The 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas was organised in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh from 21-23 January 2019. The theme of the three day long convention was "Role of Indian Diaspora in building New India". Hon'ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate the convention on 22 January, 2019. Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr. Pravind Jugnauth was the Chief Guest and Himanshu Gulati, Member of Parliament of Norway was the special guest at the PBD convention. For the first time, the three-day-long convention was organised from January 21-23 instead of January 9 to allow participants to visit the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj and attend the Republic Day parade in New Delhi.