Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2024 & 2025 (NRI Day): Registration, Theme, Quotes, History, Significance,

Till 2015, Pravasi Bharatiya Divas used to be celebrated yearly. Thereafter, it had been decided that the day will be celebrated once in every two years. The 17th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas was observed from January 8 to 10 in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Hence, the celebration of 18th Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas takes place in 2025.

On January 9, the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) commemorates the contribution of the Overseas Indian population to India’s progress. It will be the 18th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2025 to be celebrated on 9 January 2025. The mode of registration is highly expected to be online and free of cost.

The PBD Convention, MOIA’s main event, has been held every year from January 7th to 9th since 2003 in order to link India with its huge abroad diaspora and bring their ideas, experience, and talents to a centralized channel.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2025 Overview

EventPravasi Bharatiya Divas 2025 (Last PBD was observed in 2023 and hence there will no Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2024)
DateJanuary 9, 2025
ThemeThe theme of PBD 2023 celebration was “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”. The new theme for the PBD 2025 will be announced very soon.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2025 Registration

PBD registration is quite easy and free of cost. The registration process will take place at official website of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas i.e.

Here are step-by-step method (expected) to register for Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in 2025. In case there are certain changes, we’ll notify it after the release of its respective notification.

Step 1: Visit the official website of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas i.e. and click the direct link of registration. You’ll be redirected to the registration page.

Step 2: You need to choose Registration Category- whether it is Indian National, Non-Resident Indian, or Person of Indian Origin.

Step 3: Choose your Registration Category and fill up the PBD 2025 registration form with accurate details.

Enter Personal Details

PBD registration form section 1

Enter Contact Details

PBD Registration contact

Enter Event Details

PBD registration event detail

Enter Payment Details

PBD registration payment

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas History

Once in every two years Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated on January 9. The day is significant because that commemorates Mahatma Gandhi’s arrival to Mumbai from South Africa in 1915. The day has been observed since 2003, and until 2015, it was an annual celebration. Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) is a notion introduced in 2009 that permits persons of Indian ancestry and their domestic partners to work and live in India permanently.

The significance of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in India is examined below.

Happy Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Significance

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is significant because it not only reunites NRIs with their origins but also recognizes their accomplishments. This very day also recognises the challenges experienced by Indian expatriates working in other countries.

PBD Conventions aid in the creation of a global network of NRIs and the connection of the youth of today with immigrants, allowing them to flourish and contribute substantially to the nation’s progress.

Venues of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas has been organized at the following locations:



1st PBD in 2003

New Delhi

2nd PBD in 2004

New Delhi

3rd PBD in 2005


4th PBD in 2006


5th PBD in 2007

New Delhi

6th PBD in 2008

New Delhi

7th PBD in 2000


8th PBD in 2010

New Delhi

9th PBD in 2011

New Delhi

10th PBD in 2012


11th PBD in 2013


12th PBD in 2014

New Delhi

13th PBD in 2015


14th PBD in 2017


15th PBD in 2019


16th PBD in 2021


17th PBD in 2023


18th PBD in 2025

To be announced

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2025 Theme

“Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat” was the theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in 2021. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event took place in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. The three-part Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2021 Convention was opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The PBD 2023 theme was “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s progress in Amrit Kaal”.

Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2025 theme is yet to be revealed.

Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) Date and Venue

There have been 10 Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (RPBD) celebrated so far. The Ministry of External Affairs, India celebrates RPBD outside the country.

1st24 September 2007New York City, United States
2nd10 to 11 October 2008Singapore
3rd19 September 2009The Hague, Netherlands
4th1 to 2 October 2010Durban, South Africa
5th8 to 10 June 2011Toronto, Canada
6th27 to 28 October 2012Port Louis, Mauritius
7th10 to 12 November 2013Sydney, Australia
8th16 to 18 October 2014London, United Kingdom
9th14 to 15 November 2015Los Angeles, United States
10th6 to 7 January 2018Singapore

Award of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

This award is considered to be real big and a prominent honor which are given to the Indian who are non-resident, institution/establishment founded by any Indians who are non-resident or individual having Indian origin, who have contributed significantly to a better understanding and given a tangible support for India’s causes and worries, community service abroad, the well-being of the native Indian community, humanitarian, and charitable organization.

  • And during PBD convention, the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards is given by the President of India to the individuals who deserve the Indian diaspora.
  • President of Suriname, Mr. Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of New Zealand, Ms. Priyanca Radhakrishnan and President of Curacao, Mr. Eugene Rhuggenaath are some of the eminent personalities who won this award in 2021.

Ptavasi Bhartiya Divas 2025 Wishes

  • “The NRI Day greets every non-residents of the nation to enjoy and prosper with their loved ones, and encourages them to stay connected to their origins and continue to work for the country.”
  • “On the eve of NRI Day, greetings to all beloved Indians residing in foreign nations; our nation is delighted of all the world’s accomplishments for the country’s growth.”
  • “On this special day, best regards to all non-resident Indians throughout the world. With your outstanding achievements, may you all bring honour to the reputation of this country across the world.”
  • “A very happy “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas,” or NRI Day, to all of the country’s wonderful residents who live all over the world.”
  • “Just as ocean droplets must evaporate and shower further into globe, Indians must emerge from India and impart their talents with the rest of the world.”
  • “On the eve of NRI Day, greetings to all beloved Indians residing in foreign nations; our nation is appreciative of all of the world’s contributions for the country’s growth.”

PBD 2025 Quotes

  • “Even in darkness, there is light and that is spiritually illuminated India.” (Shubhangi Gopal Kamble)
  • “What is harder to do is breaking the ties to the people, the places, and the version of me that will linger.” (Ranjani Rao)
  • “The weak can never forgive; forgiveness is an attribute of the strong.” (Mahatma Gandhi)
  • “Every life is a journey, regardless of whether you stay in one place, live like a global nomad, or end up being something in between.” (Ranjani Rao)

Frequently Asked Questions

When do we celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

On January 9 (once in every two years)

What is the mode of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas registration?

You need to register online.

Is there any registration fee to attend the coming Pravasi Bhartiya Divas Convention?

The registration is free of cost.

What is the venue of PBD 2025?

It is yet to be decided.

How many Regional Pravasi Bharatiya Divas have been oranized till the date?


8 thoughts on “Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2024 & 2025 (NRI Day): Registration, Theme, Quotes, History, Significance,”

  1. I would like to attend PBD 2023.kindly inform me how to give payment registration fee .I live in Thimphu Bhutan.
    Thank you .

  2. I have attended 2015 and 2019 PBD. Spent wonderful time with other attendees. In 2019, there was a special treat by able to go to Kumbhamela and attend January 26 parade in Delhi.

  3. Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is a special day for us people of Indian Origin living in other countries like UK for decades to connect back to our roots and contribute. I am extremely delighted and looking forward to attend 2023 PBD, our previous experience of PBD has been delightful – Dr Rajeev Gupta – United Kingdom

  4. PBD is an excellent opportunity to meet fellow Indians in other countries. I live in the UK and am excited to attend PBD 2023 if that goes ahead.

  5. My congratulations & best best wishes to indian diaspora across the planet.
    The great Indians
    Son of india,is sun of world.
    Let the india,lead the world.

  6. As a regular attendee I am eager to attend once again , please let us know if there is a virtual meet.
    Umesh Chandra from Brisbane Australia

  7. I would like to attend PBD 2022, what is enrollment process, venue and process. I live in California USA


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