7th KNOW GOA PROGRAMME (KGP) starting from 30th November to 14th December, 2014

7th KNOW GOA PROGRAMME (KGP) starting from 30th November to 14th December, 2014

The Know Goa Programme is 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 opportunity to discover their roots in India in general and Goa in particular.

The Government of Goa, NRI Commission invite applications from interested Goan Diaspora youth, mainly students and young professionals in the age group of 18-26 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and India.

The 7th Know Goa Programme 2014, is scheduled from November 30 to December 14, 2014. The terms and conditions and the eligibility are as under:-

1. Goan Diaspora Youth in the age group of 18-28 years who are not Indian nationals and have had no opportunity to discover their roots, having abiding interest in India in general and Goa in particular, and who have distinguished themselves in various fields, are eligible to apply in the application form attached.

2. Thos who have already participated in the Know India Programme organized by Government of India, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs or the Know Goa Programme organized by Government of Goa, Department of NRI Affairs from 2008 onwards, will not be considered for the 7th Known Goa Programme.

3. The Government of Goa will reimburse to the participants 90% of the total cost of the air ticket at lowest economy excursion fare from the destination in the country of domicile to Goa , and return from Delhi back to the destination.

4. The Government of Goa will bear one way cost of economy class air-fare of the participants from Goa to Delhi.

5. While in Goa, the participants will be accommodated at Miramar Residency in Deluxe Rooms on twin sharing basis at Government cost. This is a prime property of Goa Tourism Development Corporation located at the famous Miramar Beach, only 04 kms away from Panaji the capital city of Goa. The participants will be provided breakfast, lunches and dinners at government cost.

6. While in Delhi, the participants will be accommodated at Goa Niwas, Chanyakyapuri in rooms on twin-sharing basis and provide breakfast, lunches and dinners at government cost. Arrangements for the visit of the participants to places of interest in Delhi and Agra will be made in consultation with the government of India, MOIA, New Delhi.

7. Final departure of the participants to their respective destinations will be from Delhi.

8. The last date for receipt of duly filled in application form in the prescribed format is 31st July, 2014.

9. Application, along with passport port size photograph, for the Know Goa Programme is to be sent to First Secretary (Consular), High Commission of India, P.O. Box 882, No. 36-38, Galle Road, Colombo-03 or scanned application along with all documents may be e-mailed to cons2.colombo@mea.gov.in.