Foreign Students & KIP

ARSP organised several cultural shows and pilgrimage tours for the foreign students of Indian origin studying in India to acquaint them with the cultural heritage of India.

ARSP organised several visits of Foreign students.
9th -10th February 1985 , 30 foreign students from Mauritius, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago studying in Delhi University were taken to Haridwar-Rishikesh
9th & 10th March 1985, 32 foreign students visited Mathura, Vrindavan & Agra
The students in this group were from Mauritius, Kenya, South Africa Holland, Malaysia & Thailand.

9th November 1985 Diwali Eve Get-together was organized by the ARSP in the Tagore Hall, of Delhi University for foreign students. Large number of foreign students participated in the programme. Cultural programme was performed by the foreign students. After cultural programme students joined Aatisbaji followed by tea & snacks.

ARSP in its 5th meeting of its Executive Committee in 1984 decided that 15 members each will adopt two foreign students and invite them on all festivals and special occasions and this scheme was implemented with our members for two –three years. .A new bond of friendship and brotherly feeling was created among the students.

In September 1985 37 students of Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana , Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Sri Lanka, visited Kedarnath & Badrinath
19th to 23rd June 1986 foreign students were taken to Nainital, Kaushani & Almora 24 students from six countries participated in it.
29-30th November 1986. Kurukshetra, Chandigarh & Pinjore Gardens 27 foreign students from six countries participated in it.
On 8th November 1988 a programme on Diwali Eve for foreign students was organised in the Azad Bhawan Hall of ICCR.
Special arrengements for foreign students were made to celebrate the Dipawali in Indian families. Students from Italy, China, France studying in Central Hindi Institute also joined.

14th -15th January 1989 Haridwar-Rishikesh. Students from Guyana, Trinidad, Mauritius, Burma, Sri Lanka and Korea took part in this programme.
25-26th February 1989 Kurukshetra, Chandigarh & Pinjore Gardens was organised in co-operation with the I.C.C.R. 26 foreign students from ten countries.
28th October 1989 Diwali Eve Get-together for foreing students was organised in the Azad Bhawan in co-operation with ICCR Shri I.B.Mantra Ambassador of Indonesia Republic in India was the Chief Guest.
January 27th 1991, Delhi sight seeing tour was organized in which 30 foreign students from Mauritius, Nepal, Bhutan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Fiji, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Maldives participated. They went to Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Chatarpur Temple, Lotus Temple etc.
Visit of Haridwar & Rishikesh for 3 days (5th to 7th October 1991) This visit was organised in co-operation with the ICCR. About 30 Students from Mauritius,Bangladesh, Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries participated in it.
29th December 1991 to 2nd January 1992. Shimla, Kurukshetra & Chandigarh 31 students took part in this programme.
2nd November 1991 Diwali Eve Get-together was organised at the Azad Bhawan. High Commissioner of Trinidad & Tobago H.E.Shri Prem Chand Das was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
24th October 1992 Diwali celebrations with Shri Kumar Gaywali, Deputy Chief of Royal Nepal Embassy as the Chief Guest.
24-25th October 1993 Mathura & Agra 26 foreign students from Mauritius,Fiji,South Africa, China & Afghanistan visited Marthura & Agra.
21st October 2000 Delhi sight seeting tour was organised in which 27 students from Mauritius,Sri Lanka, Romania, South Korea & Kazakhiastan were taken to Red Fort, Qutab Minar, Chatterpur temple, Lotus Temple.
26th March 2002 on the occasion of Holi a Get-together programme was organised at Hindu College premises of Delhi University. The Chief Guest of the programme was Shri J.C.Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of External Affairs. 40 Foreign students participated from Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Korea.
14th August 2002 on the eve of Independence Day a get-together of Foreign students at Hans Raj College, Delhi University was organised. Shri Danee Lal Seewoo, then High Commissioner of Mauritius was the Chief Guest. Prof. A.S. Narag, Foreign Students Advisor,Delhi University was the Guest of Honour on the occasion.


In 2014 One of the initiatives taken by ARSP to facilitate the visits of young PIO delegates under Know India Programme ( KIP) .
10th January 2014 ARSP felicitated over 75 young delegates, who were part of the Youth PBD 2014 at Pravasi Bhawan. Shri Mahendra Choudhry former Prime Minister of Fiji was the Chief Guest of the function. The Heads of Mission of Mauritius & Fiji were the Guests of Honour. The programme was attended by Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs officials. Later on 23rd January 2014 34 PIO youth visited Delhi University and interacted with Principal faculty and students of Sri Ram College of Commerce.

25th June 2014, a full day programme was organized by ARSP for the next batch of KIP delegates. In the morning, they were taken to Akshardham temple which included 3 special shows pertaining to the cultural heritage of India. National Science Centre ,felicitation and interaction programme was organized at Pravasi Bhawan. Shri Satish C.Mehta, Director General, ICCR was the Chief Guest and Shri Arye Kumar Jagessur, High Commissioner of Mauritius was the Guest of Honour. The Deputy Chief of Mission and Charge D’ affairs from six countries Fiji, Israel, Myanmar, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago & Mauritius participated as special Guests. PIO students from Delhi University and youth activists were also present besides senior members of ARSP . The programme was very successful and the interaction was very useful.

16th September 2014 another batch of KIP visited ARSP headquarters Pravasi Bhawan. PIO youth were from 13 countries were present . This programme was presided by Ms.Ashna Kanhai, the Ambassador from Suriname . The Minister Counsellor, Embassy of Myanmar Mr. San Oomaung was also present.

27th December 2014, 30th batch of KIP group from 10 countries visited Pravasi Bhawan . A felicitation and interaction programme was organized in which all the participants shared the experience of their Indian visit.

21st January 2015 ,31st batch of Know India Programme and Francophone KIP, in which 43 PIO youth from 8 countries felicitated by ARSP had the privilege of interacting with Noble Laureate Shri Kailash Satyarthi Shri Virendra Gupta, former Indian High Commissioner in South Africa, H.E. Mrs. Aashna Kanhai, Ambassador of Suriname, were the Guest of Honour. Shri J. Nayeck, Charge D’ Affairs of High Commission of Mauritius and Mr. Haseeb Mohammed, of Trinidad & Tobago, Shri Sanjay Paswan, former Minister and Shri Ashwani Chobe, Member Rajya Sabha also graced the occasion. The programme was followed by a glittering cultural performance by Manipuri Marshal Art Dancer and a Punjabi Bhangra troupe.

18th July 2015 ,33rd batch of Know India Programme was organized at Pravasi Bhawan. 38 PIO youth from eight countries were felicitated. Shri Dinkar Asthana, Deputy Director General ICCR and Shri Om Prkash Goundar, Second Secretary (Culture) Fiji High Commission were the Guests of Honour.

6th September 2015 34th batch of Know India programme was organized by ARSP on Sunday in association with Asian Society of Film & Televison at Marwah Studio Complex , Noida.

6th September 2017, 41st Know India Programme ARSP organized a felicitation and interaction programme for PIO youth visiting India under 41st Know India Programme of the Ministry of External Affairs. The delegates were accorded traditional welcome at Pravasi Bhawan where they were also viewed an exhibition on the life & achievements of Girmitiyas. The formal felicitation programme was held at Malviya Smriti Bhawan. Heads of Missions and diplomats of seven countries Mauritius, Fiji, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Netherlands and Sri Lanka and Shri Munish Gupta were the Guests of Honor in this programme.

15th September 2017 Besides KIP, ARSP organized a programme at Hansraj College for foreign students studying in Delhi University/NCR. This programme was organized to welcome and felicitate foreign students. Dr. Rama, Principal of Hansraj College was the Guest of Honour. The programme included cultural performances by the Indian and Foreign students.

22nd November 2017, 43rd Know India Programme was held at Malviya Smriti Bhawan. Heads of Missions from Trinidad & Tobago, Mauritius, Indonesia, Fiji, Israel, Malaysia were present besides Shri Atul Gotsurve Director ICCR .

20th December 2017 44thKnow India Programme was held at Pravasi Bhawan in which youths from Fiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, South Africa, Suriname & Trinidad & Tobago.

19th February 2018 45th KIP delegates visited Pravasi Bhawan. 40 youth from 11 countries Fiji, Guyana, Israel, Malaysia, Mauritius , Netherlands, Reunion island, South Afrcia, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago were present. Diplomats from three countries (Suriname, Fiji Malaysia) were present besides Under Secretary (OIA-II)

28th February 2018 46th batch of Know India Programme visited ARSP headquarters at Pravasi Bhawan. 40 youth from 9 countries Fiji, Grenada, Guyana, Israel, Mauritius, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Suriname , Trinidad & Tobago were present. Diplomats from two countries Fiji & Trinidad & Tobago were present besides Shri Manoj Kumar, Under Secretary (OIA-II)