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Indian Embassy Celebrates ITEC Day

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 The Embassy of India celebrated the 55th anniversary of Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day on 31 October 2019. The celebration was also attended by senior officials from Ministry of Foreign Affairs and around 100 ITEC alumni. Mr. Hakan Riza Tekin, DG-South Asia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs was the chief guest of the function. During the celebrations, a cultural performance by Ms. Bilgi, and her students was also organized. Speaking on the occasion, a number of ITEC alumni shared their experiences about India and how the course has benefitted their professional expertise.   Mr. Sanjay Bhattacharyya, Ambassador of India to Turkey noted that the ITEC programme has been pivotal in training senior officers and other officials from various ministries and departments of the Turkish government as well as from Chambers of Commerce and NGOs at India’s most premier institutions. The program has contributed towards skill up-gradation and human resources development.

ITEC program is fully funded by the government of India to share India’s developmental experience with 161 friendly developing countries including Turkey. The training courses are in the fields of computers, engineering, information technology, journalism, banking, legislation, power, remote sensing, manpower research, education, empowerment of women, hydrology, law enforcement, business planning and promotion, accounts and finance, etc. It provides win win solutions through exchanges on capacity building and human resource development.