09 January, 2021 10:05-11:05 hrs

Inaugural Session

  • Welcome Remarks by Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister
  • Keynote Address by Chief Guest H.E. Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Republic of Suriname.
  • Address by Shri Narendra Modi, Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.
  • Announcement of "Bharat Ko Janiye Quiz" Awards
Youth PBD & Uttar Pradesh State PBD
09 January, 2021

Plenary Sessions

11:15–13:00 hrs

Session I - "Role of Diaspora in Aatmanirbhar Bharat"

Ministerial Segment

  • Opening remarks by Shri. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA)
  • Address by Dr. S. Jaishankar, External Affairs Minister
  • Address by Shri. Piyush Goyal, Minister for Commerce & Industry

Technical Segment Session Moderator: Secretary (CPV & OIA)

  • Panel Discussion with Moderator & Panelists
  • Interactive Session with participants
  • Concluding Remarks by Secretary (CPV & OIA)
13:10-14:55 hrs

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

Ministerial Segment

  • Opening remarks by Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, Foreign Secretary
  • Address by Shri. V. Muraleedharan, Minister of State (External Affairs)
  • Address by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister for Health & Family Welfare

Technical Segment Session Moderator: Foreign Secretary

  • Panel Discussion with Moderator & Panelists
  • Interactive Session with participants
  • Concluding Remarks by Foreign Secretary
Inauguration of PBD Convention by Prime Minister
09 January, 2021 17:00-17:45 hrs

Valedictory Session

  • Welcome Address by External Affairs Minister
  • 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
  • Conclusion of 16th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Valedictory Session & PBS Awards by  President