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Nominations invited for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award 2019.


The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians.

PBSA is conferred by the President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conventions organized annually since 2003 on a Non-Resident Indian, Person of Indian Origin or an organization or institution established and run by the Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin, who has made significant contribution in any one of the following fields :


  • * Better understanding abroad of India;
  • * Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way;
  • * Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their country of residence;
  • * Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;
  • * Welfare of the local Indian community;
  • * Philanthropic and charitable work;
  • * Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in the country of residence; or
  • * Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non-professional workers).


15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention will be held from January 21-23, 2019 in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. 

Self-Nomination has been added for Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award (PBSA) 2019 vide Gazette notification dated 27 March 2018. Nomination forms in PDF as well as in Word format may be accessed on the following links:


Nomination Form (PDF)
Nomination Form (Word)


Any individual/organization having the eligibility criteria for “Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Award” as per the Gazette Notification has the option to send his/her nomination in the prescribe form directly to the following email address: and the hard copy may be forwarded to:


Joint Secretary (OIAII),
Ministry of External Affairs,
Room No. 916, Akbar Bhawan,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021


Incomplete information will not be entertained.
Last date of receiving the complete nomination form is August 31, 2018.













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