6 Guyanese on familiarisation trip to India

Six young Guyanese nationals of Indian origin have been selected for the 60th Edition of the Know India Programme (KIP), and will be travelling to that Asian country in the coming days for a three-week familiarisation visit.
This edition of the programme will run from August 25 to September 14, 2022, and will be hosted in the partner state of Goa – a state on the western coast of India.
The participants, who are from various professions, including three teachers, a dentist, forest official and a journalist, are David Papannah, Theresa Jaikishun, Rameshwari Dharamdat, Indera Hoorilall, Albert Inshanally and Chandrakumar Poorannauth – all hailing from various regions across Guyana.
Ahead of the group’s departure in a few days, High Commissioner Dr KJ Srinivasa interacted with the participants to brief them on the programme, and wished them to make full use of the initiative to connect to their roots in India – the land of their ancestors.

The six young Guyanese selected to participate in the 60th Edition of the KIP Programme along with India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr Dr KJ Srinivasa

The participants expressed their appreciation for the opportunity, and thanked the Government of India for the chance to visit India, and conveyed their excitement to know more and experience the growing economic giant.
Know India Programme is a flagship programme of the Ministry of External Affairs for engagement with Indian origin youth (between 18-30 years) to enhance their awareness about India, its cultural heritage, art, and to familiarise them with various aspects of contemporary India. This programme is open to youth of Indian origin (excluding non-resident Indians) from all over the world, with preference for those from Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, and Jamaica. The programme has been in existence since 2003.
Know India Programme is a 25- day programme (excluding international travel) during which the participants would visit Delhi, Agra and a select state (in this case Goa) in India, along with visits to places of historical, cultural and religious significance.
KIP participants would also have a two-day orientation programme in New Delhi. Participants will meet opinion-makers, leaders and officials to get an overview of India’s economy, society, and ongoing growth and development story.
Participants are provided local hospitality, like boarding and internal transportation in India, and return air tickets from their country of residence to India. Minimum qualification required for participating in KIP is graduation from a recognized University /Institute, or enrollment for graduation and ability to speak English. The applicant should not have visited India through any previous programme of the Government of India. Those who have not visited India before would be given preference.
There are two more upcoming KIPs in 2022:  The 61st KIP Edition – September 26, 2022 to October 16, 2022 in Gujarat, and the 62nd KIP Edition – November 01, 2022 to November 21, 2022 in Rajasthan. The High Commission of India invites all eligible youths to apply in order to avail of this excellent opportunity to visit and learn about India.