Special arrangements for “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas” delegates at Kumbh Mela

Special arrangements have been made for delegates attending the “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas”-- the high-profile convention of non-resident Indians (NRIs) and persons of Indian origin (PIOs) -- at the Kumbh Mela here.
The 15th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas is scheduled to commence in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on January 21. Around 10,000 participants are expected to attend the convention. 
The delegates will arrive in Prayagraj on January 24 to be the part of ongoing largest spiritual gathering on earth, the Kumbh, where arrangements are in place for holy bathing at Sangam. 
From there the delegates will travel to Delhi to witness the 70th Republic Day event.
Ganga Mahotsav, an annual cultural event showcasing culture and heritage, is being also organised during January 21 to 23 at Ganga Ghats by the Uttar Pradesh government. 
Ganga Arti at Ghat of Kashi is well known among tourists. A special area has been reserved for PBD guests to enable them to witness and enjoy various events at the venues.
Varanasi has geared up to welcome delegates from all over the world who will participate in “Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas”.
"This vibrant and colourful convention is meant to strengthen the engagement of the overseas Indian community with the Union Government and reconnect them with their roots," an official press release said.
This will be the 15th edition of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) organized at an interval of two years now, though it was originally an annual event.
During the Convention, selected overseas Indians are also honoured with the prestigious Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award to recognize their contributions to various fields both in India and abroad.
The theme of PBD Convention 2019 is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". The venue will be the Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) and Craft Museum at Bada Lalpur in Varanasi. 

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