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India honours its children

President APJ Abdul Kalam presented the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman to 11 overseas Indians at a glittering ceremony on Sunday in Mumbai.

The event was clearly the high point of the three-day Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, India's grand effort to connect with its vast diaspora, numbering nearly 25 million and dispersed across 110 countries.

Photograph: Jewella C Miranda

Also See: PBD 2005

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