1. Indians achievers based overseas to be honoured at PBD 2017 2. PBD 2017 to discuss social media as a modern tool to connect diaspora 3. A diverse travel in Karnataka 4. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas PBD to explore India Portugal ties 5. India remains an antique showcase of Portugues architecture 6. Indian government plans rail routes for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
Since 2010, Media India Group has taken the initiative to conduct a special session during the PBD, aimed at providing an inclusive platform for the delegates from non-English speaking countries, notably the French-speaking parts of the world. In January 2010, the total number of Francophone delegates was about 130 and we had hosted the First Francophone Dinner with the then Minister Vayalar Ravi on January 8. Ever since, we have repeated this dinner each year and on the same date, January 8, in order to provide quality and focused interaction between the minister and the francophone delegates who are not very comfortable in English.
Besides the Francophone Evening, Media India Group has traditionally organised the Dialogue with India, in partnership with GOPIO International, which is an umbrella organization with presence in all major countries of the world. The Dialogue with India is essentially a day-long B2B event attended by over 600 delegates and several ministers from India and other countries attend it. This time too, the event will have a big business delegation from France, UK, Belgium, Mauritius, Malaysia, Guadeloupe, Reunion and Sri Lanka. It has traditionally been inaugurated by the then Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs, Vayalar Ravi and is held each year on January 10. It provides for a day-long interaction between the delegates and invited personalities, which include Heads of States, Ministers from foreign countries, Chief Ministers etc.