Pravasi Bharatiya Divas

21-23 January 2019

About U.P. Police

UP Police is one of the largest Police organizations in the world headed by Mr. O.P. Singh (IPS) DGP. It consists of 8 zones, 18 ranges, and 75 Districts. Varanasi is a Zonal Head Quarter Headed by Mr. P.V. Ramashastry (IPS) ADG. It is a Range Headquarter headed by Mr. Vijay Singh Meena (IPS) IG. Varanasi. Varanasi District Police is headed by Mr. Anand Kulkarni (IPS) Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP). Dial 100 for any police Assistance

Welcome Message by Mr. O.P. Singh (IPS) DGP

It is a great pleasure for me to welcome you all in the spiritual capital of India, for the 15th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas. The Indian diasporas have played a seminal role in building the brand India; towards the economic development of the country &  in enhancing the soft & reputational power of India. As chief of UP Police, I assure you of the Safety and Security of your family members & Property. Please stay connected. Let us join hands in co-scripting the success story of a new India.

Traffic Advisory

Pausha Purnima is on 21.01.2019. From 21.01.2019 evening to 22.01.2019 evening, there will be a huge congregation around the ghats & religiously important areas of the old city. Some old city areas will be vehicle free zone. If you wish to visit these tourist place the convenient way to reach will be through boats to reduce the walking distance.

Places of Traffic Congestion

S.No. Place HRS of Traffic Congestion
1 Rathyatra Crossing 16.00 to 20.00 Hrs.
2 Girjaghar Crossing 15.00 to 20.00
3 Maidagin Crossing 15.00 to 20.00 Hrs.

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
21 – 23 January 2019
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Security Arrangements

  1. Police is deployed at helpdesk and available 24 hrs. for any assistance
  2. Police Liaisoning Officer (Los) will be there with the buses at the time of movement.
  3. Police duties deployed round the clock the clock in the tent city.
  4. Quick Emergency response in the entire city will be available.

List of Important Police Contacts in Varanasi

Emergency Response 100
Helpline +91 7839856937/38/39
+91 542-2290800/801/802/803
Name Designation Contact No
P.V. Ramashastry (IPS) ADG, Varanasi Zone +91 9454400145
Vijay Singh Meena (IPS) IG, Varanasi Range +91 9454400199
Anand Kulkarni (IPS) SSP Varanasi +91 9454400217
Dinesh Singh SP City Varanasi +91 9454401124
Martand Prakash Singh SPRA Varanasi +91 9454401125
Suresh Chandra Rawat SP Traffic Varanasi +91 9454401874
Sukhram Bharti SP Protocol Varanasi +91 9454404403
Ms. Preeti Tripati CO NRI +91 9454401646

Programme Schedule & Venue

Date Time Programme Venue
21-01-2019 09:30 AM Welcome ceremony TFC
21-01-2019 11:30 AM Plenary Session I: Engagement with younger members of Indian Diaspora


21-01-2019 11:30 AM Uttar Pradesh PBD (Simultaneous event) Stadium
21-01-2019 14:30 PM Visit of Youth PBD Participants to BHU for interaction BHU
21-01-2019 18:00 PM Cultural programme (Showcasing dance and music of UP) TFC
22-01-2019 10:20 AM Admiring by dignitaries Stadium
22-01-2019 15:00 PM Plenary Session II: Developing cyber capacity of India Trade Facilitation Centre
22-01-2019 16:45 PM Plenary Session III: Giving back to India Trade Facilitation Centre
22-01-2019 19:00 PM Cultural Programme– (Organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations) Stadium
23-01-2019 09:00 AM Plenary Session IV: Indian Community Organizations working for Indian nationals in distressed situation Trade Facilitation Centre
23-01-2019 10:30 AM Plenary Session V: Indian Diaspora’s role in capacity building of Artifical Intelligence in India Trade Facilitation Centre
23-01-2019 12:00 AM Plenary Session VI: Role of Indian Diaspora in capacity building for affordable waste management


Trade Facilitation Centre
23-01-2019 15:00 PM Plenary Session VII: Role of India Diaspora in capacity building for affordable solar power TFC
23-01-2019 17:00 PM Valedictory Session and Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Awards Ceremony Stadium
rout varanasi

Other Helpline Numbers -

  • हेल्पलाइन: 100 |
  • महिला हेल्पलाइन: 1090 |
  • चाइल्ड केयर: 1098