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Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Conference on “Role of Indian Diaspora in Promotion of Indian Culture Abroad”

December 08, 2020

1.  Ministry of External Affairs has entrusted the responsibility to Indian  Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) for organizing the Pravasi  Bhartiya Divas (PBD) Conference on "Role of Diaspora in Promotion of  Indian Culture Abroad” in collaboration with the Diaspora Research and  Resource Centre (Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad) on Wednesday, 9 December 2020 in virtual mode. The Conference will be held in two zones namely  Eastern Region (Africa, South, South East Asia & Far East) from 1200  hrs to 1400 hrs (Indian ST) and Western Region (Europe, Americas and  the Caribbean) from 1930 hrs to 21.30 hrs(Indian ST).

2. The  conference aims at creating cultural bonds and an ecosystem for cultural  propagation among the diaspora. Indian diaspora and various diaspora  organizations have played a very important role in spreading Indian  culture in different parts of the world. This conference would bring  together eminent diaspora personalities and associations involved in  propagation of Indian culture to discuss innovative ways of leveraging  the diaspora to enhance India’s soft power. Our partnership with Indian  diaspora for cultural preservation and promotion has worked very well.  Building on this strength, it is high time to explore the new ways of  enhancing the diaspora’s role in further deepening and expanding the  Indian culture abroad and also establish a better connect with the  millennials.

3. Indian diaspora represents valuable bridges of  goodwill for strengthening the Indian connect with the world, as full  partners in the process of growth and development for wider well-being  and prosperity. With its civilizational values of peace, plurality and  universal fraternity in the true spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, India  has traditionally been a pivot of soft power exercise for promoting  global peace and progress, and the diaspora has played that role to its  true meaning.

4. Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs,  Shri V. Muraleedharan will be the Chief Guest at the Conference and  address the Inaugural Session while Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President,  ICCR will deliver Welcome Address. The virtual conference will have  eminent speakers from more than 15 countries from all over the world  along with speakers from India who will share their experiences and  suggest ways and means to (i) promote Indian culture abroad and role of  diaspora (ii) improving cultural exchanges between India and other  countries (iii) projection of India’s soft power abroad and (iv)  engaging the youth.

The Conference can be joined through the link provided below:

Event address for attendees: https://iccr.webex.com/iccr/onstage/g.php?MTID=e88a224ec099ca225f832b1f9606378bb

Event number: 126 660 7889
Event password: 123456

Date and time:
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Segment I - 1200-1400 Hrs. (India ST)
Segment II - 1930-2130 Hrs. (India ST