ITEC trainees celebrate programme from India

30 Nov 2015 16:40pm
KEETMANSHOOP, 30 NOV (NAMPA) – Namibian students trained under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) met in Windhoek late last week in celebration of the achievements of the programme.
A media statement issued by the High Commission of India in Windhoek on Monday said hundreds of former students attended.
“The ITEC programme is an expression of India’s solidarity with fellow developing countries and was started with the belief that the developing countries could assist each other as all traverse similar paths of development,” the statement read.
The ITEC programme was established in 1964 and grew rapidly in scope and size over the last 10 years alongside the positive growth of the Indian economy.
During the gathering in Windhoek, many Namibian former students in India expressed appreciation to the Indian government for the training opportunities.
Speaking at the celebration, Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Peya Mushelenga said he hoped that enhanced cooperation would take place between Namibia and India.
He urged the former students to better utilise their skills obtained from India and to perform better in their respective fields.
High Commissioner of India to Namibia, Kumar Tuhin said capacity building and skills development were key elements of India’s cooperation with Namibia and that India was committed to further strengthening its close partnership with Namibia.
The ITEC programme extends free scholarships for various training courses in scientific and administrative areas such as banking and information technology (IT).
India shares this programme with over 150 partner countries.