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ITEC Day (September 23, 2022)

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ITEC Day September 23, 2022

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day was celebrated in Bangkok on Friday, 23 September, 2022 by Embassy of India. Over 100 ITEC and ICCR alumni joined the event and shared their cherishable stories and experiences related to ITEC/ICCR trainings and scholarships.

 H.E. Khun Pikulkaew Krairiksh, Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs graced the occasion as Chief Guest and Khun Arunee Hiam, Director of Development Promotion and Coordination Division of Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA) was the guest of honor. Ambassador Suchitra Durai delivered the opening remarks.

The ITEC Programme was instituted by a decision of the Indian Cabinet on 15 September 1964 as a bilateral programme of assistance of the Government of India.ITEC is the flagship programme of the Indian Government's capacity building effort, not only because of its magnitude and wide geographical coverage but also for innovative forms of technical cooperation. The ITEC Day was celebrated to mark the completion of glorious 58 years of institution of ITEC Day since15 September 1964.

The event was part of the Embassy's continuous engagement with Thai students and government officials who availed the training programmes under ITEC and Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) in India, other scholarships of the Government of India in prestigious Indian universities and specialized technical institutions in India under the ITEC.

In the last two decades over 600 Thai officials have attended various training courses in India under ITEC Programme and more than 200 have been trained online. In addition, through the Defence training scheme under ITEC, more than 70 Thai Defence officials have undergone training in India since 1986.

ICCR offers about 3,500 scholarships annually under 23 scholarship schemes in different fields. Over 250 persons from Thailand have availed of these scholarships over the past 20 years.

A short cultural programme including Khon Dance and Bharatnatyam was organized by Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center.