ITEC, ICCR Day to be celebrated Monday

DHAKA : Indian High Commission here will commemorate Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Programme and Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR) Day on Monday, reports UNB.
Planning Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will attend the function as the chief guest which will be held at Muktijodhha Memorial Hall, IDEB Bhavan from 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
Over 2,600 young Bangladeshi professionals have received specialised short- and medium-term courses in India under the ITEC programme since 2007.
Since 1972, the government of India has been offering academic scholarships to students from Bangladesh through the ICCR.
These ICCR scholarships are granted at all levels-from undergraduate to post doctoral levels-in all disciplines, except medicine. So far, over 3,000 meritorious Bangladeshi students have been granted ICCR scholarships to study in India. They are all well established in their chosen fields in Bangladesh and beyond, according to Indian High Commission in Dhaka. Around 500 ITEC and ICCR alumni from all walks of life are expected to attend the ITEC and ICCR Day. A short cultural programme will also be presented on the occasion by ICCR alumni. This will include folk songs by Monira Islam Pappu; Rabindrasangeet by the iconic Rezwana Choudhury Bonnya and a dance theatre, ‘Anamika Sagarkanya’ by Puja Sengupta and her Turongomi Dance Repertory Theatre.