The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 will be held at Indore in January 2023. In a tweet, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said that the Secretary, Consular, Passport and Visa Division, Ausaf Sayeed and Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Iqbal Singh Bains signed a Memorandum of Understanding for hosting the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was also present on the occasion.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year, on 9th January, to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India. It also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi, from South Africa to India, on 9th January 1915.