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Nominations for PravasiBharatiya Samman Awards(PBSA) - 2025

Consulate General of India


Nominations for PravasiBharatiya Samman Awards
(PBSA) - 2025

The Nomination process for the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is now open. PBSA is the highest honor recognizing the contribution and achievements of Indian diaspora and is conferred by the President of India during the valedictory session of the Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas (PBD) Convention held biennially. The next PBD Convention will be held in January 2025.

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

For Achievements Abroad

  • 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).

For Achievements within India

  • Philanthropic investments and charitable work in India;

  • For contribution made towards India’s development.

There is also a system of self-nomination by Disapora members / organisations.  Such individuals/organisations who wish to self-nominate can send their competed nomination form directly by email to pbsaward@mea.gov.in .

This information is being publicized to invite suitable nominations for PBSA 2025 among Indian Diaspora in the jurisdiction of Consulate General of India, Houston. Duly filled in nomination form (attached herewith) along with enclosures can be sent latest by 23 February, 2024 to Oci.houston@mea.gov.in and hardcopy to be sent by postal mail to: 4300 Scotland St,Houston,Texas, 77007

Nomination Form

Format for Summary of PBSA Nominee