive and prompt in reaching out to distressed Indians abroad using social media: PM

11.26 am: The security of Indian nationals abroad is of utmost importance to us: PM @narendramodi @PBDConvention #PBD2017

11.25 am: NRIs and PIOs have made outstanding contributions to their chosen fields: PM @narendramodi

11.24 am: Remittance of close to sixty-nine billion dollars annually by overseas Indians makes an invaluable contribution to the Indian economy: PM

11.22 am: The welfare and safety of all Indians abroad is our top priority: PM Narendra Modi

11.20 am: PM Narendra Modi announces Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana.

11.09 am: Indian diaspora is our valuable partner in India’s journey of development: PM at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

11.09 am: For my govt and for me personally engagement with overseas Indian community has been a priority: PM at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

11.08 am: The Indian diaspora represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values: PM at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in Bengaluru

11.07 am: 30mn Indians abroad are valued not just for strength in numbers but respected for contributions to India & countries where they live: PM

11.04 am: Indians abroad are valued not just for their strength in numbers. They are respected for the contributions they make: PM Narendra Modi

11.00 am: The Indian diaspora represents the best of Indian culture, ethos and values: PM


10.56 am: Antonio Costa: Speaks about his ties to Goa, to which he traces his roots.

10.55 am: Portugal an attractive invest destination, can play an important role in the flow of goods to European&American markets- PM @antoniocostapm

10. 54 am: PM Antonio costa: flashes his PIO card, says he is proud to be  person of Indian origin!

10.53 am: Antonio Costa: very proud to be invited to #PBD2017, an event in which India respects its citizen living abroad

10.52 am. PM @antoniocostapm thanks delegates for the homage to Mario Soares, former PM of Portugal and icon of democracy

10.17 am: PM @narendramodi arrives to a roaring welcome at #PBD2017

10.10 am: Karnataka’s Minister for Industries @RV_Deshpande begins welcome remarks at #PBD2017

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01:00 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi reaches Bengaluru for the inauguration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017.

11:25 pm: “India offers huge opportunities to be part of its growth story and realise your dreams through development programmes,” Minister of State for External Affairs, Gen V.K. Singh (retd.) told the diaspora on the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, earlier in the day.

10: 30 pm :  The world-renowned traditional dance-drama is performed at PBD 2017 in Bengaluru

10:00  pm: Artists dancing to the tune of Jai Ho at youth PBD 2017, in Bengaluru

9:00 pm: PM Modi and PM of Portugal Antonio Costa addresses at the Joint Press Statement at Hyderabad House in New Delhi

8:40 pm : PM Narendra Modi and PM Antonio Costa releases joint commemorative stamps issued by departments of post of India-Potugal

8: 25 pm: PM Modi gifts PM Antonio Costa of Portugal his father’s novel, translated to English

8:10 pm : Discussions were also held on start ups, security & defence and sports. Talks on key global issues were also part of the deliberations.

8:00 pm : PM Antonio Costa and I discussed ways to strengthen India-Portugal ties particularly in trade & commerce: PM Modi

6:00 pm: Antonio Costa : “It is a great honour for me to be back in India, my father’s country, as the Prime Minister of Portugal.”

5:06 pm: MEA is extremely sensitive and receptive towards the problems of IndianDiaspora, it says.

4:55 pm: All issues faced by NRIs to be taken up at the sessions during ongoing PBD2017. Suggestions would also be incorporated in the policy document: MEA

2.30 pm: Union Ministers @PrakashJavdekar, @Gen_VKSingh and others at Plenary Session I of Youth #PBD2017, in Bengaluru
The youth of India will enable it to leapfrog, drive India through innovations & start-ups- @amitabhk87, CEO @NITIAayog

2.00 pm: NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kanth speaking at PBD 2017 : “One of the things that you should do while you’re in India is try the BHIMApp”

1.40 pm: “Challenge for India is not only to find solutions for its 1 bn people, but 7 bn people of the world,” says Amitabh Kanth

1.20 pm: Amitabh Kanth speaks at PBD 2017.

01.01 pm: India offers seamless opportunities for NRI students to study and pursue their dream careers in India: HRD Min @PrakashJavdekar

12.59 pm: Nurturing India’s Young Ambassadors, chaired by HRD Minister @PrakashJavdekar, is in progress

12.58 pm: VK Singh, Vijay Goel inaugurate Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas, 2017

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First published on: 07-01-2017 at 12:55:33 pm