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Nominations for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards

(PBSA) – 2019

          The Government of India invites nominations for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) - 2019 from Persons of Indian Origin and Non-Resident Indians or organizations/institutions established and run by PIO/NRI who have made significant contribution in anyone of the following fields: 

For Achievements Abroad:

  1. Better understanding of India;
  2. Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way;
  3. Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their country of residence;
  4. Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;
  5. Welfare of the local Indian community;
  6. Philanthropic and charitable work;
  7. Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in the country of residence; 
  8. Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non professional workers);

For Achievements within India:

  1. Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India; and
  2. For contributions made towards India’s Development.

2. The Award shall carry a bilingual Sanad under hand and the seal of the President of India in addition to a citation, a gold medallion and a miniature of the medallion in the form of a lapel pin.

3. Self-nomination has been allowed for PBSA-2019.  Complete nomination forms and enclosures may be sent directly to the Ministry of External Affairs through e-mail pbsaward@mea.gov.in and the hard copy at the following address: Dr. Manoj Kumar Mohapatra, Joint Secretary (OIA II), Ministry of External Affairs, Room No. 916, Akbar Bhawan, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021.  Gazette Notification giving details of the PBSA-2019 and nomination form may be seen in the in the downloadable attachments below.

The last date for receiving nominations has been extended to 31st August 2018.


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