Why in news?
- The stage is all set for the beginning of 15th edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas at Varanasi.
- The theme for PBD 2019 is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India”.
Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas:
- Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated once in every two years to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Government of India and reconnect them with their roots. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award:
- The Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award PSBA is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indian. It will be conferred by the President of India to selected NRIs, PIOs, organisation or institution established and run by the NRIs who have made significant contribution to various fields both in India and abroad.