The Serbian Government was represented on this occasion by State Secretary Roksanda Ninčić and Aleksandar Janković, Head of the Serbian Foreign Ministry’s Department for Asia, Australia and the Pacific. A large number of ITEC Alumni also attended the Reception.
Under the ITEC Programme, nationals of friendly countries are imparted training in various technical and vocational fields in India, on a fully-funded basis. The Government of India bears the expenditure towards airfare, internal travel, accommodation, medical costs and the cost of the training course fee, including study tours/seminars that form part of the training programme. Scholars are also paid per diem living allowances and book allowances. Visas are issued to the applicants free of charge.
To date, more than 130 scholars from Serbia have been imparted training under the auspices of the programme.