President Droupadi Murmu landed in Indore on Tuesday to attend the concluding session of the 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Mangubhai Patel and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met President Murmu at the Indore airport.
The convention was inaugurated on Tuesday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi who also released a commemorative postal stamp ‘Surakshit Jaayen, Prashikshit Jaayen’ > The PM also inaugurated the first-ever digital PBD Exhibition on the theme ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav – Contribution of Diaspora in Indian Freedom Struggle’.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention is the flagship event of the Government of India that provides an important platform to engage and connect with overseas Indians and enable the diaspora to interact with each other.
The theme of this PBD Convention is ‘Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal’. Over 3,500 diaspora members from nearly 70 different countries have registered for the PBD Convention.
President Murmu will present Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards prior to her valedictory remarks.
Suriname President Chandrikaprasad Santokhi and Gyyana President Mohamed Irfaan Ali will call on the President on the sidelines of the Convention.
The convention’s special guest of honour is Chandrikapersad Santokhi.