About Pravasi Bharatiya Divas:

1)Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9 January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India.

2)PBD conventions are being held every year since 2003.

3)The theme of this edition is “Redefining Engagement with the Indian Diaspora”.

Why is it celebrated on January 9th?

January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate this occasion since it was on this day in 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africa, led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.