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Connect with Your Roots: Initiative by Punjab Government

High Commission of India is honoured to inform that The Punjab Government has launched an initiative titled “Connect with Your Roots (CYR)” to connect the youth of Punjab origin with their roots in Punjab. The programme would provide them opportunity to visit their native place or the town where their parents or grandparents were born or the place where spent their early years.

2. The two-week programme, is open to young boys and girls between 16-22 years of age, especially those who have never visited India. Besides a home-stay in a village, the itinerary would include visits to various historical monuments and cultural places, and also a chance to savour traditional delicacies of Punjab.

3. The applicant would be expected to bear the cost of his/her travel to India (New Delhi/Amritsar) and back. However, the entire expenditure, including boarding and lodging of the stay in Punjab, would be borne by the Punjab government.

4. The details of the CYR initiative are available on the Punjab government website www.nripunjab.gov.in or http://cyrnri.punjab.gov.in The app can also be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Online applications can be submitted on the portal http://cyrnri.punjab.gov.in

5.For any enquires/clarifications, the following officers could be contacted:

Sh. SR Ladhar, IAS

Principle Secretary to Government of Punjab,

Department of NRI’s Affairs,

Punjab Civil Secretariat-2

Chandigarh (UT), India.

Tel no : +91-172-2742691

Mob. No : +91-9417500610  

Email-psnri@punjab.gov.in

Ms. Kavita Singh, IAS

Commissioner NRI’s Affairs,

Government of Punjab

Punjab Civil Secretariat-2

Chandigarh (UT), India.

Tel no : +91-172-2742691

Mob. No : +91-9417500610

Punjab Government would be happy to welcome the first batch under the CYR programme on the occasion of Lohri around 12th January, 2018. However, the visit dates can be aligned to coincide with the holiday calendar of Canada.