PM Narendra Modi Launches Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana Scheme: Details, Features, Eligibility, Benefits
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 22nd January 2019 launched the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana under which a group of Indian citizens will be taken on a government-sponsored tour of religious places in India twice a year.
Under the scheme, the first batch of 40 Indian-origin people are at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas and they would be beginning their tour from there. The group will be taken to the religious places of all major religions in India.
Under the Pravasi Teerth Darshan Yojana, the tour would be completely government sponsored, as the government will bear all the expenses including the airfare from their country of residence.
Under the eligibility criteria, all people of Indian-origin, aged between 45 and 65 can apply and a group will be selected out of them.
The first preference will be given to people from 'Girmitiya countries' such as Mauritius, Fiji, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and Jamaica