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Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas


Consulate General of India

Celebration of Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas 

    The Consulate General of India in Shanghai organised the celebration of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) for the Indian Diaspora in Eastern China Region at Consulate premises on 13th January 2024. Speaking on the occasion, the Consul General Dr. N. Nandakumar extended new year greetings to the diaspora members and called on them to work towards realizing the Hon’ble PM’s vision of Viksit Bharat by 2047.

2. As part of the celebrations,a panel discussion on the theme ViksitBharat@2047 was also organised. The panel members were Sh. Suneet Puri, Country Head, TCS China, Sh Shridhar Subramanian, Vice President and Regional head, Cipla China, Sh Shitanshu Mohanty, CEO, SBI Shanghai and Sh. Bivash Mukherjee, Copy Editor and Columnist with Shanghai Daily. The panel discussion was moderated by Ms Divya Hazra, a legal expert. The topics discussed in the panel discussion included ways of sustaining and boosting economic growth, role of innovation and technology in shaping India’s future, improvements in infrastructure, strategies for skill development and for creating a globally competitive workforce and preserving India’s rich cultural heritage while embracing growth and progress.

3. Sister Sapna from the Brahmakumaris also addressed the gathering and wished all community members a happy and peaceful new year. The event also comprised of two classical dance performances. Ms Mahika Dasri and Soniya Kartik, students of Kuchidpudi dance form presented a performance on the song “jaya-jaya” dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the remover of all impediments and Ms Wu Kan (Regina Wu), an ICCR alumnus and Odissi exponent presented two pieces titled Guru Vandana and Vakratunda Mahakaya.

4. On the occasion, Consul General released a publication of Shree Anna (Millet) recipes curated by members of Indian community in Shanghai. The dishes included in the publication were displayed for tasting during “Millet Food Festival cum Exhibition” which was organized by the Consulate on 23rd February 2023 as part of the celebrations of The International Year of Millets (IYM)-2023. All the members of the Indian community who contributed Shree Anna (Millet) recipes were felicitated by the Consul General.

5. The Consul General also felicitated various diaspora organisations and individuals for their support and excellent co-operation in organizing various community programmes during the year 2023. The organisations and individuals who were felicitated on the occasion were 1. China Indian Community 2. Shanghai Marathi Mandal 3. Shanghai Sangamam 4. Shanghai Adda 5. Shanghai Sikh Sangat 6. Shanghai Kannadigaru 7. Kairali 8. Passionate Indians 9. Nirose P.M (Yiwu) 10. Girdhar Jhanwar (Yiwu) 11. Sanjay Tyagi (Hangzhou) 12. Praveen Kumar (Tony) (Nanjing)

6. Further, in recognition of their cooperation in organizing various community events in 2023, certain Indian restaurants were felicitated by the Consul General which inlcuded 1. Rangoli Indian Cuisine 2. Bollywood Indian Restaurant 3. Indian Kitchen 4. Curry Lounge 5. Indian Curry Hut 6. Pita’s & Tika’s (Hangzhou) and 7. Jashnn Indian Cuisine

7. Prominent members of Indian diaspora including members of Indian community organizations in Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces participated in the celebrations. 

19th January, 2024