PBD Convention 8-9 January

                                                                                                        Programme

8 January 2017- Sunday
Inauguration of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention
Venue:Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) Bengaluru.

 

Inaugral Session- PBD 2017

Venue: Hall 3 Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.

0900hrs:

Delegates to be seated

1000-1115hrs

Welcome Address by Shri Ananth Kumar, Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, and Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Govt of India

 

Address by Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Address by His Excellency Dr. Antonio Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal Chief (Guest for PBD 2017)
Keynote Address by the Shri. Narendra Modi, Honâble Prime Minister of India.
Vote of Thanks by General (Dr) V K Singh (Retd), Minister of State for External Affairs.
  Chief Ministers Session
Venue: Hall 3 Bangalore International Exhibition Centre.
1130-1300hrs

Chair: Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka
Co-Chair: Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs

Address by Chief Ministers of Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand,  Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Puducherry

1300-1430hrs

Buffet Lunch hosted by Ministry of External Affairs.

Venue: Banquet Hall, BIEC

1500-1600 hrs

Plenary Session I: The Indian Diaspora: Catalysts for Realising India's Development

Vision: India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians.

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

Chair: Shri M.J Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs

1600-1700 hrs

Plenary Session II:  Consular Services to Overseas Indians: Ensuring Effective & Efficient Delivery

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

Chair: Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs

1650-1750 hrs

Plenary Session III: Partnering with Diaspora to Accelerate Tourism in India.

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

Chair:  Shri Mahesh Sharma, Minister of Culture and Tourism
Co-chair: Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affair

1740-1820 hrs

Plenary Session IV: India as a Global Health and Wellness Hub.

Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

Chair:  Shri J.P Nadda, Minister of Health
Co-chair: Shri M.J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affair

Remarks by Special Guest: Datuk Seri Dr. S. Subramaniam, Minister of Health, Malaysia

    1900-1945hrs Cultural Programme (Hosted by Ministry of External Affairs)
    Venue: Level 2, Hall 3, Bangalore International Exhibition Center.
    2000 hrs Buffet Dinner hosted by Ministry of External Affairs                                        
    Venue: Banquet Hall, BIEC
    9 January 2017- Monday
    Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - Plenary Sessions, Valedictory Session and
    Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall ,Conference Centre,BIEC
    0930-1015 hrs

    Plenary Session V: Diaspora Organizations: Bridging Distances, Unlocking Opportunities.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

    Chair: Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs

    1015-1100 hrs

    Plenary Session VI: Managing the Migration Cycle: Streamlining and Supporting Indian Workers Emigration to ECR Countries.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

    Chair: Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs
    Co-chair: Shri M.J.Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs

    1100-1145 hrs

    Plenary Session VII: Leveraging Social Media For Diaspora Connect.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

    Chair: Shri M.J.Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs

    1145-1240 hrs

    Plenary Session VIII: Leveraging Diaspora Expertise for Knowledge and Innovation Ecosystem.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

    Chair: Shri Sadananda Gowda, Minister of State for Statistics and Programme

    Remarks by Special Guest: Dato Seri Utama Samy Vellu, PM Special Envoy on Infrastructure for India and South Asia

    1240-1320hrs

    Plenary Session IX: Connecting Contemporary India to Diaspora in Girmitiya Countries: Link to past for a shared future.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

    Chair: Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs
    Special Guest: Mr. Prithivrajsingh Roopun, Minister for Culture and Arts, Mauritius

    1315-1415 hrs

    Buffet Lunch hosted by Government of Karnataka

    Venue: Banquet Hall, BIEC

    1415-1600 hrs

    Plenary session X: Invest Karnataka Innovate, Invent and Invest in Karnataka.

    Venue: Jacaranda Hall, Conference Centre

     

    Address by Shri. Krishna Byre Gowda, Minster for Agriculture, Government of Karnataka
    Address by Shri. Priyanka Kharge,  Minster for IT & BT Tourism

    Address by Shri. Rudrappa Manappa Lamani,  Minster for Textiles & Muzrai

    Address by Shri. R.V. Deshpande,  Minister for Large & Medium Industries & Infrastructure Development

     

    Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony

    Venue: Level 2, Hall 3, Bangalore International Exhibition Center.

    1630-1645hrs All Delegates to be seated
    1700-1820hrs

    Welcome Address by Gen (Dr) V.K.Singh (Retd.), Minister of State for External Affairs

     

    Remarks by Shri Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka

    Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India
        
    Acceptance Speech by one of the Samman Awardees

    Valedictory Address by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Hon'ble President of India

    Vote of Thanks by Shri Dnyaneshwar M. Mulay, Secretary (CPV&OIA), Ministry of External Affairs

      14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention concludes