Indian HC to commemorate ITEC programe, ICCR Day tomorrow

DHAKA, March 19, 2017 (BSS) - Indian High Commission will hold programmes commemorating Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Day tomorrow.

Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will join the function as the chief guest at Muktijodhha memorial hall, IDEB Bhaban here, said a press release of the high commission.

The ITEC programme was instituted in 1964 as part of India's Development Assistance Programme within the framework of the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation and the South-South cooperative strategy, 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.

Over 2,600 young Bangladeshi professionals have undergone such specialized short and medium term courses in India under the ITEC programme since 2007.

Since 1972, the government of India has been offering academic scholarships to students from Bangladesh through the ICCR. These ICCR scholarships are granted at all levels from undergraduate to post doctoral levels in all disciplines, except medicine.

So far, over 3,000 meritorious Bangladeshi students have been granted ICCR scholarships to study in India. They are all well established in their chosen fields in Bangladesh and beyond.

Around 500 ITEC and ICCR alumni from all walks of life, besides distinguished guests, are expected to attend the ITEC and ICCR Day.

A short cultural programme will also be presented on the occasion by ICCR alumni. The programme will include folk songs, Rabindrasangeet and dance theatre, the release added.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)