High Commission of India hosts ITEC Day reception
- Staff Correspondent
- 16th September, 2021 09:11:20 PM
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The High Commission of India, Dhaka hosted a reception for alumni of Itec on Thursday marking the 57th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day.
Education Deputy Minister Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury was the chief guest while High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami was special guest at the reception at IDEB Bhaban in Dhaka.
ITEC, a flagship programme of the Government of India, was instituted in 1964 as part of India’s Development Assistance Programme within the framework of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation offering developing countries the benefit of India’s development experience and appropriate technologies.
Every year, more than 10,000 training slots are offered to 161 partner countries for training courses in various areas like Accounts, Audit, Management, SME, Rural Development, Parliamentary Affairs, etc. Bangladesh is the foremost and valued partner under the ITEC Cooperation.
Last year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, a number of courses were organised virtually under e-ITEC. Some such courses were on themes of women-centric program, covid management, Good Governance Practices, Data analytics, Remote sensing, Adult Hepatology in premier Indian Institutes.
More than 4,000 young Bangladeshi professionals have undergone such specialized short and medium term courses in India under the ITEC programme since 2007.
These training programme provides an opportunity to share best Indian practices with the brightest minds in Bangladesh. As a result, India has been an equal beneficiary, learning especially from the developmental experiences of Bangladesh which is making phenomenal strides both in Economic and Social development.
Around 100 ITEC alumni from all walks of life, besides distinguished guests, attended the ITEC Day on 16th September, 2021. The programme was organised on a limited scale, considering the ongoing pandemic restrictions.