The High Commission of India in Guyana has announced that the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Government of India (GOI) is organising for the first time ever, a special Know India Programme (KIP) for the elder generation to visit India and reconnect with their roots.
According to a media release from the High Commission, the programme is available to seven Latin American countries, including Guyana, for persons of Indian origin, in the age group of 45 to 65, who have never been to India and fall in the low income group.
KIP is a flagship initiative of GOI, which familiarises youths of Indian origin with their Indian roots and contemporary India, through a 25-day orientation
programme organised by the MEA, the High Commission statement said. In the past, the KIP was only available to youths between the ages of 18 to 30 years.
According to the statement from the High Commission, persons of Indian origin who fall within the age category and are interested in attending the KIP are asked to take note that the first KIP will be held in India with partner states Delhi, Varanasi, Allahabad, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Behar, Tamil Nadu and Kerala from January 20, 2019 to February 10, 2019 which coincides with the Annual Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention, for which applicants would also have to register for. The second KIP will be organised from January 31, 2019 to February 16, 2019.
A formal announcement of the KIP for Elders will be made soon, according to the media release. The High Commission of India will provide registration details to the general public as they become available from the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.