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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards: A tribute to the Indian diaspora

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards honor the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to India

  • The awards, which were established in 2003, are given out annually by the President of India to honor NRIs and PIOs for their significant contributions to the advancement and development of India.
  • In recognition of their remarkable achievements, non-resident Indians, persons of Indian origin, or organizations or institutions founded and managed by Indians are given the PBSA.

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award in 2023

  • The chief guest will be Mohamad Irfaan Ali, president of Guyana, and the honoree will be Chandrikapersad Santokhi, President of Suriname.
  • These two nations have sizable Indian populations.

 

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards honor the exceptional accomplishments and contributions of Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) to India. The awards, which were established in 2003, are given out annually by the President of India to honor NRIs and PIOs for their significant contributions to the advancement and development of India. For all NRIs and PIOs around the world, it is a time to be proud of and a testament to the close ties that the Indian diaspora shares.

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA), now in their 17th year, have been announced by the Ministry of External Affairs for 2023. President Droupadi Murmu will present this prestigious honor to 27 individuals at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention in Indore, Madhya Pradesh.

In recognition of their remarkable achievements, non-resident Indians, persons of Indian origin, or organizations or institutions founded and managed by non-resident Indians or people of Indian origin are given the PBSA. It is an endeavor to acknowledge their great contributions to both India and their own nation.

A committee with the Vice President serving as chairman, the External Affairs Minister serving as vice chair, and other illustrious members from a range of backgrounds carefully reviewed the nominees for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards, 2023. The prize recipients, who were chosen by a unanimous vote, represent the excellence the Indian diaspora has accomplished in a range of fields.

The committee’s unanimous decision to honor those who have excelled and succeeded in their respective sectors came from a wide range of professions.

This honor recognizes the great contributions made by the Indian diaspora to both India and their respective nations. It will give them even more inspiration to keep pushing for superiority in their chosen industries.

The subject of this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is “Diaspora: Reliable Partners for India’s Progress in Amrit Kal,” Secretary (Consular and Diaspora), MEA Ausaf Sayeed stated in his address to a special briefing.

On January 9, Prime Minister Narendra Modi formally opened the convention. During the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas closing ceremony, President Droupadi Murmu received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman.

The chief guest will be Mohamad Irfaan Ali, president of Guyana, and the honoree will be Chandrikapersad Santokhi, president of Suriname. These two nations have sizable Indian populations.

The following people have been nominated for the Pravasi Bharatiya
Samman Award in 2023:
1. Dr. Darshan Singh Dhaliwal is a business and community welfare expert from the USA.
2. Fedex President and CEO, Rajesh Subramaniam from the USA
3. Professor Jagadish Chennupati is an expert in science and technology from Australia.
4. Prof. Sanjeev Mehta, a teacher from Bhutan
5. Dilip Loundo is a Brazilian professor of art, culture, and education.
6. Dr. Alexander Maliakel John from Brunei Darussalam
7. Dr. Vaikuntam Iyer Lakshmanan, a community welfare specialist from Canada
8. Joginder Singh Nijjar, a Croatian expert in education, culture, and the arts
9. Prof. Ramjee Prasad, a computer scientist from Denmark
10. Dr. Kannan Ambalam, an Ethiopian expert in social welfare
11.Dr. Amal Kumar Mukhopadhyay, a community welfare and medical expert from Germany
12.Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali is a Guyana native who works in politics and charity.
13. Reena Vinod Pushkarna is an Israeli businesswoman and humanitarian.
14. Dr. Maqsooda Sarfi Shiotani is an educator from Japan.
15. Dr. Rajagopal, a Mexican expert on education
16. Amit Kailash Chandra Lath is a business community welfare activist from Poland.
17. Parmanand Sukhumal Daswani, a community welfare specialist from the Republic of Congo
18. Piyush Gupta is a businessperson from Singapore.
19. Mohanlal Hira, a community welfare specialist from South Africa
20. Sanjaykumar Shivabhai Patel is a businessman and community activist from South Sudan.
21. Sivakumar Nadesan, a community welfare specialist from Sri Lanka.
22. Dr. Dewanchandrebhose Sharman is a community welfare specialist from Surinam.
23. Dr. Archana Sharma is a scientist and technologist from Switzerland.
24. Justice Frank Arthur Seepersad is a community welfare and educational expert from Trinidad and Tobago.
25. Siddharth Balachandran, an entrepreneur and humanitarian from the UAE
26. Ashok Kumar Tiwary, a businessman from Uzbekistan.
27. Chandrakant Babubhai Patel is a journalist from the UK.