RPBD 2015

The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India has decided to hold the 2015 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Los Angeles over two days from November 14 and 15, 2015.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) has been celebrated in India on January 9th since 2003 to mark the contributions of the overseas Indian community in the development of India

Regional PBDs have been getting organized since 2007 by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs with the collaboration of the host Government, the Indian Mission, prominent overseas Indians and Organisations catering to the needs of the Indian Diaspora.So, far Regional PBD’s have been held at the following venues:

2007
New York
2008
Singapore
2009
The Hague
2010
Durban
2011
Toronto
2012
Mauritius
2013
Sydney
2014
London

The objective is to reach out to those members of the community who have been unable to participate in the annual RPBD in India and to provide a platform for the Indian community living overseas to contribute to the relationship between countries of the region and India. Participation in the event is expected from all regions of the United States.

This convention is not only for the Indian community, but for all persons who are interested in plugging into India’s growing relationship with the United States. Over 1,000 delegates are expected to attend.

The Theme for RPBD Los Angeles is – “The Indian Diaspora: Defining a New Paradigm in India-US Relationship”, capturing the ethos of ongoing relationship between India and USA and the important role being played by Diaspora in this regard.

The programme of the event will feature discussions on different aspects of India’s relationship with United States including panel discussions and B2B/B2G meetings for vising Overseas Indian delegates. The sectors being considered are Digital India, Start-up & Innovation, Social Impact investing and Bollywood-Hollywood synergy

Speakers at the event will include prominent dignitaries from the United States and India, prominent members of the Indian community, American and Indian business representatives, academics and media persons.