The Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India, has announced the tentative schedule of the 28th & 29th Know India Programmes to be conducted by the Ministry.
The Know India Programme (KIP) is a kind of an Orientation Programme expected to provide the participants exposure to various facets of the Indian way of life, culture, spirituality, adventure and sports, creativity and composite character of India and interaction with youth from different parts of the country.
The tentative schedule of the 28th and 29th Know India Programmes is given below:
KIP Proposed Tentative Period Proposed Partner State Last date for receipt of application in the High Commission of India, Suva
28th KIP 9 – 30 June 2014 Jammu & Kashmir 25th March 2014
29th KIP 29 Aug -18 Sep 2014 Himachal Pradesh 25th June 2014
The following may, however, be noted:
- This programme is open only for Persons of Indian origin (PIOs) in the age group of 18-26 years from all over the world. Minimum qualification for applying is graduate or studying for graduation.
- Applications from Fiji are required to be made to the Indian High Commission in Suva by the stipulated dates give above.
- Applications received after the prescribed last date would not be considered.
- Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back. The High Commission would reimburse 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) to the participants on successful completion of the programme by them.
Detailed guidelines and application forms are available at the High Commission’s website: www.indianhighcommission.org.fj as well as the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs website moia.gov.in.