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9 January: Pravasi Bhartiya Divas

Raina Rahul Agarwal 4 Jan, 2022 New India No Comments
Pravasi Bhartiya Divas


Non- Resident Indian Day is also known as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. This day is celebrated once every two years on 9th January to mark the contribution of Non- residential Indian Community towards the development of the country. It is celebrated to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the government of India and reconnect them with their roots.


On 9 January 1915, Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa, which led to India’s freedom struggle. Therefore 9 January was chosen to celebrate this day as Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. Traveler Indian Day was first celebrated in 2003. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) was conceived at the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Sammelan held on January 9, 2006, in Hyderabad. This allowed people of Indian descent and their spouses living abroad to come to India and live and work here indefinitely.

Significance Of Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas

This convention serves as a platform for the foreign Indian community to engage with the government and the people of their homeland for mutually beneficial activities. These conventions are a means of networking to allow the foreign Indian community living in different parts of the world to share their experiences in various fields.

This day is important because it not only connects NRIs to their roots but also celebrates their success. He also acknowledged the difficulties faced by Indian workers living abroad.

Award Of Pravasi Bhartiya Samman

Pravasi Bhartiya Award Samman

The Pravasi Bhartiya Award Samman is the highest honour conferred to a person of Indian descent or any organization or institution established and run by NRIs or persons of Indian origin who have made significant contributions to a better understanding of India abroad, embodying India’s causes and concerns, community work abroad. embodying India’s causes and concerns, community work abroad, and the welfare of Indigenous Indians. Community, philanthropic and charitable work etc.

Pravasi Bhartiya Award

The Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award is given by the President of India to the person who deserves this award. President of Suriname, Mr Chadrikapersad, President of New Zealand, Ms Priyanka Radhakrishnan and President of Curacao, Mr Eugene Rhuggenaath are some of the great personalities who won this award in 2021.

Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas 2022 Wishes & Quotes

  • Pravasi Diwas is a tribute to a great Pravasi, Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas is an excellent opportunity for all those people to achieve great things in their respective professions across the world and make the country proud.
  • The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is observed by the Ministry of External Affair of the Government of India along with other development organizations for external affairs.
  • A particular day is NRI day as it brings together all the people of the country together and keeps them linked to their motherland.
  • A great day is the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas marking the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa in 1915 and making this day extra special.
  • Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is a day to celebrate the citizens of our country residing in other countries and working for their own country.

Frequently Asked Question

Que- What is the full form of NRI?
Ans- The full form of NRI is “Non-Resident Indian”.

Que-Who is called NRI?
Ans– Non-Resident Indian is an individual who is a citizen of India or a person of Indian origin and who is not a resident of India.

Que- What was the theme of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2021?
Ans-  The theme of the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2021 was Contributing to Atmanirbhar Bharat. Program of this day had been held during the pandemic situation of coronavirus. The Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2021 convention had three segments and was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Que- What is celebrated on 9 January?
Ans- Pravasi Bhartiya Divas or Non- Resident Indian Day is celebrated once every two years to mark the contribution of the Non- residential Indian Community towards the development of the country.

Que- Which country has the most NRI?
Ans- There are the most 10 places in the world with the most NRI:

  1. Saudi Arabia
  2. Malaysia
  3. United Arab Emirates
  4. United Kingdom
  5. South Africa
  6. Canada
  7. Myanmar
  8. Mauritius


This day is celebrated to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the government of India. It gives a sense of belonging to one’s country to the people who are settled in different foreign countries but still have that feeling of the nation inside them.

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