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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Celebration 2021

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 Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Celebration 2021

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) (Overseas Indian Day)is celebrated on 9th January once every two years to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India and also focus on reconnecting them with their roots. On 9th January 2021, 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was organized by Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi in a virtual format with the theme “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat” On this occasion Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas  was  also celebrated by Consulate General of India, Hambantota at the Consulate premises. The Consulate invited prominent members of the Indian community and the programme was live streamed.

In inaugural session of the programme External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar gave the welcome remark. Thereafter there was an address by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At the end of the telecast Consul General Mr.Dipin P.R interacted with the members of Indian community and also highlighted a host of measures initiated by MEA to help Indian citizens aboard.  He also provided details about various activities/ programmes being undertaken by the Consulate for Indian diaspora in Southern Province Sri Lanka under its Consular jurisdiction.