10th Know Goa Programme 2017

 

The 10th Know Goa Programme 2017 is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 14th, 2017.  It is intended for students and young professionals in the age group of 18 to 28 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and in India.  The participants will get an opportunity to visit premier educational, cultural, historical and industrial places of interest, besides interacting with local youth and elected representatives at the grass root level, and meet State and Central Government dignitaries. 


Office of the Commissioner for NRI Affairs,

GOVERNMENT OF GOA


June 08, 2017

To,

Goan Overseas Association

Subject: 10th Know Goa Programme 2017

The Government of Goa, Department of NRI Affairs presents compliments and seeks support and assistance of the  Indian Missions  and the Goan Overseas Associations to promote the “Know Goa Programme (KGP)” formulated for the benefit of Goan Diaspora Youth who are not Indian Nationals but whose parents and/or grandparents are of Indian origin, and have had no opportunity to discover their roots in India in general and Goa in particular.

The 10th Know Goa Programme 2017 is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 14th, 2017.  It is intended for students and young professionals in the age group of 18 to 28 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and in India.  The participants will get an opportunity to visit premier educational, cultural, historical and industrial places of interest, besides interacting with local youth and elected representatives at the grass root level, and meet State and Central Government dignitaries.   

During their stay in Goa from 30th November to 10th December 2017, they will also get an opportunity to call on the Honourable Governor of Goa, the Chief Minister, the Dy. Chief Minister, Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly and the Commissioner for NRI Affairs. The participants will be escorted to Delhi on 10th December 2017.  The programme in Delhi will be chalked out in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs (Overseas Indians – II Division) and will conclude with visit to World Heritage Monuments at Agra on 13th December 2017 before the participants depart to their respective countries on the 13th /14th of December 2017.

The Government of Goa will bear 90% of the total cost of the air ticket at the lowest economy excursion fare from the home country of the participant to India and back as well as the cost of all local travel and accommodation including meals.  

The application form with terms and conditions and the eligibility criteria can be viewed from the link below.

Interested participants are requested to complete the application package by August 152017.

Yours sincerely, 

(Melvyn A. Vaz)

 Director, NRI Affairs

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