The Embassy of India celebrated Pravasi Bharatiya Divas on January 9, 2022. The yearly celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas marks the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India. It was on January 9, 1915, that Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest Pravasi (non-resident Indian) returned to India to lead India to freedom.
The Government of India celebrates Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (AKAM) in recognition of 75 years of independence. The event was held in compliance with strict COVID-19 protocols. Prominent Indian diaspora members and academics were present. Ambassador of India to Thailand H.E. Ms. Suchitra Durai inaugurated the event. She honored the prominent members of the Indian diaspora and Pravasi Bharatiya for promoting ties between India and Thailand. The Ambassador also provided updates on the Indian Government’s people-centric initiatives, welfare schemes, and COVID-19 updates.
The event included a speech of the young entrepreneur Mr. Sulabh Dhanuka on the contributions of NRI’s to India. Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre Thai students presented a skit and a dance named “Bharat darshan”. Members of the Indian Association of Thailand also presented bhajan. A video clip of Minister of State H.E. Mr. V. Muraleedharan during the Youth PBD conference was shown. The topic of the speech was “Role of Diaspora Youth in AKAM – Innovation and New Technologies”. There was also a photo exhibition that was organized in honor of Mahatma Gandhi.