16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention
PM Modi inaugurated the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention organized in a virtual format on January 9, 2021. It is a flagship event of the Ministry of External Affairs 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. As per the release, in view of the sentiments of India’s vibrant diaspora community, the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is organized on January 9, despite the ongoing pandemic.
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.