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The Government of Goa, Department of NRI Affairs has formulated a 'KNOW GOA PROGRAMME' (KGP) since 2008 for the benefit of Goan Diaspora youth who are not Indian Nationals and have had no opportunity to discover Goa and India, its glorious past, exciting present and promising future.

The KGP is intended to provide the participants a unique opportunity to share their views, experiences and expectations. With a package of programmes focusing on learning and sharing thought processes with their counterparts in Goa and elsewhere in the country, the Programme is aimed at exposure to urban and rural milieu, grassroot governance and cultural heritage. Under this Programme, Goan Diaspora youth - students and young professionals in the age Group of 18-28 years - who have distinguished themselves in various fields and have abiding interest in India in general and Goa in particular, are sponsored every year in November - December on a 15-day visit to Goa and Delhi.

The 5th KNOW GOA PROGRAMME scheduled from 30th November to 13th December 2012 involve participation of 12 Goan Diaspora youth hailing from Australia, Canada, Kenya, Tanzania and U.K.. After being in Goa till 8th December 2012, the participants will be taken to Delhi on 9th December 2012 where the Government of India, Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs will organize their visit to places of interest in Delhi till 11th December 2012 followed by a day trip to Agra on 12th December 2012 before they leave for their respective destinations on the night of 12th / 13th December 2012.