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The Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award (PBSA) is the highest honour conferred on overseas Indians. PBSA is conferred by the President of India as a part of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Conventions organized annually since 2003 on a Non-Resident Indian, Person of Indian Origin or an organization or institution established and run by the Non-Resident Indians or Persons of Indian Origin, who has made significant contribution in any one of the following fields:

  • 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).

Approved Overseas Indian Associations for sending PBSA nominations

Name come here
Country Name and Address Contact Person
Austria Vienna Malayalee Association
Liechtensteinstrasse 131-133/24
1090 Wien,
Austria
Email : kuzhikottayil@gmail.com
Website : http://viennamalayalee.comimages/ext-link-icon.gif
Mr. RaphailIllikkal
President
Botswana Indian Association of Botswana,
PO Box 2087,Gaborone
Botswana
Tel : 26771300600
Fax : 2673900570
Email :waho@mega.bw
Mr. R.S. Kukreja,
President
Canada Canada India Foundation
Tel : 001-416-922-7000
Fax : 001-416-922-1441
Email : sbabra@skylinkgroup.com
ramesh@bromed.ca
rameshchotai@rogers.com
Mr. SurjitBabra,
Co-Chair Mr. Ramesh Chotai,
Co-Chair
Canada India Canada Chamber of Commerce,
400 March Road,
Ottawa K2K 3H4
Tel : 613 796-7123
Fax : 613 746-6653
Email : achhatbar@aol.com
 
Canada Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce;
924 The East Mall, Etobicoke ON
Postal Code : M9B 6K1
Tel: 001-416-224-0090
Dir: 001-416-224-0482
Fax: 001-416-916-0086
Email: iccc@iccconline.org
Website: www.iccconline.org

Mr. Arun Srivastava
President

Canada Panorama India
Tel : 647-866-0959 / 416-941-0959
Fax : 00-1-416-283-4271
Email : shylee2000@hotmail.com
Ms. Shylee Someshwar,
Co-Chair
Germany Indian National Day Celebrations Committee
C/o Indian Unity Centre,
Hildburghauserstr. 215 a
12209 Berlin
Tel : 0048-3-7126555
Mr. H.Vaidyanathan
President
Ghana Indian Association
P.O. Box 2891, Accra,
Ghana
Tel : 233 21 230800
Fax : 233 21 248929
Mr Mahesh Gokaldas,
President
Kazakhstan India Association of Kazakhstan
AuezovaStr 3,
Almaty-050008
Tel : +7 701 111 2406
Email : icepty@nursat.kz
Mr. P.S. Tibb,
President
Malaysia Global Organisation of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
GOPIO Secretariat
2A & 2B, Pearl Court, JalanThamby Abdullah,
Brickfields, 50470 Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia
Email : gopio@gopiomalaysia.com
 
Mauritius Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) International,
Floreal,
Mauritius.
Fax : 00-230-2062725
Mr. MahyendrahUtchanah,
Chairman
Myanmar Indian Association in Myanmar
24 A, Sayasan Road,
Bahan Township,
Yangon
Tel : (0095-1) 546109, 541312
Fax : (0095-1) 545983
 
Netherlands Foundation for Critical Choices for India
De Haar 173, Leidschendam,
Postal Code:2261 ZB
Netherlands
Tel : (070-3276004)
Fax : (00644) 984228
Email :  hu.qureshi@wanadoo.nl
Mr. Jasbir Singh,
President
Netherlands Netherlands India Association
Anna Jacominaplaat 6,
3453 SX De Meern.
Netherlands
Tel : 020-7775680
Fax : 002-7775690
Email : davegurnani@gmail.com
Website : netherlands-india.nuimages/ext-link-icon.gif
Mr. Badri Madan,
President
Oman Indian Social Club
POB 160, PC 117,
Muscat
Tel : 00968-2481 1111/00968-99600260 (mobile)
Fax : 24797921
Email : sathishnambiar@hotmail.com
Dr. Satish Nambiar,
Chairman
Peru Peru India Friendship Association,
Golf Colony 201-D,
Alt. 49 Javier Prado Este Surco, Lima
Tel : 00511 4350005
Mobile : 97508263
Email : pmittal@grupoamsa.com
Mr. Pramod Mittal
Vice-President
Singapore Singapore Indian Association
69 Balestier Road,
Singapore 329677
Tel : 65 62912556
Fax : 65 62946153
Email : sgindianassn@pacific.net.sg
Website : www.ia.sgimages/ext-link-icon.gif
Mr. Eddie Raj,
President
Sudan India-Sudan Friendship Society, Khartoum
Tel : 00-249-1-83483098 / 83465537 (Off)
Fax : 83462435
Mobile : 0912354203
Mr. Mohamed Arif Khan,
President
Suriname Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (Suriname)
Neumanpad 30, Paramaribo,
Suriname 
Tel : 00-597-476223/00-597-427076
Fax : 00-597-472411
Email : Harold.r.ramdhani@ramsholding.sr
Mr. Harold R. Ramdhani,
President
Thailand India-Thai Chamber of Commerce,
13, AttakarnPrasit Lane,
South Sathorn Road,
Bangkok – 10120
Tel : 02-2873001-2 / 02-2256334-6
Fax : 02-6797720
Mobile : 081-8268806
Email : indiathaicc@gmail.com
Mr. Subhash Bajaj
President
Thailand Thai Bharat Cultural Lodge
150 SoiRajdamnernKlang Tai
Rajdamnern Avenue,
Bangkok – 10200
Tel : 2240213
Fax : 6210790
Mobile : 081-8452011
Email : ratnatalukdar@hotmail.com
Mr. K. L. Matta
Vice President
Switzerland Indian Association, Switzerland
Buchenweg 1,
3053 Munchenbuchsee/Berne
Tel : 004131-8692641 / 004179-4234910
Email : sitaraman@sitaraman.ch
Mr. V.Sitaraman,
President
UAE Indian Community Welfare Committee
Dubai, UAE
Email : kkdubai@gmail.com
Mr. K. Kumar,
Convener
UAE India Social & Cultural Centre
P.O Box No 816,
Abu Dhabi
Tel : (00971-2) 6772225
Fax : 6786895
Mobile : 6169882
Mr. Joy Thomas John
Hon. President
Uganda Indian Association, Kampala
Plot No. 10/12, Nakasero Lane
Kampala
Tel : 256 77 2750333
Email : ssu@spacenet.co.ug
Mr. Naren Mehta
Chairman
USA National Federation of Indian
American Associations (NFIA)
6912 Winter Lane,
Annandale VA 22003,
Tel : (703) 305-7600 / (703) 605-4267 / (571) 230-7288 / (703) 642-3156
Email : ranand2@csulb.edu /ranand2@cox.net/raj.anand@cnpp.usda.gov
Prof. RajenAnand
Chairman
USA American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI)
40734, Parlett Morgan Road, Mechanicsville 20659
Maryland 20659
Email : vinnyshah@hotmail.com
Dr. Vinod K Shah
USA Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO)
3818 Gleneagles Drive
Tarzana, CA 91356
Email : gopio-intl@sbcglobal.net
Mr. Inder Singh
President
USA Indian American Forum for Political Education (IAFPE)
2738 Bruce Drive, Fremont, CA 94539
Tel : (510) 687-1082
Mobile : (510) 209-0317
Email : yogichugh@pacbell.net
 
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