Please find below, the details of the 35th edition of Know India Programme for young PIOs scheduled from 5 May, 2016, for your kind information and urgent dissemination to the PIOs in your circle of contacts.
Kindly note that NRIs are not eligible for the programme.
Grateful for your urgent action as the last date is 10th April, 2016.
With best regards,
Consulate General Of India
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Know India Programme 35th Edition
Ministry is organizing the 35th edition of Know India Programme (KIP) for Indian-origin youth, to familiarize them with India’s culture, heritage and also contemporary India. Duration of the programme is for 25 days, of which participants will spend nearly 10 days in Maharashtra. KIP is scheduled from 05 May to 01 June, 2016. . The highlight of this year’s KIP is a tour of specific places of interest in Maharashtra, on the luxury train The Deccan Odyssey, thanks to the support of the state Government of Maharashtra. The KIP Guidelines and Application form are attached herewith.
2. (i) This programme is open only for Indian origin Diaspora youth in the age group of 18-26 years. NRIs are not eligible to apply for this programme. Preference would be given to PIOs who have not visited India so far.
(ii) Nominations should be submitted to concerned Indian Missions / Posts duly recommended by Head of Mission/Head of Post at the given column in the application form.
(iii) Nominations may be sent by E-mail by the deadline indicated. Originals could be sent by bag/post.
(vi) List of applicants selected for KIP would be communicated to the concerned Missions / Posts as early as possible.
(v) Selected participants would be required to purchase air ticket for their journey from the country of residence to India and back, as per schedule prescribed by the Ministry. Concerned Indian Mission/Post would reimburse 90% (ninety percent) of the total cost of air ticket (at lowest economy excursion fare) to participants on successful completion of the programme by them.
Interested persons may please send their nominations to the undersigned at email Id : firstname.lastname@example.org latest by 10th April, 2016.