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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2019 registration deadline revised

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Embassy of India

PravasiBharatiya Divas Convention 2019
Registration deadline is extended up to 31st December, 2018

The Embassy of India in Norway would like to inform that the 15th PravasiBharatiya Divas (PBD) is being organized at Varanasi from 21-23 January, 2019 in partnership with State of Uttar Pradesh. This time, the participants will also have the opportunity to participate in KumbhMela at Prayagraj and Republic Day celebrations at New Delhi. 

The important elements of the preparations towards the mega-event of PBD 2019 include arrangements for travel and stay of over 5000 participants that are expected to join the PBD Convention.  The entire duration of the programme spans six days – from 21 January to 26 January 2019; however, participation in KumbhMela and witness the Republic Day Parade is optional.  The participants will have the option to choose their stay either in hotel or tented Swiss cottages in Varanasi when they register on the website www.pbdindia.gov.in.

In run-up to its preparation, External Affairs Minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh held a joint press conference in New Delhi on 15 September, 2018 and jointly inaugurated the PBD website, thus commencing the registration process for participating in the PBD 2019.  

Those who are interested may please note that the registration is opentill 31st December, 2018.  The registration, programme and payment details are also available on the PBD website at www.pbdindia.gov.in.