New Delhi (NVI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention to be held in a virtual format on January 9.
It is a flagship event of the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) which also provides a significant platform to engage and connect with overseas citizens.
President Ram Nath Kovind will also be delivering the valedictory address to mark the occasion.
The theme of the event is ‘Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. The event will also feature the keynote address by the Chief Guest President of Suriname, Chandrikapersad Santokhi.
According to the statement by PMO, in view of the sentiments of India’s vibrant diaspora community, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention will be organized on January 9, despite the ongoing pandemic.
The Convention will include two Plenary Sessions — ‘Role of Diaspora in Atmanirbhar Bharat’ and ‘Facing Post Covid Challenges-Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and International Relations’.