Training of 'Solar Mamas' successful in enhancing ties between India-Nauru: President Mukherjee

| Updated: Jan 31, 2017 11:14 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 31 (ANI): Extending warm greeting to the Government and people of the Republic of Nauru on the eve of their National Day, President Pranab Mukherjee said that the training of 'Solar Mamas', have been successful in enhancing the relationship between both the countries. 'Solar Mamas' are a group of nearly 30 rural women solar engineers from six African countries who have been trained under India's developmental support for harnessing solar energy. "Our collaboration in creating a Centre for Excellence in Information Technology in Nauru and our initiative in solar electrification of two hundred homes in Nauru through the training of "Solar Mamas" have been successful in enhancing our relationship in the field of IT, tele-medicine, tele-education and renewable energy," said President Mukherjee in his message to the President of the Republic of Nauru Baron Waqa. He further said that the traditional relationship of friendship and cooperation between both the countries is growing stronger and has diversified to the shared satisfaction. "India's dialogue with the Pacific Island Countries under the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation partcularly the FIPIC - I Summit held in Suva in November, 2014 and FIPIC - II Summit held in Jaipur in August 2015, has given us opportunities to better understand and address the challenges faced by the Pacific Island Countries," he added. (ANI)