At least 250 students have been awarded presidential scholarships to study in India. This was revealed by the Indian ambassador to Zimbabwe Shri Vijay Khanduja on Tuesday while welcoming Zimbabwean students who were in India recently for the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC).
Several Zimbabwean students narrated their experiences in India during the ITEC day held at a local hotel where Higher Education Deputy Minister Simeliswizwe Sibanda was the guest of honor. ITEC is a demand-driven program with a primary focus on capacity capacity-building needs of developing countries across the globe.
“These are other than the scholarships and training slots provided under various schemes in India,” said the ambassador.
“We have always been supportive of talent and shared and cared for the whole world as one family. The bilateral cooperation has significantly gone up in practically every sector in those couple of years, especially in the health, education, agriculture, and energy sectors.
“ITEC is a successful and much sought-after program in Zimbabwe. Starting with 3 Zimbabweans in 1985, over 1,000 students have benefited from the program since its inception.”
India has helped Zimbabwe in various sectors such as health, agriculture, and education.
“In the field of health, India has gifted 10 ambulances, and medicines worth about US$2,2 million to Zimbabwe. On the agriculture side, India has provided US$1 million from India UN Development Partnership Fund for climate change resilience agriculture in the districts of Chiredzi and Mangwe,” Khanduja added.
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