The 10th Know Goa Programme 2017 is scheduled to be held from November 30 to December 14, 2017. It is intended for students and young professionals in the age group of 18 to 28 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and in India. The participants will get an opportunity to visit premier educational, cultural, historical and industrial places of interest, besides interacting with local youth and elected representatives at the grass root level, and meet State and Central Government dignitaries.
During their stay in Goa from 30th November to 09th December 2017, they will also get an opportunity to call on the Hon’ble Governor of Goa, the Chief Minister, the Dy. Chief Minister, Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, Minister for NRI Affairs and the Commissioner for NRI Affairs. Thereafter, the participants will be escorted to Delhi on 10th December 2017. The programme in Delhi will be chalked out in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs and will conclude with visit to World Heritage Monuments at Agra on 13th December 2017 before the participants depart to their respective countries on 13th (late night) / 14th December 2017.
The Government of Goa will bear 90% of the total cost of the air ticket at lowest economy excursion fare from the home country of the participant to India and back as well as cost of all local travel and accommodation with meals.
The terms and conditions and the eligibility criteria is uploaded on the Consulate’s website. Applications are solicited from interested youth in the prescribed format. The Envelope may please be titled ‘Know Goa Programme’ and forward to ‘Consulate General of India, Toronto, 365 Bloor Street East, Ontario, M4W 3L4 latest by August 15, 2017.