REGIONAL PRAVASI BHARTIYA DIVAS
The Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is held for those Indian Diaspora who are unable to attend the annual Pravasi Bhartiya Divas in India. So far, 7 RPBD have been held at New York, Singapore, The Hague, Durban, Toronto, Mauritius and Sydney. 8th Regional Pravasi Bhartiya Divas is scheduled to be held in London, UK from 16th to 18th, October, 2014. The main objective of such initiatives is to have an interaction with Indian Diaspora and to find out their expectations and concerns. At the same time, ensuring their connectivity with their ancestral motherland.
The theme of last i.e. 7th RPBD Convention was to reach out to both members of Indian origin community as well as for those who are interested in publicizing into Indian-Australian relationship and with some neighbouring countries. The events of the 8th RPBD included an inaugural session on Shariang experiences and discussions on various topics like Resources, infrastructure, skills, Indian languages, culture and youth dialogue, Honouring Success Stories, Women in Business and community, India- Australia Strategic Partnership, etc.