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16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2021, & Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards-2021

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2021, on 09 January 2021. It was held in virtual mode in New Delhi.

Theme:

The theme of 16th PBD Convention 2021 is ‘Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat‘.

PBD Convention had three segments.

Inaugural Session:

It was started with the Inaugural Session. This year, the third edition of Bharat ko Janiye Quiz 2020-21 has been held virtually from 30 September to 28 December 2020. Fifteen winners of the Bharat ko Janiye Quiz were announced during the PBD convention.

Plenary session:

After the Inaugural session, two virtual Plenary sessions was held on the theme of:

(i) Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat, and (ii) ‘Facing Post Covid Challenges’ – Scenario in Health, Economy, Social and International Relations.

Union Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the plenary session on the theme of ‘Challenges of Post COVID’.

Valedictory Session:

The finale was the Valedictory Session. The Hon’ble President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind delivered his valedictory address to mark the occasion of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. During the Session, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards were conferred by the Hon’ble President.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards-2021

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards are conferred to select Indian diaspora members to recognize their achievements and honor their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians.

List of the Awardees of PBSA 2021 is as follows:

S. No.NameCountryField
1NGO Cultural Diversity for Peaceful FutureArmeniaPromoting Indian Culture
2Dr. Rajani Chandra D’MelloAzerbaijanMedicine
3Mr. Baburajan Vava Kalluparambil GopalanBahrainCommunity Service
4Mrs. Jamal AhmadBotswanaBusiness
5Mr. Janakiraman RavikumarCameroonCloser ties with India
6H.E. Mr. Eugene RhuggenaathCuracao (The Netherlands)Public Service
7Mr. Debashish ChaudhuriCzech RepublicArt and Culture
8Mr. Mohammed Husein Hasanali SardharwalaEthiopiaBusiness
9Sai Prema FoundationFijiCommunity Service
10Dr. Balasubramanian RamaniGermanyEducation
11Mr. Lal Lokumal ChellaramHong KongCommunity Service
12Dr. (Prof.) Muralidhar Miryala JapanScience & Technology
13Mr. Rajib ShawJapanEducation
14Mr. Salil PanigrahiMaldivesTourism
15Dr. Ravi Prakash SinghMexicoScience & Technology
16Hon. Ms. Priyanca RadhakrishnanNew ZealandPublic Service
17Indian Cultural Association (ICA)NigeriaCommunity Service
18Dr. Mohan Thomas Lazarus PakalomattomQatarMedicine
19Mr. Jean Regis RamsamyReunion (France)Media & Community Service
20Mr. Siddeek Ahmed Saudi ArabiaBusiness
21Dr. Anil Kumar Chotalal Mithani Sudan Medicine
22H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad SantokhiSurinamePublic Service
23Dr. Shachi GurumayunSwitzerlandBio-tech Agronomy
24Mr. Vashdev Tikamdas PurswaniThailandBusiness
25Mr. Resham Singh Sandhu UKPublic Service
26Mr. Arvind PhukanUSAEnvironment Technology
27Ms. Nilu GuptaUSA Promoting Indian Culture
28Federation of Indian Associations NY, NJ & CTUSA Community Service
29Dr. Sudhakar JonnalagaddaUSAMedicine
30Dr. Mukesh AghiUSA/ SingaporeBusiness

Source: PIB, MEA, & pbdindia.gov.in

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