ITEC DAY 2024; Turning IP’s Grandmother into Solar Engineer

Makati City- Annual Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) day hosted by The Embassy of India in Manila led by Ambassador of India to the Philippines H.E. Shambhu S. Kumuran. Attended by over 100 alumni and partner institutions to recognize the achievements of ITEC alumni in their respective fields. Served as Keynote Speaker is Chairperson Charito A. Zamora of Professional Regulation Commission. Held in Shangrila Makati last March 21, 2024. ITEC Programme started September 15, 1964. Estimated 300,000 participants from 160 partner countries since its established.

Ambassador Kumaran said that since the ITEC was offered to Filipino government employees, about 1,100 Filipinos were served through the ITEC in a wide range of programs including Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Technologies, Audit, Engineering and Technology, Law Enforcement, Defense and Cooperation, Agriculture, Health and Yoga and various aspect of Government functioning, among others.

ITEC delegates are chosen by the agencies of a particular government, which will be later on sent to India to study for one to two weeks, he said. ITEC is a flagship program of the Government of India offering demand-driven and response-oriented training courses to public professionals from partner countries across the globe, including the Philippines.

“When we gained independence, we made it a point that we would share our capacities with the governments of Asia, Africa, and Latin America. It brings a sense of solidarity among nations. Right now, we are looking at more specialized courses related to defense, Coast Guard, and national security, among others. We found that the PCG is very receptive to our courses, especially maritime operations and pollution control. We are seeing this as a capacity-building initiative,” Kumaran emphasized.

Representing the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) in India was CG LTJG Lawrence Soriano, who gave profound gratitude to the Government of India for equipping him and a comrade on courses regarding maritime protection. Covered specialized fields like maritime law, diving, aircraft and naval mechanics, artillery, among others, giving opportunities to defense officials from the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy, Philippine Air Force, and PCG.

Open for Government departments and other public or private institutions are free to nominate their personnel for ITEC courses that are relevant to their development needs. Participants on the program is fully funded by the Government of India including round-trip tickets, accommodation, and study tours.

Scholarship grant not just for professional categories even the Indigenous People from Bamban Tarlac, an Aeta Tribe from Grandmother (Lola) to Solar Engineer. Empowered the women through learning. To fabricate and stall solar. Harness the power of the Sun to give light to the community.

Sharing her journey on training from Private Sector is Gladeys Jill A Santos the founder and CEO of Jill Santos & Company. Facilitating Media Interview to Ambassador Kumuran is Mr Kannan, First Secretary (Press, Information, Culture & Education). ///Mary Jane Olvina-Balaguer, +639053611058, and DZMJ ONLINE DAWAH ZAKAT MAKABULUHANG JORNALISMO YOUR HAPPINESS CHANNEL