16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas celebrated

16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas being celebrated today

Today is Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. The day is celebrated every year to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India. It also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9 January 1915.

Established in 2003 the celebratory event is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs every year on this day.

On the occasion of 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas today, External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar will interact with Indian Diaspora across the globe through a digital video conference

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