The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention will be held on 7-9 January, 2017 in Bengaluru. As in previous years, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSAs) will be conferred by the Hon’ble President at the PBD Convention on 9 January, 2017, as the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians by the Government of India in recognition of their achievements both in India and abroad. The awards will be conferred on a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO) or an NRI / PIO Organization / Institution, who have made a significant contribution in any of the fields mentioned in the Gazette Notification.
2. Copies of the Gazette Notification dated 13.7.2016 issued in this regard together with nominations form both in word and pdf format are attached herewith. The Heads of Recognized Association of Persons of Indian Origin are invited to send the completed nomination forms and enclosures as specified in the above Gazette to the Embassy by latest 12 August 2016.
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