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Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 2022

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    10Pointer
  • Categories
    National
  • Published
    12th Jan, 2022

Context

Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, dedicated to the overseas Indian community and celebrated once every two years, is celebrated on January 09 by the people of India.

Background

  • The day, also known as Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Day, has its roots from our ‘Father of The Nation,' Mahatma Gandhi, who was the greatest Pravasi. 
  • He returned from South Africa in 1915 and led the Indian freedom movement.
  • Therefore, marking this day, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has celebrated this day since 2003 from January 07-09 every year

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2022

  • This day plays a significant role as the overseas Indian community gets a shared platform to get themselves engaged with the government and the native people of the land.