Panaji, September 17, 2019….One must hold on to one’s culture and yet at the same time learn from other cultures, said the Governor, Smt. Mridula Sinha, while interacting with youngsters who called on her, as part of the 55th Know India Programme (KIP), at the Raj Bhavan, in Dona Paula, recently.

The KIP is organised by the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, Government of India in association with Home Department (NRI Cell), Government of Goa.  Further interacting with the youngsters, the Governor said that there must be no competition between cultures and one must respect the culture of the place one lives in. However, she asked the youngsters to also value the richness of Indian culture.

            The Government of India, Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi has been organising the Know India Programmes to create awareness amongst the Indian Diaspora Youth about India’s cultural heritage and various aspects of contemporary India.

            The Government of Goa is the partner State for hosting the 55th KIP being organised from September 7-16, 2019, in which 40 Indian Diaspora Youth in the age group of 18-30 years who have distinguished themselves in different fields, having abiding interest in India and links with India through parentage, are participating.

Shri Vineet Kumar, (IFS) accompanied the youth. Present on the occasion were Liaison Officers, NRI Cell, Shri Nilesh Kamat and Shri Stephen Soares, Tourist guides, Ministry of Tourism, Shri Shailesh Pai and Dnyandeep Volvoikar, among others.


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