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Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held from Jan 21-23, PM to attend inaugural session

The 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be held in Prime Minister Narendra Modi s parliamentary constituency Varanasi from January 21-23 and the Indian diaspora attending the event will also have the opportunity to participate in Kumbh Mela and attend the Republic Day parade. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh, while announcing the details of the event here, said the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is held on January 9 every year to mark Mahatma Gandhi s return to India in 1915, but this year it is delayed keeping in mind requests from members of the Indian diaspora to attend the Kumbh Mela and the Republic Day Parade. Singh, at a media briefing, said Uttar Pradesh will be the partner state for the event and a novel feature this year will be the concept of Varanasi hospitality under which local people will host the Indians living abroad at their homes as family guests . The Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Divas will be the highlight of the first day, while Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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