Know Goa Programme 2011
November 28 to December 12, 2011
The Know Goa Programme is formulated for the benefit of youth of Goan origin who are not Indian Nationals and have had no opportunity to discover their roots in Goa and in India.
The Government of Goa, Department of NRI Affairs has decided to invite application from interested Goan Diaspora youth, mainly students and young professionals in the age group of 18 to 28 years, who have distinguished themselves in various fields and shown abiding interest in India, specially in Goa.
The 4th Know Goa Programme (KGP) is scheduled from November 28 to December 12, 2011. The terms and conditions for the eligibility are as under. It has been decided that after completing the assignment in Goa, the KGP group will be taken either to the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the World Heritage monuments at Agra, or to the places of interest in the neighboring States of Maharashtra or Karnataka.
1.Goan Diaspora Youths in the age group of 18 – 28 years who are not Indian nationals and have had no opportunity to discover their roots and have abiding interest in India in general and Goa in particular, and who have distinguished themselves in various fields, are eligible to apply.
Those 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 4th Know Goa Programme.
2.The Government of Goa will bear to and fro air fare from the original destination to Goa, and places of visit in India, by the cheapest economy class. Tickets for onward journey from the original destination to Goa will be emailed to participants.
3.While in Goa, the participants will be accommodated at Miramar Residency in Deluxe Rooms on twin sharing basis. This is a prime property of Goa Tourism Development Corporation located at the famous Miramar Beach only 04 kms away from the Panaji the capital city of Goa. The participants will be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner. All expenses on lodging and boarding will be borne by the State Government.
4.Arrangements for visit of the participants to places of interest outside Goa will be made in consultation with the Government of India, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs or State Governments concerned.
5. Participants will be paid Rs. 250/- each per day as pocket expenses.
6.Final departure of the participants to their respective destinations will be either from Delhi or, as the case may be, from Mumbai or Bangalore.
Click here to download the application form for the 4th Know Goa Programme