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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: 09 January

Published on January 09, 2024
Current Context: Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, also known as Overseas Indian Day, is celebrated on January 9 every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: 09 January
  • The day commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to Mumbai on 9 January 1915.
  • This event is sponsored by the Ministry of External Affairs of the Government of India and other organizations.
  • The theme for the 17th PBD was "Diaspora: Reliable partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.
  • It provides a platform for the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people of India for mutually beneficial activities.
  • The event is held every other year in a selected city in India.
  • The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was held from 8–10 January 2023 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.


Q.1 When is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated?
a. January 9
b. January 15
c. January 26
d. January 30

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