Indian consulate, community in Chicago hold PBD promotional event

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Speakers at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas promotional event held recently at the Indian Consulate in Chicago. Photo: Asian Media USA courtesy of Indian Consulate.

Close to 300 people attended the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas promotional event at the Indian Consulate in Chicago recently.

The event was organized jointly by the Consulate along with the Indian American Business Coalition (IABC), Friends of MP (Madhya Pradesh) and other Indian diaspora organizations.

Some of the attendees registered on the spot for PBD, the Consulate said in a press release Dec. 11, 2022. The Pravasi Divas is scheduled to be held in Indore, Madhya Pradesh   January 8-10, 2023.

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Consul General Somnath Ghosh, in his remarks, urged members of the Indian diaspora to visit India for the PBD to discuss and participate in nation building. He appreciated the efforts of Indian American Business Coalition and other organizations who took the lead to build the largest ever delegation from Chicago to PBD.

Close to 300 people from the Indian-American diaspora attended the recent Pravasi Bharatiya Divas event held at the Indian Consulate in Chicago jointly organized by the Indian Consulate and the Indian American Business Council and other organizations. Photo: Asian Media USA courtesy of the Indian Consulate

The Mayor of Indore Pushyamitra Bhargav, and former Mayor of that city Kailash Vijayvargiya, addressed the gathering online from Indore inviting the Indian diaspora for the PBD.

Anand Tiwary from Friends of Madhya Pradesh made a power-point presentation about registration and other aspects of PBD.

Participants at the recent promotional event for PBD held at the Indian Consulate in Chicago. Photo: Asian Media USA courtesy of the Indian Consulate

Leading community members who spoke at the event included Dr. Bharat Barai, IABC; Event Chair Ajeet Singh, Event co-chair Vinesh Virani; Dr. Sreenivas Reddy, chair of the Illinois Medical Board; leading cardiologist Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy;   Sunil Shah, Federation of Indian Associations leader; Amarbir Ghoman from Hotel Marriott; and Keerthi Ravoori.

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