Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2022

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2022

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2022- Today Current Affairs

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


  • January 9 was chosen as the day to celebrate PBD because it was on this day in the year 1915 that Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, the great expatriate who led India’s freedom struggle and changed the lives of Indians forever.
  • Celebration of Pravasi Diwas was started from the year 2003 but in the year 2015 it was modified and it was decided to celebrate it every two years. It was then a theme-based conference held every year during the interim period.
  • PBD conferences are held once every two years.
  • PBD 2021: The 16th PBD conference was held virtually in New Delhi. The theme of which was “Contribution to Self-reliant India”.
  • On this day the government also gives the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award.
  • It is the highest honor given to a non-resident Indian or Person of Indian Origin and an organization/organization established and run by NRIs or Persons of Indian Origin, who have made a significant contribution to better understanding of India abroad and tangibly support the causes and concerns of.

Importance: The Hindu Analysis

  • It plays an important role in connecting the overseas Indian community with the government and the native people of the country.
  • These conventions are very useful in networking among the overseas Indian community living in different parts of the world and enable them to share their experiences in different fields.

Government Initiatives Related to Overseas Indians: The Hindu Analysis

  • Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY): To institutionalize the process of skill development of overseas Indian workers.
  • Scholarship Program for Overseas Children (SPDC): 100 scholarships are awarded annually to Persons of Indian Origin (PIO) and Non-Resident Indian (NRI) students for undergraduate courses.
  • ‘Know India’ program (KIP): It introduces youth of Indian origin (18-30 years) to their Indian origin and contemporary India.
  • E-Migrate System: This is a foreign employer database. It ensures welfare and checks exploitation of migrants.
  • VAJRA Scheme: It formalizes a rotation program in which top NRI scientists, engineers, doctors, managers and professionals serve Indian public sector organizations for a brief period, taking their expertise.

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yojna ias daily current affairs 15 january 2022

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