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Government of India
Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
24-August-2012 15:55 IST
Record Participation in PBD, Jaipur


            The Ministry organized the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in partnership with the Government of Rajasthan at Jaipur from Jan 7-9, 2012. The following seminars were conducted during the Convention.


 (i) Solar Energy: Investment & Research and Development.

(ii) Management of Water for Future

(iii) Health


Concurrent sessions:

(i)                 Enhancing Rural Energy Access,

(ii)               Diaspora and Development: Town Hall on Youth Connectivity,

(iii)             Session on Gulf and

(iv)             Conclave on Gender


Plenaries on

(i)                 “Two Decades of Economic Liberalization”,

(ii)               “Business Session on Partnering for Prosperity”,

(iii)             “Shared Connectivities: Message of the Mahatma”,

(iv)             “Global Indian: State Initiatives and Opportunities”


The 10th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas held in Jaipur was a complete success with a record participation of 2014 delegates. It achieved its objectives of connecting India and the vast Indian Diaspora with each other and bringing their knowledge and expertise on a common platform.  The event was acclaimed as a grand success both for its organizational and substantive aspects, as also for the choice of speakers and the topicality of the themes chosen for deliberations at its various sessions


This information was given by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Shri Vayalar Ravi in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.