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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is the largest event focussed on Indians leaving abroad and People of Indian Origin irrespective of their nationality. This event provides an excllent opportunity to meet people from more than 100 countries who share a common origin and bond with India.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 is being held in Varanasi, India from 21st-23rd Janaury. There are other events planned before and after the main event. It is expected to be the biggest event so far.

Programme and Schedule

Day #0 20 January, Sunday

PIOCCI Conference 2019

PIOCCI is organising a one-day conference with theme: “Connecting with Indian Diaspora & Leveraging their Strengths for Developing Focus Sectors of Mutual Interest” on 20th January 2019, the day preceding the main PBD. The overseas delegates participating in PBD will get an opportunity to explore their interest in focus areas on which deliberations have been planned.

Day #1 21 January, Monday

Youth PBD & Uttar Pradesh State PBD

Joint inauguration of Youth PBD by External Affairs Minister and 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.

Day #3 23 January, Wednesday

Valedictory Session & PBS Awards by President

Conferment of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards and Valedictory Address by President of India.

Day #4 24 January, Thursday

In Prayagraj (Visit to Kumbh Mela)

Participants would arrive in Prayagraj by bus (Volvo AC Bus). Arrangements for holy bathing at Sangam.

Day #5 25 January, Friday

In Delhi

After Kumbh Mela, participants would travel from Prayagraj to Delhi by train (two-tier AC coaches).

Day #6 26 January, Saturday

Witnessing the 70th Republic DayEvent

Special passes for foreign delegates of PBD 2019 have been arranged for the Republic Day Parade.

Registration Process

The process of registration is straight forward and takes only 10 minutes. Please follow the following steps

i. Open your browser & Go To APP.PIOCCI.ORG (CLICK HERE)

ii. Sign in using Google, Facebook, Twitter or using an Email ID.

iii. Click on Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2019 Registration

iv. Click on New Registration for PBD 2019 & Fill Form in Full with all details

v. Upload Photo

vi. Payment –

a. Indian Passport Holders (Indians and NRIs) - USE NEFT

a. Foreign Passport Holders (PIOs) – USE PAYPAL

vii. Send Email to with confirmation of your payment

Process complete


UNIQUE ID will be used by Delegate / Participant to collect your PBD Registration Pass from the Special Counters at PBD Venue starting 19 January 2019.

UNIQUE ID will also be used by Delegate / Participant to book rooms at select PBD hotels in Varanasi.


For Information, Please visit

To register, Please visit

Registrations are open till 9th January. However, we advise early registrations.

For any information or assistance, please call

Chandra Shekhar Randev
Anup Mukherjee
Abhay Aggarwal