India’s IT capital, Bengaluru will host next Bharatiya Pravasi Divas (BPD) scheduled for February 7, 8 and 9, 2017.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MES) has held a meeting for a preliminary round of talks. Approximately 3000 NRI and PIO delegates from across the world are expected to attend the next BPD.
According to the Karnataka state Minister for Tourism R V Deshpande, "The Bharatiya Pravasi Divas, scheduled to be hosted from February 7 to February 9, will see close to 3000 Non-Residential Indians (NRI) and PIO delegates from across the world". However, the government is yet to finalise on the venue, dependent on the infrastructure availability in and around the place. "We are looking at two or three locations in the City, but the final call will be taken later," the minister informed.
The event will be inaugurated by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the event will also see awards being given to 30 distinguished NRIs who have contributed to the growth of the country.