Indian High Commissioner pays Courtesy Call on Public Telecommunications Minister … discuss technological education & development

Recently appointed High Commissioner of India to the Republic of Guyana, Dr. K. J. Srinivasa, paid a courtesy call on Minister of Public Telecommunications, Catherine Hughes on Monday December 9, 2019.  He was accompanied by Counsellor Vijayakumar.

IMG_3129The officials discussed at length the pivotal role the Government of India is playing in Guyana’s Centre of Excellence in Information Technology (CEIT) which was declared open at mid-year by H.E. President David Granger.  The Indian Government has been collaborating on this venture since its conception, from the design and rehabilitation of the former NDMA headquarters on the University’s Turkeyen campus, through equipping the classrooms, to leading the advanced level IT training schedule, and overseas training of the Center’s Guyanese Instructors in India.

Minister Hughes had announced last week in an interview with DPI that the CEIT will soon begin to register students from private sector companies alongside public servants, all towards the goal of creating a digitally competent population.

According to President David Granger, Guyana and India are bound together by ties of blood, history and common interests since immigrants from India first landed in Guyana 181 years ago.  In addition, India was among the first foreign countries to establish diplomatic relations with the newly independent Guyana from 1966.