Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2005

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) 2005 will be held in Mumbai from January 7-9 2005 in collaboration with FICCI. Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate the event on January 7 and President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam will confer the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards on January 9. There would be six plenary sessions during PBD 2005 and sectoral sessions on Education, Knowledge-Based Industry, Science and Technology, Healthcare, Rural Development, Ethnic Media and Entertainment, NRIs in Gulf, Finance and Tourism. There would also be interactive parallel sessions with State Governments. There would be two cultural evenings on January 7 and 8. Some more details may be obtained from FICCI’s website on PBD