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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2013 Kochi : Schedule of Events

The  Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2013 will be held in Kochi, Kerala from 7-9 January, 2013. The venue for the event will be Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi. Prime Minister of India will inaugurate the event on 8th January, 2013 and President of India will deliver the valedictory address on 9th January, 2013.  He will also  present the  Pravasi Bharatiya Samman awards to the winners. The theme of this year’s PBD is 'Engaging Diaspora: The Indian Growth Story' . Around 2000 delegates are expected to participate in the event.

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, returned to India from South Africa. The event has been organized every year since 2003, and is sponsored by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the CII (Confederation of Indian Industry)
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas : 7-9 January 2013 Schedule of Events
Venue: Hotel Le Meridien, Kochi, Kerala

Day 1 - January 7, 2013 (Pre PBD Seminars)

1000-1600 hrs Seminar on Issues of NRIs in the Gulf          
1500 hrs onwards        Seminar on Tourism    Seminar on Pure Sciences       Seminar on Skill Development
1900-2000hrs  Cultural Programme hosted by ICCR           
2000-2130 hrs Dinner hosted by Shri Salman Khurshid , Hon'ble Minster of External Affairs       

  Day 2 - January 8, 2013
0930-1015 hrs             Inaugural session
1015-1030 hrs             Tea/coffee break
1030-1200 hrs Plenary 1- India’s Growth : Greater Opportunities
1200-1330 hrs Plenary 2- Heritage and Diaspora
1330-1430 hrs Lunch
1430-1600 hrs Plenary 3- Engaging Young Overseas Indian
1600-1615 hrs Tea/Coffee Break
1630-1745 hrs PBD Oration on ‘Gadar Movement’
1900-2000 hrs             Cultural Programme hosted by Government of Kerala
2000-2130 hrs             Dinner hosted by Government of Kerala

  Day 3 - January 9, 2013
0930-1130 hrs Plenary 4- Investment Opportunities in States (Chief  Ministers’ Session)
1130-1200 hrs Tea/Coffee break
1200-1315 hrs             Parallel State Sessions
1315-1430 hrs Lunch
1430-1600 hrs Innovation and Technology    Meeting of Diaspora Organisations (safe environment for overseas Indian)            India's Growing Soft Power   Overseas Indians and India
1700-1800 hrs Valedictory Session and Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards
1900-2000 hrs Musical Extravaganza
2000-2130 hrs Dinner hosted by Hon'ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India

Cultural Evening: 8th January 2013

'Bharatham..........Keralam'   is a mega stage show depicting the Kerala Cultural Traditions and how they help to weave a fabric of cultural integration and unity. - 100 artists from all over India participate  -  Conceived and Directed by Soorya Krishnamoorthy

Cultural Evening: 9th January 2013

Cultural Performance by Mauritian Cultural Group
A Dance Opera by Sohinimoksha World Dance And Communications

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