Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2023

17th Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards:- 27 Indians living abroad have been selected for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) by the Government of India for their outstanding achievements both in India and abroad.
The award is the highest recognition given to Indians living abroad, including Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) or organizations/entities established and run by them.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the theme of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023 will be "Pravasi: Reliable Partners for India's Progress in the Amrit Kaal". The theme highlights the importance of the Indian diaspora in contributing to India's progress.

In this context, some of the major award recipients, their country and related field have been mentioned as follows:

Award Recipient Country Area
Archana Sharma Switzerland Science and Technology
Reena Vinod Pushkarna Israel Business and Social Welfare
Vaikuntham Iyer Lakshmanan Canada Education, health and clean technology
Shivakumar Nadesan Sri Lanka Community Welfare
Jagdish Chennupathy Australia Science, technology and education
Sanjeev Mehta Bhutan education
Dilip Lundo Brazil Art-Culture-Education
Alexander Maliakale John Brunei Medicine
Joginder Singh Nijjar Croatia Arts and Culture
Ramji Prasad Denmark IT
Kannan Ambalam Ethiopia Community Welfare

Selection of Honorees :-

  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman recipients are selected by a committee headed by the Vice President. In which the External Affairs Minister (S Jaishankar) is its Vice-Chairman. While other members of the committee come from different places.
  • According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the committee considers the nominations for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award and unanimously the winners are selected.
  • The awardees are expatriates who have made a mark abroad through their work in different fields.

  Last update :  10 January 2023
  News Category :  Awards
  Post Category :  January 2023