56th ITEC Day celebrated

Diplomatic Correspondent

16 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

The High Commission of India (HCI) in Dhaka on Monday celebrated the 56th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day.

The Indian High Commission celebrates the Day globally every year in a bigger way with cultural programmes, short film screening and experience sharing. However, in this year due to Covid-19 pandemic, the ITEC Day was celebrated through online mode. 

The ITEC, a flagship programme of Indian government, was instituted in 1964 as part of India’s development assistance programme offering developing countries the benefit of India’s development experience, said the HCI on Tuesday.

Every year more than 10,000 training slots are offered to more than 160 partner countries for training courses in various areas like accounts, audit, management, SME, rural development and parliamentary affairs. 

Over 4000 young Bangladeshi professionals have undergone short term and medium term courses in India under ITEC programme since 2007.

An exclusive e-ITEC Bangla course for Covid-19 was organised by AIIMS Bhubaneshwar in which over 150 participants from Bangladesh took part.