Portugal Prime Minister Antonio Costa- Chief Guest of 14<Sup>th</Sup> Pravasi Bharatiya Divas - Important (Download PDF)

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António Costa (54) , the Indian origin Prime Minister of Portugal will be the chief guest at the 14th PBD Convention. The PBD Convention is to be held from January 7 to 9,2017 in Bengaluru, Karnataka. Suriname Vice president Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin will be the Special Guest at the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) in Bengaluru on January 7,2017.

About Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD)

  • Celebrated every year on January 9th to mark the contribution of overseas Indian community in the development of India.
  • Celebrated every year since 2003.
  • Platform to the overseas Indian community to engage with the government and people for mutually beneficial activities.
  • On January 9th 1915 Mahatma Gandhi returned to India from South Africa marking the arrival of India՚s greatest Pravasi.
António Costa , the Indian Origin Prime Minister of Portugal

About Antonio Costa

  • Was born on 17th July 1961 in Lisbon, capital city of Portugal.
  • Lawyer who traces his paternal roots to Goa (India) .
  • Son of Orlando Costa an accomplished poet and writer with several relatives at Margao in Goa.
  • Grandfather, Luis Afonso Maria da Costa hailed from Goa.
  • Elected as one of the 14 Vice-Presidents of the European Parliament, in 2004.
  • Mayor of Lisbon City from 2007 to 2015.
  • Elected as Secretary-General of the Socialist Party in September 2014.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 6, 2017

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