Diaspora: MOIA

Know India Programme

BONDING WITH YOUTH: Minister Vayalar Ravi and Joint Secretary Malay Mishra (to his left) interact with the diaspora youth

A group of 30 Diaspora youth participants from nine countries called on the Union Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Mr Vayalar Ravi in New Delhi on December 20. Interacting with the participants, he said Indians are playing an important role in different countries and Indian Diaspora is making its presence felt across the world. Mr Ravi further said the purpose of organizing Know India Programme (KIP) is to provide a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views, expectations and experience and get an exposure to the diversities of contemporary India. The participants would visit various historical and tourist places of the country and closely feel Indian cultural life, he added.
Know India Programme (KIP) is to provide a unique forum for students and young professionals of Indian origin to share their views


The Internship Programme for Diaspora Youth (IPDY) popularly known as KIP is an on-going programme of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, which aims at associating closely the younger generation of the Indian Diaspora with India. This is a 3/4-week comprehensive orientation programme organized by the Ministry, 2-3 times a year including one with Pravasi Bharatiya Divas. 

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttaranchal and Himachal Pradesh have been partner States in the past editions of KIP. The 6th Know India Programme being organized from 19 December 2006 to 9 January 2007 is being organized in partnership with the Government of Kerala and with Non-resident Keralites Association (NORKA) as the nodal agency in the State. 30 participants from nine countries are participating in the Programme. 

The Ministry is also organizing the visit of another group of 30 Diaspora youth. The second KIP Group will join the first group from 3 January, 2007. Both the groups will be participating in the Youth Session in the forthcoming Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, is being held from 7th to 9th December 2007. Thereafter the 2nd group will undertake a week-long visit to the State of Rajasthan. That part has been organized by the Ministry in participating with the Govt. of Rajasthan.


January 2007

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