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Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas by High Commission of India in the UK

Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas by High Commission of India in the UK

   High Commission of India to the UK organised an event to commemorate the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and Vishwa Hindi Divas at India House on January 9, 2016. Similar events were organized in Consulate Generals of India in Birmingham and Edinburgh.

   Representatives from many prominent Indian community organisations all across the UK, were present for the celebrations in London. In Birmingham, prominent NRIs/OCIs such as Baroness Sandip Verma, former Minister and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardee (2011), Dame Asha Khemka, Principal and Chief Executive, West Nottinghamshire College, Dr. Satya Sharma, Deputy Lieutenant, representing Lord Lieutenant for West Midlands, Councillor Ramesh Srivastava, former Mayor of Rugby and Chair, British Organisation for People of Asian Origin (BOPA) and other leaders of Indian community from Birmingham, Leicester, Leamington Spa, Bradford, Coventry, Nottingham, Wolverhampton, Rugby, Sandwell and Manchester participated in the celebrations.

   Hon'ble Prime Minister's inaugural address at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention and a special video made by Ministry of External Affairs for the occasion was played during the celebrations. High Commissioner, Shri Y.K. Sinha read out the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's address on the occasion of Hindi Divas. He also highlighted the salient features of the ongoing PBD events in Bangalore, and the announcements of Prime Minister and External Affairs Minister on the occasion. High Commissioner highlighted the programmes and initiatives of the Government of India like Make in India, Skill India, Start up India, Smart Cities Project, Swachch Bharat Abhiyan, Namami Gange etc. and invited widespread participation of NRIs/PIOs. He thanked the Indian community for participating in the PBD celebrations in large numbers, and added that High Commission in London and the Consulates in Birmingham and Edinburg would deepen their engagement with the Indian diaspora.

   A Hindi musical performance was also organised in India House for those present on this special occasion.

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Jan 11, 2017
 
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