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ITEC Day 2021 celebrated by the High Commission of India, Mauritius

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ITEC Day Celebrated by the High Commission of India on 15 September 2021

The High Commission of India hosted the ‘Annual ITEC Day’ celebrations at its premises in Ebene on 15 September 2021. The event was graced by the Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms, Hon. Teeruthraj Hurdoyal, as Chief Guest and the Parliamentary Private Secretary Hon. Teenah Jutton, as Special Invitee. Also present on the occasion were Senior Officials of the Government of Mauritius and the Mauritius Police Force, and distinguished ITEC Alumni from various Ministries and organizations based in Mauritius.

The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme is a flagship initiative of the Government of India for capacity building in partner countries across the world. Under ITEC, 161 countries in Asia, Africa, East Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean as well as Pacific and Small Island countries are invited to share the Indian developmental experience acquired over seven decades of India's existence as a free nation. Mauritius is one of the largest beneficiaries of the ITEC programme, with nearly 380 slots being offered to Mauritian professionals, both under civilian and defence courses every year. Even during the pandemic, e-ITEC programmes are being offered through virtual mode, based on a demand driven model across a range of important sectors like agriculture, governance, IT, health, finance, sustainable development, renewable energy and women’s empowerment, among others. Mauritius actively participated in the e-ITEC programme during the pandemic, with over 80 participants across Ministries and Departments of the Government of Mauritius having benefitted from these virtual courses.

Addressing the gathering on the occasion, High Commissioner of India to Mauritius, H.E. Mrs. K. Nandini Singla said that the ITEC programme is yet another clear testimony to India’s commitment to assisting its special partner Mauritius, in its holistic development and nation-building process. In his remarks, the Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Institutional Reforms, Hon. Teeruthraj Hurdoyal, lauded the close developmental partnership between India and Mauritius and said that the ITEC programme is yet another example of the historic and strong bonds between the two countries.

On the occasion, four ITEC Alumni shared their experiences and valuable feedback regarding the programme as part of a panel discussion. The panellists included Ms. Marie Genevieve Louise, the first woman cadet of the Mauritius Police Force who participated in the training course at the prestigious Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad. This was followed by a musical performance by two Mauritian artists trained in India and a dance performance by the Kathak ensemble of the Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGCIC).



16 September 2021

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