Addressing a gathering of eminent Indian-American community leaders from in and around Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia, Indian Embassy's Minister of Community Affairs Anurag Kumar said the details of the event were being worked out to facilitate greater participation of the diaspora community from across the world.
This year's event would be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Mauritian counterpart Pravind Jugnauth.
"The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divaswould be held in Varanasi from January 21 to 23. This time there is also a provision being made for the participants to participate in the Kumbh Snan in Allahabad and then travel to New Delhi to be part of the Republic Day Parade on January 26," Mr Kumar said yesterday.
Noting that the US has traditionally been attracting active participation in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Mr Kumar urged the Indian-American community leaders to spread the word so that a large delegation from America attends the event.
Organised by the Ministry of External Affairs in association with the Uttar Pradesh government, the theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is "Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India".