Bangladesh 'foremost' partner in ITEC programme: Riva Das

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Bangladesh is the 'foremost and valued partner' under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme or ITEC, Indian high commissioner in Dhaka Riva Ganguly Das has said, reports bdnews24.com.
"A tailor-made course for teachers on IT, web designing, English communication skills and pedagogy was designed on the specific request of the government of Bangladesh," she said while speaking at a programme in the city.
"Five batches of the tailor-made course have so far been conducted at the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai, in which 200 teachers from schools, colleges, polytechnics, vocational education institutes, universities and madrasas have been trained," the envoy told the ITEC alumni at the event arranged to celebrate the 55th ITEC Day.
Information Minister Hasan Mahmud was also present.
ITEC, a flagship programme of the Indian government 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 and parliamentary affairs.
Over 4,000 young Bangladeshi professionals have undergone such specialised short and medium term courses in India under the ITEC programme since 2007.
"These training programmes provide an opportunity to share our best practices with the brightest brains and India equally benefits from the developmental experiences of Bangladesh," she stated.
The high commissioner underscored the importance of such programmes in strengthening the capacity of officials of Bangladesh working in various ministries and departments.
"Such programmes will further enhance the already excellent bilateral cooperation that exists between the two countries," she added.
Around 300 ITEC alumni from all walks of life attended the programme.