To strengthen the relationship between India and Bangladesh, India is cooperating in various sectors including economy, education, media, culture, law and IT. The number of participants studying and professional courses in various top educational institutes of India is also increasing. Those who have completed studies and professional courses come to Bangladesh and play special roles in their respective institutions.
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The speakers spoke at the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Conference-2023 at the Indian High Commission building on Tuesday evening. The event was jointly organized by the Indian High Commission in Dhaka and ITech Alumni Association of Bangladesh-IAAB.
Dr. Agriculture Minister was present as the chief guest in the event. Md. Abdur Razzaq. Indian High Commissioner Prannoy Kumar Verma was present as special guest. More than 160,000 participants from more than 160 countries have been trained including ITEC Bangladesh. Among the participants, Bangladesh is given the most importance. This program has been instrumental in enhancing capacity and efficiency and enhancing cooperation between the two countries.
On the occasion, High Commissioner Prannoy Kumar Verma congratulated the ITEC alumni for occupying important positions in various fields of Bangladesh. IETC is a flagship program of the Government of India, which aims to share India’s expertise and knowledge with developing countries.
Indian High Commissioner Prannoy Kumar Verma said that the relationship between Bangladesh and India is of the highest respect. India has always stood by Bangladesh’s development. India has been sharing expertise and knowledge with Bangladesh. India fought with maximum strength in the independence war of Bangladesh. Indian soldiers gave their lives and blood to win freedom.
Prannoy Kumar Verma said that so far more than 5 thousand young professionals from Bangladesh have completed courses under various ITEC programs in premier Indian institutes. Courses in public policy range from specialized agricultural and industrial domains to new energy and modern technologies. Moreover, Bangladeshi judges and judicial officers are being trained at the National Judicial Academy in Bhopal, India.
Acknowledging that Bangladesh is a friendly and neighboring country of India, Pranay Kumar Verma also said that the prosperity and development of the two countries is based on the same formula. That is why hundreds of workers in Bangladesh join iTech programs. These workers are gaining experience and knowledge in Indian institutions. India is and will always be by Bangladesh’s side. Such objectives will increase day by day.
Minister of Agriculture in the speech of the chief guest. Md. Abdur Razzak said, we will never forget India’s debt. India is our Bangladesh development partner. Five thousand workers from Bangladesh have gained skills by participating in the iTech programme. India will surely continue this trend.
Dr. Razzak said that religious militancy is active in Bangladesh and also in India. Militants want to create violence. However, we must keep an eye on the fact that no such group can destroy the relationship between our two countries. Abdur Razzak said about the election, fair election is our responsibility. However, BNP is spreading violence around the elections. They are burning buses, destroying people’s lives and property. However, it is the responsibility of the government to protect property and life. The people will decide who will win the election in Bangladesh. We will call on BNP to participate in the elections. We want them to participate in the elections.
Dr. Abdur Razzak said, students and professionals of our country have completed courses in globally recognized institutions in India. Studying in Western countries is expensive. But in India that cost is much less. Bangladeshi students are benefiting from studying in India with little money. Bangladesh and India share great similarities in language, culture and history. President and Prime Minister of India visited Bangladesh in the same year. The relationship between the two countries has reached a new height. Which we want to hold.
Al Noman, who completed the course, Fatima Tuz Zohra, Dr. SM Asaduzzaman, Eliza Chowdhury, Iqbal Hasan etc. Rajendra Singh, Second Secretary of the Indian High Commission expressed gratitude on the occasion. Alumni of India gave a colorful cultural performance at the end.