In recognition and appreciation of the constructive economic, political and philanthropic role played by the vast Indian Diaspora, the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas Convention - the flagship event of MOIA (now merged with the Ministry of External Affairs) is organized since January 2003. The first ever conference was inaugurated by the former Prime Minister of India Late Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, where he invited the NRIs and PIOs to not only share the vision of India in the new millennium but also help India shape its contours. During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honored with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.

The inspiring journey of every PBS awardee has been a major source of inspiration for the entire nation.

PM Narendra Modi's Speech | Howdy Modi Event | Address to Indian diaspora

PM's address at the Inauguration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2015

PM Sh Narendra Modi's speech at the Inauguration of Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra

PM Shri Narendra Modi delivers keynote address at the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Union Minister Shri Rajyavardhan Rathore's address at the Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

Keynote addresses by PM Shri narendra Modi at 14th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas, Bangaluru

PM Shri Narendra Modi's address to Young CEOs and Start ups at Pravasi Bharatiya Kendra

13th Parvasi Bharatiya Divas - Apna Bharat, Apna Gaurav - 7-9 January, 2015

EAM Smt. Sushma Swaraj addresses gathering at Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2019 in Varanasi

I&B Minister Shri Manish Tewari's address at the 12th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas

Prime Minister's address at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, 2014