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KNOW INDIA PROGRAMME (BHARAT KO JANIYE)

June 06, 2019

 

            Know India Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs is a three-week orientation programme for diaspora youth conducted with a view to promote awareness on different facets of life in India and the progress made by the country in various fields e.g. economic, industrial, education, science & technology, communication & information Technology, culture. KIP provide a unique forum for students & young professionals of Indian origin to visit India, share their views, expectations & experiences and to develop closer bonds with the contemporary India. 

2.         Since 2004, the Government of India has been organizing “Know India Programmes” (KIPs) for the Indian youth diaspora in the age group of 18-30, with an objective to connect them with their motherland and to give them an exposure about the various aspect of contemporary India’s form of Art, Culture and heritage etc.

3.         In its series, the Government has decided to organize 6 KIPs during the financial year 2019-20. Out of these 6 KIPs, the Government has already announced 3 Know India Programmes on the KIP portal on 30th May 2019. The schedule of these KIPs is, as under:-

S. No.

No. of KIP

Partner State

Duration of the whole KIP in India

Schedule for visiting Partner State.

Last date of online submission of applications on KIP Portal.

1

54th KIP

Punjab, and Haryana.

1st August to 25th August , 2019

Punjab – 6 August to 10thAugust, 2019; &

Haryana -10thAugust to 15thAugust, 2019.

30th June, 2019.

2

55th KIP

Goa

3rd September to 27thSeptember, 2019.

7th September to 16th September, 2019

15th  July, 2019.

3

56th KIP

Kerala,

1st October to 25th October, 2019.

5th October to 14th October, 2019.

15th August, 2019

4.         All eligible Indian nationals and OCI card holders (between the age group of 18-30 years) in Lebanon are requested to participate in the Know India Programme. Details of application and guidelines are available online at www.kip.gov.in

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