Youth PBD & Uttar Pradesh
Joint inauguration of Youth PBD by External Affairs Minister and Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports. The event will bring limitless opportunities for the young Diaspora to engage with New India. Uttar Pradesh PBD is a unique opportunity for Pravasis from Uttar Pradesh to reconnect with the roots.
|11:30-13:00 hrs||Plenary Session: Engagement with Younger Members of Indian Diaspora|
|13:00-14:30 hrs||Lunch hosted by Shri Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports|
Day #2 22 January, Tuesday
Inauguration of PBD Convention
by Prime Minister
Inauguration of 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019 by Shri Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India in the presence of Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Pravind Jugnauth.
|10:00 hrs-12:30 hrs||
|13:00-14:30 hrs||Lunch for delegates|
|14:00-15:30 hrs||Plenary Session II: Developing Cyber Capacity of India|
|16:00-17:30 hrs||Plenary Session III: Giving Back to India: Opportunities and Challenges|
|18:00-19:30 hrs||Cultural Programme (Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations)|
|20:00 hrs onwards||Dinner hosted by Smt. Sushma Swaraj, Minister for External Affairs|
Day #3 23 January, Wednesday
Valedictory Session & PBS
Awards by President
Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and Valedictory Address by President of India.
|09:00-10:20 hrs||Plenary Session IV : Indian Community Organizations Working for Indian Nationals in Distressed Situation|
|10:20-11:40 hrs||Plenary Session V : Indian Diaspora’s Role in Capacity Building of Artificial Intelligence in India|
|11:40-12:00 hrs||Tea Break|
|12:00-13:30 hrs||Plenary Session VI : Role of Indian Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Waste Management|
|13:30-15:00 hrs||Lunch hosted by Shri Ram Naik, Hon’ble Governor of Uttar Pradesh|
|15:00-16:30 hrs||Plenary Session VII : Role of India Diaspora in Capacity Building for Affordable Solar Power|
|17:00-18:30 hrs||Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony by Hon’ble President|
|20:00 hrs||Dinner hosted by Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President, Indian Council of Cultural Relations|
Day #4 24 January, Thursday
In Prayagraj (Visit to Kumbh Mela)
Kumbh Mela is the largest peaceful congregation of pilgrims on earth, during which participants bathe or take a dip in a sacred river. The founding myth of the Kumbh Mela—attributed to the Puranas (collections of myth and legend)—recounts how the gods and demons fought over the pot (kumbha) of amrita, the elixir of immortality produced by their joint churning of the milky ocean. During the struggle, drops of the elixir fell on the Kumbh Mela’s four earthly sites, and the rivers are believed to turn back into that primordial nectar at the climactic moment of each, giving pilgrims the chance to bathe in the essence of purity, auspiciousness, and immortality.
The festival is held at Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nasik every four years by rotation and is attended by millions of people irrespective of caste, creed or gender. Its primary bearers, however, belong to akhadas and ashrams, religious organizations, or are individuals living on alms. Kumbh Mela plays a central spiritual role in the country, exerting a mesmeric influence on ordinary Indians. The event encapsulates the science of astronomy, astrology, spirituality, ritualistic traditions, and social and cultural customs and practices, making it extremely rich in knowledge. Knowledge and skills related to the tradition are transmitted through ancient religious manuscripts, oral traditions, historical travelogues and texts produced by eminent historians. However, the teacher-student relationship of the sadhus in the ashrams and akhadas remains the most important method of imparting and safeguarding knowledge and skills relating to
Day #5 25 January, Friday
After Kumbh Mela, participants would travel from Prayagraj to Delhi by train (two-tier AC coaches).
Day #6 26 January, Saturday
Republic Day Event
Special passes for foreign delegates of PBD 2019 have been arranged for the Republic Day Parade.