Go Go Goa! State govt launches travel programme for diaspora youth

Like many say, “Goa is not a place, it's a feeling.’’ Known for its profound culture and beaches with high spirits, The Government of Goa is inviting young individuals aged between 18-28 to visit the Indian state and explore the culture.

Clarity at its best ! Clear skies and clear water . Presenting the blue Goa  Picture Credits - Umang Goel.
Clarity at its best! Clear skies and clear water. Presenting the blue Goa. Photo courtesy: Umang Goel.

​Organised by the Ministry of External Affairs alongside Government of Goa, the 11th ‘Know Your Goa Programme’ is back! The highlight is that the government will bear 90% of the international airfare and provide accommodation and food for each participant!

To be eligible, the individual needs to be a foreign national and have parents/ancestors of Goan origin. During their visit between November 10 to December 14, 2018, participants in the programme will have a chance to not only interact with the locals but also communicate with government dignitaries like the Honorable Commissioner for NRI Affairs and Honorable Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly.

Taking your breath away ! Aerial view of the Goan beach .  Picture Credits - Umang Goel
Taking your breath away! Aerial view of the Goan beach. Photo courtesy: Umang Goel

Furthermore, the participants will also be touring around places like the Taj Mahal in Agra and other historical sites around Delhi.

Interested participants can apply before August 15, 2018 here.

Ketki Acharya
Ketki Acharya – Contributor

Completing her undergraduate degree in Singapore, Ketki has been a part of various events like Unleash. Her taste buds are always craving different cuisines and she also loves to interact with different people from various cultures. She occasionally writes poetry, but also enjoys telling stories to the world.