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27th edition of Know India Program

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The Know India Program is organised by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, in partnership with the State Governments, to create awareness about the phenomenal transformation taking place in India and the country’s progress from just a destination for culture, heritage and art to an emerging powerhouse in the global economic system.

 The participants comprising of overseas Indians in the age group of 18-26 years who have distinguished themselves in any field and have abiding interest in India and links with India through parentage, are selected by the Indian Missions in their respective countries.

 After few days in Delhi the participants are sent to the State for about ten days orientation programme. On return from the State, the participants stay in Delhi for some time for meetings and de-briefing etc.

 The expenses on International air travel from the countries of the KIP Participants to India and back and air / train travel of KIP participants from Delhi to Partner State and back to Delhi will be borne by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs. Generally the activities of KIP Participants within Partner State will involve visit to historical, cultural, industrial, academic and tourist places along with meeting with constitutional head, Hon’ble Governor, Speaker of the Assembly, Chief Minister, and other eminent personalities. They also give exposure of village life and interactive sessions in premier university / institution / organisation within the State. This will promote the State to a distinguished group of Young Overseas Indians in their respective countries and will have ramifications in terms tourism, investment, education and glorious heritage of India.

 It is now proposed to organise the 27th KIP on the schedule as shown below:

KIP edition

Tentative Period

Partner state

Last date for receipt of nomination in the MOIA

27th KIP

3.1.2014 to 23.1.2014

Himachal Pradesh

30th November,2013

 Details, guidelines and application form for the program are available on OIA website ( You may also contact the Consulate General of India, Milan, at the following email address: .



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