Nominations for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards
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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: 

(a) Better understanding of India; 

(b) Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way; 

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

(d) Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad; 

(e) Welfare of the local Indian community; 

(f) Philanthropic and charitable work; 

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

(h) Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non professional workers); 

For Achievements within India: 

(a) Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India; and 

(b) For contributions made towards India’s Development. 

  1. 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. 
  1. 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.


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