Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is observed on 9 Janauary

  • The 16thPravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) is observed on 9 January 2020. The day is celebrated to recognize the overseas Indians who have contributed to the development of India.

Reason for celebrating the day on 9 January:

  • January 9 was chosen for the celebration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas because on this day in 1915, Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi, returned to India from South Africaand led India’s freedom struggle.
    • The day was first observed in The day is celebrated in many places in India. The day was observed by the Indian government in Singapore in 2018.
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