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Pravasi Bharatiya Samman

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians.

PBSA is conferred by the President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conventions organized annually since 2003 on a 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 has made significant contribution in any one of the following fields :

Better understanding abroad of India;

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

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

Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;
Welfare of the local Indian community;
Philanthropic and charitable work;

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

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