Pravasi Bhartiya Divas
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2018 in Denmark
The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is celebrated on 9th January every year to mark the contribution of Overseas Indian community in the development of India. 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, to lead India's freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.
Embassy of India in Copenhagen celebrated the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on 8th January [Monday]. Quite a few members of Indian community attended the programme.
The progamme broadly included the following elements:
- Discussion on roadmap for strengthening the role of the Indian community to complement the efforts of the Embassy
- Sharing of information on ongoing programmes of the Ministry of External Affairs and Government of India
- A light refreshments was served after the programme.