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12th Know Goa Programme (KGP) - 4th to 18th January, 2020

Posted on : 04-10-2019 | Back | Print


The 12th KGP is scheduled to be held from  04th to 18th January, 2020.  It is intended for young professionals in the age group of 21 to 30 years who have distinguished themselves in various fields and who have shown an abiding interest in Goa and India.  During their visit, the participants will get an opportunity to visit premier educational, cultural, historical and other places of interest, besides interacting with local Goans, elected representatives at all levels, as well as Government dignitaries like Hon’ble Governor of Goa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa, Hon’ble Speaker of the Goa Legislative Assembly, Hon’ble Commissioner for NRI Affairs, etc.

The participants during their visit to New Delhi will get an opportunity to see World Heritage Monuments like the Red Fort, Taj Mahal, etc,. The Government of Goa will bear 90% of the total cost of the lowest economy air fare from the home country of the participant to India and back besides entire cost of local travel, accommodation and meals.

The Terms & Conditions and the Eligibility Criteria are as below: 

1. Goan Diaspora Youth in the age group of 21 – 30 years who are foreign nationals of Goan origin and who have had no opportunity to discover their roots but have abiding interest in Goa and India, and who have distinguished themselves in various fields, are eligible to apply.

2. Those who have already participated in the Know India Programme organized by Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India, or the Know Goa Programme organized by Govt. of Goa, from 2008 till 2018, will not be eligible for the 12th Know Goa Programme.

3. The Government of Goa will re-imburse to the participant at Goa, 90% of the total cost of the air ticket at lowest economy fare from the country of domicile to Goa, and return from Delhi back to the destination.

4. The Government of Goa will purchase one way economy class air ticket of the participant from Goa to Delhi.

5. While in Goa, the participant will be accommodated at Goa Tourism Development Corporation Residency or equivalent on twin sharing basis at government cost. The participant will also be provided breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days during the programme.

6. While in Delhi, the participant will be accommodated in three star category hotel on twin-sharing basis and provided breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Arrangements for the visit of the participant to places of interest in Delhi and Agra will be made in consultation with the Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India.

7. Final departure of the participants to their respective destinations abroad will be  from Delhi.

Please find below the Application form. Interested candidates may submit their application form to our office latest by 15th of November 2019.





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