President Droupadi Murmu on Tuesday arrived in Indore on Tuesday to attend the valedictory session of the 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention. Governor of Madhya Pradesh Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan received President Murmu at the Indore airport.
On the occasion of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas(PBD), the President arrived to address the Indian diaspora. The President will assist over 50 overseas Indians and firms in achieving their goals and improving India’s relations with other countries.
According to the Madhya Pradesh government’s organising team, over 3500 delegates from various countries, including the United States and the United Kingdom, were welcomed in Indore for three days of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, which began on January 8.
The President is scheduled to attend a number of events, including meetings with delegates from other countries. Murmu will also greet Suriname Republic President Chandrika Prasad Santokhi and Guyana Republic President Mod. Irfan Ali at a welcoming ceremony.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the formal inaugural session on Monday reminding that – Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is held after every two years but this time it is being organised after a gap of four years – due to the Covid pandemic.
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is the Government of India’s flagship event, providing an important platform for engaging and connecting with overseas Indians, as well as allowing the diaspora to interact with one another.
The theme of this PBD Convention is ‘Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal’. The PBD Convention has been registered by over 3,500 diaspora members from nearly 70 different countries. Prior to her valedictory address, President Murmu will confer Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards.
On the sideline of the Convention, Suriname President Chandrikaprasad Santokhi and Gyyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali will call on the President. Chandrikapersad Santokhi is the special guest of honour at the Convention.