Know India Programme 2016-17
Know India Programme (KIP) from 1st to 25th October 2016
Ministry of External Affairs of Government of India is organizing the 36th edition of Know India Programme (KIP) from 1st to 25th October 2016 to strengthen engagement with young overseas Indians. KIP is an engagement programme for Diaspora youth (between the age of 18-30 years) of Indian origin to introduce them to India and promote awareness about different facets of Indian life, our cultural heritage, art and the transformation taking place in India. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians). The programme has been in existence since 2003. Focus of this KIP will be “Punjab”.
Revised Guidelines, application form and itinerary for the October 2016 KIP are below:
Main KIP Guidelines/criteria for selection of participants:
(a) Duration of KIP is 25 days inclusive of 10 days in a select State.
(b) The maximum age for participations in KIP is 30 years. KIP participants should be in the age group of 18 to 30 years.
(c) Embassy will arrange for return air tickets before participants leave for India, after the KIP participants pays 10% of total airfare. Participants are required to sign a written undertaking that if he/she does not complete the KIP, the amount spent on airfare by Govt. of India will be refunded to the Embassy.
(d) KIP participant should have an international travel and medical insurance before Embassy can issue air ticket. This is a mandatory provision.
(e) KIP participants may submit proof of Indian Origin such as a PIO/OCI card of themselves; parents or grandparents.
All PIOs are encouraged to participate in the KIP. Completed application forms should be submitted to the Embassy of India, Warsaw by 6th September, 2016. Selected applicants for KIP would be informed by the Embassy as early as possible.