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Modi govt to celebrate Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi on January 21

The event is usually held on January 9, the day Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa in 1915

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The Narendra Modi government plans to celebrate next year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) with much fanfare in Varanasi. The event is usually held on January 9, the day Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa in 1915. However, this time it will be held on January 21 and will coincide with the Kumbh festival. Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of the Prime Minister. Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi is currently on a visit to Mauritius and that county's PM Pravind Jugnauth is slated to attend PBD 2019. With the US President Donald Trump turning down New

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First Published: Oct 31 2018 | 9:26 PM IST

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