Participants of the 66th Know India Programme (KIP) visited the Sushma Swaraj Institute of Foreign Service (SSIFS) of the Ministry of External Affairs on 31 July 2023 for a half-day orientation programme. Sixty young Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) from fifteen countries took part in the Programme. The orientation programme at SSIFS included modules on India and India’s foreign policy and was inaugurated by Ms. Manika Jain, Additional Secretary (DE), Shri Mridu Pawan Das, Joint Secretary (SSIFS) and Smt. Anita Shukla, Director (FT & NRG).
The KIP is a flagship initiative for diaspora engagement which familiarizes Indian-origin youth (18-30 years) with their Indian roots and contemporary India through a 19-day orientation programme organized by MEA’s Overseas Indian Affairs (OIA) - II Division.