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Nominations for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) – 2025

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Nominations for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) – 2025 

Nomination process for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is now open. PBSA is the highest honour recognising the contribution and achievements of Indian diaspora and is conferred by the President of India during the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) Convention held biennially. The next PBD Convention will be held in January 2025.
PBSA is awarded to a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), or an Organization/Institution established and run by a PIO/NRI who has made significant contribution either overseas or in India, in one of the following fields:

For Achievements Abroad

·   Better understanding abroad of India;

·   Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way;

·   Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their      country of residence;

·   Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;

·   Welfare of the local Indian community;

·   Philanthropic and charitable work;

·   Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in the country of residence; or

·   Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non-professional workers).

For Achievements within India

·   Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India;

·   For contributions made towards India’s development.

This information is being publicized to invite suitable nominations for PBSA 2025 among Indian Diaspora in the jurisdiction of Embassy of India, Rome. Duly filled in nomination form along with enclosures can be sent latest by 20 February 2024 to Mr. Shambhu Amitabh, Second Secretary (PIC) at tourism.rome@mea.gov.in /cultural.rome@mea.gov.in  and hard copy to be sent by postal mail to: Embassy of India-Rome, Via XX Settembre 5, 00187, Roma.

There is also a system of self-nomination by Diaspora members / organizations. Such individuals/organizations who wish to self nominate can send their nomination form directly by email to pbsaward@mea.gov.in .