Indian Govt introduces KIP for older generation

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first_imgThe Indian High Commission in Georgetown has announced that the Government of India through its Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is organising a special “Know India Programme” (KIP) for the elder generation to visit India and reconnect with their roots.KIP is a flagship initiative of the Indian Government which familiarises youths of Indian origin with their Indian roots and contemporary India, through a 25-day orientation programme organised by the MEA. The KIP, in the past, was only available to youths between 18 and 30 years.However, for the first time-ever, India is hosting a KIP for the older generation.The Programme is available to seven Latin American countries, including Guyana, for Persons of Indian origin in the 45-65 age group, who have never been to India previously and fall in the low-income group.Persons of Indian origin within this age group, who may be interested in attending the KIP are being advised that the first KIP will be held in India with partner states Delhi, Varanasi, Allahabad, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Behar, Tamil Nadu, and Kerala from January 20, 2019 to February 10, 2019.This will coincides with the Annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) Convention for which applicants would also have to register for.The second KIP will be organised from January 31, 2019 to February 16, 2019. A formal announcement of the KIP for Elders will be made soon. The Indian High Commission will provide registration details to the general public as they become available by the MEA.In the meantime, the Indian High Mission is urging those interested in applying for the programme to make necessary arrangements for their participation.last_img

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