Elderly Indians to get opportunity to reconnect with roots in India

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The High Commission of India, Georgetown has announced that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GOI) is organizing for the first time ever, a special Know India Programme (KIP). The initiative is one that targets the elder generation to visit India and reconnect with their root. The Programme is available to seven Latin American Countries including Guyana for Persons of Indian Origin (in the age group of 45 to 65) who have never been to India previously and fall in the low income group.

Know India Programme (KIP) is a flagship initiative of GOI which familiarizes 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 – 30 years.

Persons of Indian Origin, in the age group of 45 to 65, who may be interested to attend the KIP are asked to take note 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 which 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 High Commission of India will provide registration details to the general public as it becomes available by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India (GOI).

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