Wednesday, September 23, 2015

9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (RPBD) at Los Angeles on the 14th and 15th November 2015:

In a Joint statement with the US
Secretary of State John Kerry, the
Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs and
External Affairs Sushma Swaraj has
declared that the GOI will be organizing
the 9th Regional Pravasi Bharatiya
Diwas (RPBD) at Los Angeles on the
14th and 15th November 2015. The
Theme for RPBD Los Angeles will be –
"The Indian Diaspora: Defining a New
Paradigm in India-US Relationship".
RPBDs are important Diaspora
engagement meets conducted annually
by the Government of India outside the
country as part of a comprehensive
programme to reach out to the growing
Indian Diaspora community globally.
Previous venues for the RPBDs have
included London, Sydney, Toronto,
Singapore, Durban, Mauritius, The
Hague and New York.
The RPBD will be organized by the
Consulate General of India, San
Francisco, and the Embassy of India,
Washington DC in collaboration with the
major community organizations of
People of Indian Origin in the USA and
the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs
(MOIA).
Points to Note
India and the USA share a growing
partnership in almost all sectors
vital to their economies.
Indian Americans have made a
significant impact in IT, medicine,
academia, banking, hospitality,
science and technology and also as
entrepreneurs engaged in thriving
small and medium businesses.
The RPBD Los Angeles will focus
and build on these synergies and
collaborations through seminars and
discussions involving major stake
holders on both sides.