New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) The next edition of Know India Programme (KIP), organised by the Ministry of Overseas Indian affairs (MOIA), will be held from Dec 12, 2006, to Jan 9, 2007. This orientation programme is organised to help Indian diaspora youth get exposure to the Indian way of life and culture.
According to an MOIA official, the participants will first spend three days in New Delhi and then move to Kerala on Dec 14, where the bulk of the programme will be held.
They will return to New Delhi in the first week of January and will participate in the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, the annual diaspora conclave, which will be held from Jan 7 to 9.
As in the previous KIP, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) will be the institutional partner in the programme. The non-resident Keralites affairs department will coordinate the programme in Kerala, the official said.
The last KIP was held from May 15 to June 12, 2006, with Himachal Pradesh as the host state. The programme saw 25 diaspora youth from across the world participating.