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Day 1: Inauguration by the PM

The second Bharatiya Pravasi Divas will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.

india Updated: Jan 07, 2004 16:59 IST
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SUGGESTED PROGRAMME


DAY I - FRIDAY, JANUARY 9,  2004

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noonInaugural Session (IGI Stadium)
10.30 a.m. – 10.35 a.m.

Arrival: Received by Minister of External Affairs and members of Organising Committee

Lighting of Lamp by the Prime Minister of India

10.35 a.m. – 10.50 a.m.Invocation
10.50 a.m. – 10.55 a.m.Welcome Address by Dr L M Singhvi, Chairman, Organizing Committee
10.55 a.m. – 11.05 a.m.Address by Mr. Yashwant Sinha, External Affairs Minister
11.05 a.m. – 11.20 a.m.Presentation of Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards 2004 by the Prime Minister of India
11.20 a.m. – 11.30 a.m.Special Address by H.E. President Bharrat Jagdeo, President, Republic of Guyana
11.30 a.m. – 11.45 a.m.Inaugural Address by Prime Minister of India
11.45 a.m. – 11.50 a.m.Vote of Thanks by President FICCI
11.50 a.m. – 12.05 p.m.Tea of a Select Group with the Prime Minister of India
12.05 p.m.Prime Minister leaves
12.05 p.m. – 1.00 p.m.

Lunch and Registration

Lunch hosted by Mr. Yashwant Sinha, Minister of External Affairs

1.00 p.m. – 2.00 p.m.Delegate movement to Conference Venue - Vigyan Bhawan
2.00 p.m. – 2.30 p.m.Seating of Delegates
2.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Plenary I with the Minister of External Affairs

Theme - India and the Pravasi Bharatiyas: Policies for Productive Engagement

Chair – Mr. Basdeo Panday, Former Prime Minister, Trinidad & Tobago

2.30 p.m. – 2.40 p.m.Welcome Address and Observations by the Chair
2.40 p.m. – 2.50 p.m.Special Address by Mr. Yashwant Sinha, Minister of External Affairs, Govt. of India
2.50p.m. – 3.20 p.m.

Presentations by Panelists (7 minutes each)

  • Dato’ Seri S Samy Vellu, Minister of Works, Malaysia
  • Nobel Laureate Sir V S Naipaul, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, Deputy Prime Minister, Mauritius
  • Mr. Satveer Chaudhary, State Senator, USA
  • Dr Frene N Ginwala, Speaker, National Assembly, South Africa*
3.20 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.Observations from the floor
4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Plenary II

Theme – Diaspora Youth and India: Blueprint for Engagement

Chair – Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia, Member of Parliament, India

4.00 p.m. – 4.10 p.m.Welcome Address and Observations by the Chair
4.10 p.m. – 4.20 p.m.Special Address by Mr. Arun Shourie, Minister of Disinvestments and Information Technology and Communications, Government of India
4.20 p.m. – 5.15 p.m.

Presentations by Panelists (7 minutes each)

  • Ms Usha Roopnarain, MP, South Africa
  • Mr Parag Khanna, World Economic Forum Global Governance Initiative, The Brookings Institution, USA
  • Mr Karn Manhas, MLA, Vancouver, Canada
  • Mr. Anand Shah, Indicorps, USA
  • Mr. Hamish Anand Singh, student, Fiji
  • Ms. S. Mitra Kalita, President, SAJA, USA
  • Mr Shrien Dewani, Senior Associate, Reorganisation Services, Deloitte & Touche, UK
  • Ravindren C Ponniah, student, Malaysia
  • Mr Arunachalam Senthilkumar, Director, A R International, Hong Kong
5.15 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.Observations from the floor
5.45 p.m. – 6.30 p.m.Movement of Delegates to Talkatora Gardens
6.30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.Cocktails
7.30 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.

Dinner

Dinner hosted by Dr L M Singhvi, Chairman, Organising Committee, Second Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

8.30 p.m. onwards

Cultural Programme – by Diaspora musical and dance groups from different countries including Bollywood

Chief Guest – Hon’ble Vice President of India