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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference on Leveraging the Soft Power of India ( 12 October 2021 12.30 pm)

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Ministry of External Affairs
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Diaspora Research and Resource Centre
Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad

Virtual Conference

Leveraging the Soft Power of India
(Goodwill through craft, cuisine and creativity)

SEGMENT-II: Western Region
DATE: 16 October 2021 TIME: 1900-2030 India Time



Chair/ Opening Remarks– Shri Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Secretary (CPV & OIA

Introductory Remarks- Amb. Virendra Gupta, President, ARSP

Keynote - Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, Hon’ble President, ICCR

Guest of Honour- Dr. Vindhya Vasini Persaud, MP and Minister of Human Services and Social Security, Government of Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Guyana

Inaugural address- Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs of India


Chair/Moderator: Shri Dinesh K Patnaik, Director General, ICCR

Ms Usha Bora, CEO and Founder of Jamini, France

Mr. Ashok Kalra, Hotelier and Advisor to Indian Business Network, Kuwait

Ms. Anjana Das-Hasper, Textile Designer, Germany

Ms. Shefali Adhikari, Dance Teacher and TV Show Host, Canada

Mr. Nirav K Patel, Businessman and Owner, KSD Technology, USA

Ms. Rama Vaidyanathan, Bharatanatyam Artist, Director, Ganesha Natyalaya, (ARSP nominated member) India


Summing up and Vote of Thanks- Shri Narayan Kumar, Hon. Director, ARSP