For the first time since its inception, Gujarat will host the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from January 7 to 9, 2015.
To be held in Gandhinagar, the theme of the 13th edition is centenary celebrations of the return of Mahatma Gandhi to India from South Africa.
Finance minister Saurabh Patel and minister in charge of NRG Foundation Pradipsinh Jadeja met Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during the first advisory committee meeting in New Delhi.
Patel said, “Usually 2,000 NRIs register for the event. But since Gujarat is the host, we expect 4,000- 5,000 NRIs to register. The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be the best event ever since its inception.”
Source : Ahmedabad Mirror