The Embassy of India in Baghdad celebrated the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (PBD) conference on 9th January 2022 as part of the Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. This year, the theme was the "Role of Young Diaspora in Innovative and New Technologies". PBD is commemorated to mark Mahatma Gandhi's return from South Africa to Mumbai on 9th January 1915.
A video message was delivered by His Eminence Sheikh Ali Al Najafi, (son and representative of Grand Ayatollah Bashir Al Najafi) from Najaf Al-Ashraf congratulating Indian Embassy for celebrating Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas. He enumerated various aspects of rich Indian Culture and lauded the efforts of the Indian diaspora.