As many as 124 Members of Parliament and 17 mayors from 23 countries will participate in this conference.
Every year, January 9 is celebrated as Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD), an annual celebratory day that marks the contribution of overseas persons of Indian origin (PIO) towards their homeland.
This is the first PIO-Parliamentary Conference and is a way of reaching out to the Indian community overseas by the government.
The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), in order to celebrate the spirit of the conference, has also organised an open competition to design a logo that would best reflect the spirit of the First PIO Parliamentarian Conference.
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