Nepal remembers Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

ANI | Updated: Nov 17, 2017 23:36 IST

Kathmandu [Nepal], November 17 (ANI): Nepal on Friday remembered India's first Education minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad to celebrate the National Education Day.

The program, organised by Embassy of India in Kathmandu, in collaboration with Indian Culture Centre was also celebrated as Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Day.

Many dignitaries, senior bureaucrats from Government of Nepal and academicians marked their presence on the day.

Ambassador of India to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri said, "We believe in solidarity which means offering our expertise, learning abilities, capacities in the area of skill development and make them available to fellows from the developing world."

The first batch of 12 ITEC participants went to India in the year 2000.

Over the years, the number of seats allocated to Nepal under ITEC program has increased from 12 in 2000 to 250 in 2016.

Candidates from Government of Nepal as well as from private and public sectors have been trained under ITEC programme in reputed institutions in India in the field of computers, engineering, journalism, banking and other fields.

From the days of its initiation to take offer professional courses about 1250 participants are said to be benefitted by the initiated programs, the ITEC informed.

Anil Pariyar participant, ITEC said, "India and Nepal have been sharing wide commonality through this ITEC program and it is great for me to get involved in it."

The day was marked with much fervor and showcasing of various Indian dances and songs by the Nepali students who are enrolled in various culture learning process in the Indian Culture Center. (ANI)