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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to go online

delhi Updated: Jan 05, 2008 12:53 IST

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For the Indian Diaspora who is unable to participate in the 6th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, 2008, there is good news as the event is set to go live through web streaming.

The government has allowed live webcast of the events, which will enable the Indian diaspora to view it on their computer screens.

"The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs has accepted our proposal to make the event available to the entire Indian diaspora free, live and accessible through broadband," said Munish Gupta, Chairman and CEO, PIOTV.Com. His company, he says, has been which has been shortlisted by the government to carry out the new initiative. This initiative is set to touch 35 million strong Indian diaspora.

The event, which is scheduled for January 8 and 9 is expected to bring in thousands of People of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Non Resident Indians (NRIs). Till now, only Doordarshan, carried the opening and closing ceremonies live on its channel 'DD India.'