Indian HC hosts ITEC Day 2021
DHAKA, Sept 16, 2021 (BSS) - Indian High Commission here today hosted a reception to celebrate the 57th Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC).
Deputy Minister for Education Mohibul Hassan Chowdhoury graced the occasion as the chief guest while Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Vikram K. Doraiswami hosted the event, a press release said.
Around 100 ITEC alumni from all walks of life, besides guests, attended the programme held at the Institution of Diploma Engineers Bangladesh (IDEB) Bhaban in the capital.
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, the release added.