17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023: The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman (Overseas Indian Honour/Award), established by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs of the Government of India in conjunction with the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (Non-Resident Indian Day), is the highest Indian award for Non-Resident Indians and Overseas Citizens of India, or an organisation or institution founded and run by Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin. The Indian President bestows the honour. The Government of India decided to only give the prize once every two years in 2016, which resulted in a doubling of the number of recipients each year to 30. Read th article further and discover the list of oversea Indians chosen for 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023 and its theme.
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17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023
The Indian government has selected 27 Indians who currently reside abroad for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA), honouring them for remarkable accomplishments both domestically and internationally. The accolade is given to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs), or organisations and institutions founded and managed by them. It is the highest distinction given to Indians who reside outside of India.
Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar served as the jury’s chairman, and Minister of External Affairs S. Jaishankar served as its vice-chair, in addition to other esteemed figures from other disciplines. President Droupadi Murmu will present the prizes to the deserving individuals during the 17th annual PBSA, which will take place from January 8–10 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
The list of 27 Indians chosen for honor are:
|Science & Technology/ Education
|Art & Culture/Education
|Alexander Maliakel John
|Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan
|Joginder Singh Nijjar
|Art & Culture/Education
|Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay
|Mohamed Irfaan Ali (Guyana President)
|Reena Vinod Pushkarna
|Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani
|Amit Kailash Chandra Lath
|Parmanand Sukhumal Daswani
|Republic of Congo
|Sanjaykumar Shivabhai Patel
|Science & Technology
|Frank Arthur Seepersad
|Trinidad & Tobago
|Chandrakant Babubhai Patel
|Darshan Singh Dhaliwal
|Ashok Kumar Tiwary
Theme for 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023
The theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 will be “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal,” according to the Ministry of External Affairs. This subject emphasises the significance of the Indian diaspora in advancing India.
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About 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award
As part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, the President awards the PBSA to non-resident Indians (NRIs), people of Indian origin (PIOs), or organisations founded and maintained by NRIs or PIOs in appreciation of their exceptional accomplishments in India and abroad. PBD is organised every two years in order to improve the connection between the Indian population living abroad and India and to help them rediscover their roots.
For International Successes
- Better awareness of India abroad;
- Practical support for India’s interests and issues;
- Fostering tighter ties between India, the overseas Indian community, and the countries where they live;
- Welfare of the local Indian community;
- Social and humanitarian concerns in India or overseas;
- Humanitarian and philanthropic endeavours;
- Excellence in one’s field or exceptional work that has raised the profile of India in the country in which one resides, or excellence in skills that have raised the profile of India in that country (for non-professional workers).
For Accomplishments Within India
- humanitarian effort and philanthropic investments in India;
- For contributions made to India’s growth.
FAQs on 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2023
The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 Convention will take place from January 8–10 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee accepted the Committee’s findings during a public event held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on January 8, 2002, and on January 9, 2002, he declared the “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas” (PBD).
The subject of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 will be “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kaal,” according to the Ministry of External Affairs. The significance of the Indian diaspora in advancing India is emphasized by this theme.
A jury-cum-awards committee with the vice president as chair selects the PBSA award winners. The panel’s other members come from varied backgrounds, and the external affairs minister serves as the panel’s vice-chair. The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award nominees are chosen by the committee after consideration of the nominations.