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The Know India Programme (KIP) participants visited Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) during 19th and 28th KIP programme. The country-wise details of KIP participants during last three years and current year who visited IGNOU are stated below:

KIP Edition

Date

Participants and country

19th KIP

21 December 2011 to

10 January 2012

37 overseas youths of Indian origin from 10 countries including Mauritius, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, South Africa, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Kenya, Israel and Australia visited IGNOU, Delhi on 30.12.2011 and met the Vice Chancellor.

28th KIP

9 June 2014 to

30 June 2014

39 overseas overseas youth participants from 10 countries namely Fiji, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Netherlands, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Suriname and Trinidad & Tobago took part in this programme and visited IGNOU.

This information was given by Minister of State for Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs General (retd) VK Singh in Lok Sabha today.

The KIP is a highly successful programme run by the Ministry and it attracts a large number of overseas youth. Wide publicity is given to this programme through Indian Missions/Posts abroad to enable overseas Indian youths to apply for the same. A total of 866 overseas youths have participated in 28 editions of KIP conducted so far.

The fund allocated and spent for KIP during the last five years is stated below:

Financial Year

Allocation made (Rs in lakh)

Expenditure (Rs in lakh)

2009-10

125

56.14

2010-11

144

87.05

2011-12

160

92.53

2012-13

145

131.00

2013-14

210

197.07

Total

784.00

563.79

 

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