Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day- 2022 celebrated in Muscat

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Capacity building in support of Oman Vision 2040’
Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day- 2022 celebrated in Muscat

Embassy of India, Muscat, celebrated ‘Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation’ (ITEC) Day on Tuesday, 13th December 2022 in the Embassy premises. The function was attended by more than 100 participants, which included ITEC alumni from Oman, comprising officials and professionals from diverse sectors who have participated in various training courses in India under ITEC Program during previous years.

H.E. Dr. Rahma bint Ibrahim bin Said Al Mahrouqiyah, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, Sultanate of Oman was the Chief Guest on this occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, H.E. Amit Narang, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, noted that the Indian capacity building program ITEC showcases the traditional Indian concept of sharing knowledge for global good.

Stressing that India is a committed partner in Oman’s journey to achieve objectives of ‘Oman Vision 2040’, Ambassador Narang expressed his happiness that over the years, ITEC program has been enthusiastically subscribed to by hundreds of Omani officials and has not only facilitated specialized training and skill upgradation but also acted as a bridge to connect Indian and Omani people.

He highlighted that under India’s G-20 Presidency, India has invited Oman as its special and valued guest and this will provide yet another platform for strengthening collaboration on training, skilling and capacity building which are key priorities for Oman in His Majesty’s ‘Vision 2040’.

The Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was launched in September 1964 as a program for capacity building of friendly developing countries. Since its inception, more than 200,000 professionals from more than 160 countries have benefited from ITEC courses. Today, India provides over 14000 scholarships covering a diverse range of subjects from traditional areas like agriculture, SMEs, management, English language to IT, Science & Technology, biotechnology, etc.

During the event select Omani officials spoke about their unique experiences under ITEC. They highlighted that the ITEC program not only provides high standard of education but also gives an opportunity to know the culture and tradition of India, and revel in the scenic beauty of the country.

The celebrations included an enthralling performance of Indian classical dance and a gala dinner.


13th December 2022