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Press Release: India Indonesia ITEC Alumni Day Celebrated in Jakarta


Embassy of India hosted the Indian Indonesia (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation - ITEC) Alumni Day on 16th of March Saturday at Ritz Carlton Hotel in Jakarta.


The event was graced by H.E. Mr. Ali Ghufron, Director General for Science, Technology and Higher Education Resources as the Chief Guest. Ms. Anie Hashim Djojohadikusumo, Patron, Wadah Foundation was the Guest of Honour at the event. A large number of Indonesian alumni (who had attended training/academic programmes in India on Government of India scholarships) attended the celebrations. The President of ITEC Alumni Association Mr. Muhammad Yunus Z. along with other alumni participated in a panel discussion. They shared their experiences on having underwent training in India and how the existing skill development partnership could be further leveraged for mutual benefit of the young generations of the two countries. Mme Ani shared how skill training partnership with India under the ‘Solar Mama’ scheme has been able to train illiterate women from some of the remotest parts of Indonesia and help bring considerable changes and living standard improvements in those communities.


It may be noted that the Government of India has been offering scholarships to Indonesia under various schemes for close to 7 decades. Under Indian Technical & Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Technical Cooperation Scheme Colombo plan (TCS) & Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarships, India offers dedicated scholarship which are fully funded and also cover the living allowance and other necessary stipend apart from the Return Air fare. More than 150 scholarships are specially allocated to Indonesia each year. More than 1300 scholars from all across Indonesia have availed the scholarship so far. While the provision for scholarships has been widely appreciated in Indonesian Government and Academia, it has also made considerable impact on skill development and capacity building of Indonesia. 


The objective of holding the India Indonesia Annual ITEC Day celebration was to create a network amongst the Indonesian alumni and recognise their contributions in deepening India Indonesia friendship.





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