Pravasi Bhawan has been a dream project of ARSP, which has materialized after three decades of constant efforts. This has been possible as a result of co-operation and assistance extended by ARSP members and its well-wishers in India and abroad. Pravasi Bhawan has been set up to be the power house of PIO activities. It is made to be the meeting point for intellectuals, a venue to organize Seminar and Study Groups. It is also proposed to set up a reference library cum research centre to provide research facilities to scholars on issues concerning PIO’s..
Bharatvanshi Gaurav Samman
Bharatvanshi Gaurav Samman is an annual award conferred on a PIO/NRI or an institution for outstanding contribution in the field of service to the society in India and abroad. The award carries a Citation, Shawl, Memento and a cheque for Rupees one lakh. The award has been instituted by the Trust (Antar-Rashtriya Sahayog Nyas.) It may be mentioned that this Trust was registered with Shri Baleshwar Agrawal donating the entire money received by him on his Amrit Mohotsav. Subsequently , he received two more awards, which money also he donated to the Nyas fund..
The ARSP (Antar Rashtriya Sahayog Parishad) was founded as a non-profit, non-governmental and non-political society in 1978, with an aim to keep close interaction with people all over the world. The founders were of the view that India, as an ancient culture and civilization, with spirituality as its foundation stone, must spread its concept of `Vasudhaiv Kutumbakam’ (the world is one family). Since then it is keeping a close contact with people of Indian origin and the friendly countries with whom they have cultural ties or economic interests..