|The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman is the highest award given to Indians who have established their base abroad and are recognized for their achievements in respective fields. This award mainly recognizes these Indians and is honored by the President of India.
Organized every year since 2003, this event recognizes Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) for their contributions in different fields such as charitable work, community service, strengthening relationship between countries, outstanding contribution in their field of expertise, bringing honor to the nation abroad, and so on.
This year brought several nominations, and there were six prominent NRI’s from the United States who won the prestigious award: Hari Babu Binal, Nisha Desai Biswal, Sampat Kumar Shivnagi, Mahesh Mehta, Ramesh Shah, and Bharat Haridas Barai. The event took place in Bangalore from January 7-9, 2017.