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15th PBD Convention 21-23 January 2019

15th PBD Convention – Come, Celebrate in India

The 15th PBD Convention will be held on 21-23 January in Varanasi, Uttar, Pradesh. Two added attractions this year are - Kumbh Mela at Prayagraj on 24 January, 2019 and Republic Day celebrations in Delhi on 26 January, 2019. Updates on events are available on the social media platforms of Government of India website - /

The PBD content will be posted on MEA’s digital platforms :

Twitter : @MEAIndia / @IndianDiplomacy / @PBDConvention

Facebook: Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India / Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019 / Instagram / @meaindia

YouTube Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Participants attending PBD/Kumbh/Republic Day may like to share visuals of the events from their personal accounts, tagging the accounts mentioned above and also @PrayagrajKumbh.

The following approved hash tags may be used while posting/re-posting PBD content before/during/after the event:

#PBD2019 / #PravasiAtVaranasi

Additionally, the Ministry of External Affairs will be sharing live content on social media accounts on its above mentioned social media platforms through real-time posts, tweets and on-ground coverage. Ministry will also be streaming the events live on Twitter, FB and YouTube. These would include the inauguration, plenary sessions, delegate speeches, cultural programmes and interview & bytes. Similar coverage is being accorded for the coverage of Kumbh Mela and Republic Day celebration.