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Nominations invited for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) - 2025

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Nominations invited for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) - 2025

High Commission of India, Suva

Nominations invited for Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards (PBSA) – 2025

The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour recognising the contribution and achievements of Indian diaspora. PBSA in conferred by the President of India during valedictory session of the PBD Convention held biennially. The next Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention is likely to be held in January 2025.

2. PBSA is awarded to a Non-Resident Indian (NRI), Person of Indian Origin (PIO), or an organization or institution established and run by a PIO/NRI who has made significant contribution either overseas or in India, in any one of the following fields:

For Achievements Abroad

  1. Better understanding abroad of India;

  2. Support to India’s causes and concerns in a tangible way;

  3. Building closer links between India, the overseas Indian community and their country of residence;

  4. Social and humanitarian causes in India or abroad;

  5. Welfare of the local Indian community;

  6. Philanthropic and charitable work;

  7. Eminence in one’s field or outstanding work, which has enhanced India’s prestige in the country of residence; or

  8. Eminence in skills which has enhanced India’s prestige in that country (for non-professional workers).

For Achievements within India

  1. Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India;

  2. For contribution made towards India’s development.


  1. The nominations should be sent in both soft copy to cons.suva@mea.gov.in and original to the High Commission of India, Suva, Level 5, LICI Building, Butt Street, Suva by 23 February, 2024. The nomination should include a covering letter stating the achievements abroad or in India listed above that justify nomination; nomination form; and summary of PBSA nominee.

  2. Self Nomination: There is also a system of self-nomination by Diaspora members/organizations. Individuals/Organizations who wish to self-nominate can send their completed nomination form directly by e-mail to pbsaward@mea.gov.in 

The Forms can be downloaded from below:

  1. Nomination form

  2. PBSA Award Gazette Notification

3. Format for Summary of PBSA Nominee