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Celebration of ITEC / New Student Orientation Day on 27 September 2019

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Embassy of India

ITEC Day -September 27, 2019

The Embassy of India organized a student outreach day on September 27 in Budapest.  The event was attended by over one hundred Indian students who are currently in Hungary on the Stipendium Hungaricum scholarship as well as several Hungarian students who have availed of the ITEC educational scholarship awarded by the Govt of India. Several senior officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary as well as representatives of various universities in Hungary and the Tempus Foundation also attended.   

Speaking at the event Ambassador of India H.E. Mr. Kumar Tuhin underlined the contribution of ITEC in empowering a large number of trainees coming from distant corners of the globe, developing human resources and building bridges of friendship and camaraderie. He encouraged Hungarian participants for an increased utilization of scholarship slots keeping in view the recent advancements in the ITEC program and addition of new courses. He also complimented the synergy in educational exchanges between the two countries, and also urged the Indian students to fruitfully utilize the opportunity offered by the scholarship from the Govt of Hungary and thus help strengthen the ties of friendship between the two countries. 

Dr. Adam Imre Szucs, Head of Department of Public Diplomacy dealing with bilateral educational exchange program, spoke at the event representing State Secretary, Dr. Orsolya Pacsay-Tomassich. He mentioned the keen desire of the Hungarian side to promote the program and expressed satisfaction on the pace of educational exchanges.  Mr. Sanjeev Manchanda, Second Secretary from the Embassy gave a presentation on the ITEC program, which was followed by sharing of experiences by students who had been to India and Hungary on scholarships offered by respective countries.