Guwahati/ 30th April’2018 (Prag News Desk):
The government has decided to organize this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi in January. The event will be presided over by PM Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
The Indian Diaspora will also have the option to participate in Kumbha Snan and attend the Republic day parade in New Delhi, an Indian embassy official said.
Indian Embassy’s minister of Community Affairs Anurag Kashyap said the details of the event were being worked out to facilitate greater participation of the Diaspora community from across the world.
The dates for the event have been finalized though. It will be held in Varanasi from January 21 to 23 and this time there are also provisions being made for the participants to participate in Kumbha Snan and then travel to New Delhi to attend the Republic day parade on January 26.
Organized by the Ministry of External Affairs in association with the Uttar Pradesh government, the theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.