| Khal Baharulalam |
HIGH Commissioner of India to Brunei Darussalam, Dr Ashok Kumar Amrohi, hosted a reception dinner at the India House on Thursday for about 40 guests comprising officers from the government and private sectors that make up the Brunei-India Alumni as well as some prominent Indian expatriates.
Upon the guests’ arrival, the Indian High Commissioner delivered his remarks, highlighting the strong bilateral friendship between the two countries.
With most of the alumni members having gone through the Indian Technical and Economic Program-me (ITEC), the High Commissioner also called for more locals both from the government and private sectors to enrol.
A programme fully funded by the Government of India, the ITEC has evolved over the years, with an estimated 8,000 foreign nationals across 161 developing countries in-cluding Brunei, in the 2012-2013 financial year alone.
Under the demand-driven trai-ning programme, there are 47 em-panelled institutions conducting 280 short-term, medium-term and long-term courses.