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Programme of 16th PBD Convention
09th January 2021 : Venue – Virtual



1005-1105 hrs

1030 hrs

Inaugural Session

  • Welcome Remarks by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar.
  • Keynote Address by Chief Guest H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname.
  • Address by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.
  • Announcement of “Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz” Awards.

1115–1455 hrs

Plenary Sessions

  • Session I - “Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat”

Address by  External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar,
Address by  Commerce & Industry Minister, Shri Piyush Goyal
Panel Discussion

  • Session II - “Facing Post-COVID Challenges - Scenario in Health, Economy, Social, and International Relations”

Address by Minister of State for External Affairs, Shri V. Muraleedharan
Address by Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan
Panel Discussion

1700-1745 hrs

1732 hrs

Valedictory Session

  • Welcome Address by External Affairs Minister, Dr. S. Jaishankar.
  • Announcement of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards.
  • Acceptance Speech by one of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awardees.
  • Valedictory Address by Shri Ram Nath Kovind, Hon'ble President of India.
  • Vote of Thanks by Secretary (CPV&OIA), Ministry of External Affairs.