The 28th “KNOW INDIA PROGRAMME [ KIP]” run by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, is to be held from 9th June – 30th June 2014. The programme will be conducted in partnership with the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir. Those interested may apply before 10th April 2014.
About the KNOW INDIA PROGRAMME
In order to bring the Indian Diaspora closer to its roots and make them aware of the various facets of India, the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, have introduced the ‘Know India Programme’ (KIP). The Know India Programme is a three-week orientation programme, wherein participants from amongst the youth of Indian Origin visit India to know and learn about Indian society, culture, economic and scientific progress etc. KIP also provides a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India. The Programme involves visit to historical , cultural, industrial, academic and tourist places along with meetings with constitutional Head, Hon’ble Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Minister and other eminent personalities. The participants will also be given exposure of village life and interaction sessions in premier university/institution within the partner state.
Applying for the Programme
Further details, including application form and eligibility criteria, for the ‘Know India Programme’ may be accessed at: http://moia.gov.in/services.aspx?id1=42&id=m4&idp=42&mainid=23 . Selected participants are provided full hospitality in India during the programme and 90% of the cost of air ticket is reimbursed to the participants on successful completion of the programme.
Diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years, who are either Graduates or pursuing their Graduation, can apply through the Consulate General of India, Johannesburg well in time so that their applications can be forwarded to MOIA by 10th April 2014. The application forms for the Know India Programme are available at : http://moia.gov.in/services.aspx?ID1=305&id=m4&idp=42&mainid=23.
You are requested to bring this to attention to all who may be interested and eligible to participate in the Know India Programme. Those who have already visited India under the Know India Programme will not be considered.