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Embassy of India Abu Dhabi

Nominations for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards - 2023


Nominations are invited for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) to be conferred during the next edition of Pravasi Bhartiya Divas (PBD) to be held in 2023.

            PBD is held every two years to strengthen the engagement of overseas Indian community with India and reconnect them with their roots. During the convention, PBSA is conferred by the President of India on selected overseas Indians (Non-Resident Indian, Person of Indian Origin or an organization or institution established and run by the Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin), who have made significant contribution in any one of the following fields:

For Achievements Abroad

  1. Better understanding abroad 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; or
  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;
  2. For contribution made towards India’s development.

The gazette notification for the same can be accessed here. Self-nomination has also been allowed for PBSA-2023. The nominations should be sent in both soft copy to ca.abudhabi@mea.gov.in and original to the Embassy of India by April 30, 2022. The nomination should include a cover letter stating the achievements abroad or in India listed above that justify nomination, nomination form 2023 and summary of PBSA nominee.

The Forms can be downloaded from below:

  1. Nomination form 2023
  2. PBSA Award Gazette Notification
  3. Format for Summary of PBSA Nominee