Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021 News / Events

Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021



1. The Consulate General of India, Shanghai celebrated the ‘Pravasi Bhartiya Divas’ in Shanghai on 9th January 2021.  The event witnessed an overwhelming participation from the members of Indian diaspora including representatives of several Regional Associations in Shanghai, business community and students. 

  {Opening address by Acting Consul General of India, Shanghai}

2. The event started with the opening address of Acting Consul General (ACG), appraising the Indian community about the various initiatives undertaken by Government of India to strengthen  Indian industries under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ plan.  He also highlighted the accomplishments of Indian scientists in the development of COVID-19 vaccine and GOI’s intentions to make it available for whole world as a public good.  Acknowledging and appreciating the contributions of Indian diaspora, he urged them to use their knowledge, skills and expertise for the growth of India.

    {Live screening of Inaugural address by Hon’ble Prime Minister of the 16th PBD Convention}

3. The gathering watched ‘Live’ the 16th PBD Convention. The participants enthusiastically listened to the inaugural address of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, keynote address by the President of Suriname Shri Chandrikapersad Santokhi and welcome remarks by External Affairs Minister Shri  S. Jaishankar.

{Interaction of Heads of various Regional Associations in Shanghai}

4. During the event, an interaction was also organised with the Indian diaspora. The ACG, apprised the community members about the activities to be undertaken by CGI Shanghai in 2021. Similarly, the representatives of various Associations including Indian Association, Shanghai Adda (Bengali), Kannada Association, Tamil Association, and Shanghai Marathi Mandal, outlined the activities to be undertaken by them in 2021. The ACG assured that the Consulate would offer all necessary assistance in organising community events scheduled for 2021. A Hindi Poem on “Pravasis” was also read by a member of Indian community.