Rescheduled Pravasi Divas to coincide with Kumbh Mela, more NRIs expected: EAM Swaraj

Updated:1 month ago IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 16 (ANI): As this year’s Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is being held between Jan 21-23, which is usually held on or around January 9 to commemorate homecoming of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa on January 9 2015, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj clarified that the event was rescheduled to coincide it with the Kumbh Mela and the Republic Day week. “From everywhere we got the demand that can't we reschedule the date of Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from 9 January to a date on which they (NRIs) can attend both Kumbh Mela & Republic Day Parade at Rajpath. People themselves suggested the date of 21-23 January,” Swaraj said in Lucknow, where she held a joint press conference with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

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