Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is an important platform for the Government's engagement with the overseas Indian community and recognition of their contribution to the development of India. An Exhibition, titled "Ancient India : Modern India" is being organized to portray significant developments and progress made by the Government of India, highlighting specific schemes and initiatives launched by the Government and various State Governments, including schemes meant for Indian Diaspora like NRI voting etc. The Exhibition would have the following five major themes

  • Yoga and Ayurveda – invaluable gifts of India's tradition.
  • To carry forward rich legacy of India in form of "Humaari Sanskriti Humaari Pehchaan".
  • Showcasing flagship programmes of Government of India.
  • To project India as Innovation, Growth & Entrepreneurial Destination; and
  • Showcasing of "Building of State of Uttar Pradesh".

Besides, the Exhibition will also organize an "Indian Handicrafts and Cultural Bazaar" from 21-23 January 2019 at the PBD venue at Varanasi. Raw space and built-up shell space/standard stall (measuring 3 mtrs. by 3 mtrs.) would be available for the exhibitors who are interested in participating in this Exhibition. The applicable rates are as under

Space Type Domestic (INR/ Sq. M) Foreign (USD/Sq. M) MSME (INR/ Sq. M)
Raw Space Rs. 8000/- US $135/- Rs. 6000/-
Built-up Space Rs.9000/- US$150/- Rs.7000/-

The Government has also decided to give discount, at the following rates, to the potential exhibitors, while reserving the Exhibition Space

  • No discount - For those Organizations who seek space for 5 or less than 5 standard stalls;
  • 25% discount - For Organizations who seek space from 6 to 20 standard stalls.
  • 40% discount - For those Organizations who seek space from 21 to 50 standard stalls.
  • 50% discount - For those Organizations who seek space for 51 or more than 51 standard stalls.

All the potential exhibitors who wish to participate in the above Exhibition are are requested to register themselves at the link, (given below) at the earliest, for booking the Exhibition Space at Varanasi. Since the PBD Exhibition space available with us is limited, the allotment of space will be made purely on "First Come First Serve" basis.

Link for booking Exhibition Space : https://www.pbdindia2019exhibitionbooking.in

The Registration for booking Exhibition space will be purely provisional and the Ministry reserves full right to cancel any exhibitor's registration for already reserved exhibition space at any time, in case the credentials of that exhibitor do not conform to Government of India norms.

Complimentary Passes will be provided to the Exhibitor in proportion to the Exhibition Space booked and the corresponding cost discount availed of, if any, starting with 2 Complimentary Passes per Stall.