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Young 42 Keen To Learn About India

The 42 participants of the 37th Know India Programme (KIP) have expressed their excitement to visit India. They leave tomorrow. This programme is organised by the High Commission of India.
15 Dec 2016 16:10
Young 42 Keen To Learn About India
Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal (left), with delegates of the Know India Programme at the Indian High Commission on Tuesday. Photos: Indian High Commission

The 42 participants of the 37th Know India Programme (KIP) have expressed their excitement to visit India.

They leave tomorrow.

This programme is organised by the High Commission of India.

It aims to associate the younger generation of the widely spread out Indian diaspora with their land of origin.

The programme promotes awareness on India, its social-culture diversity and its development.

One of the participants Kasturi Devi said: “This is the first time I will be travelling to India.”

“I have always wanted to visit India and this is like a dream come true for me.

“I am thankful to the Indian High Commission for coming up with this programme where youths can explore India and learn more about India,” she said.

Another participant Rahul Sewak said: “For the past two years, I have been applying for the KIP but, my application did not go through.

“I am so happy and thankful to be part of this year’s programme.

“During our KIP, the group will visit different places in India. I am so excited that we will be visiting the Taj Mahal in Agra,” he said.

Priya Dharsani said: “My ancestors are from India and I am excited to visit a country where my ancestors were born.”

“I have always wanted to visit India and learn about its history and visit places which I have only watched on Bollywood movies, read in books or surfed on the internet.

“I am so thankful to the Indian High Commission for coming up with such a  programme,” she said.

Indian High Commissioner to Fiji, Vishvas Sapkal said the programme was a good opportunity for the youths in Fiji to know and visit different places in India.

“They will be meeting, chief ministers and minister of different states in India.

“Most importantly these youths will be part of the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention,” he said.

Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated in India on January 9 every year to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community to the development of India.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

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