Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA)

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).
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1 Awardees 2021 List of Awardees 2021(46 KB)
2 Awardees 2019 List of Awardees 2019(200 KB)
3 Awardees 2017 List of Awardees 2017(236 KB)
4 Country Wise Recipients 2003-2015 List of Recipients 2003-2015(480 KB)
5 Awardees 2015 List of Awardees 2015(460 KB)
6 Awardees 2014 List of Awardees 2014(456 KB)
7 Awardees 2013 List of Awardees 2013(8 KB)
8 Awardees 2012 List of Awardees 2012(49 KB)

Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) (The last date to receive the nomination has been extended till 31st August, 2018).


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