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ITEC Day celebration 2023

High Commission of India organized a reception-cum-get together, in collaboration with the ITEC Alumni Association of Bangladesh (IAAB), to celebrate Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day on 7th November, 2023. The event was hosted by the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh, H.E. Mr. Pranay Verma. H.E. Dr. Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, MP, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, graced the occasion as the Chief Guest.

Addressing the event, High Commissioner Verma highlighted that as one of India’s closest development partner, Bangladesh occupies an important place in the ITEC programme. He noted that while Bangladesh is a recipient of 500 dedicated slots for ITEC every year under the Suborno Jayanti Scholarships, there are several tailor-made programmes for civil servants and private enterprises which are being organised as per the requirement of Government of Bangladesh. Around 180 ITEC alumni from all walks of life attended the event.

ITEC, was instituted in 1964 as part of India’s Development Assistance Programme. Bangladesh is one of the most valued partners of India under the ITEC Cooperation. ITEC training programmes provide opportunities to share best Indian practices with the brightest minds in Bangladesh.