A total of 30 civil servants from Bangladesh on Friday completed a two-day online course on good governance during pandemic, jointly organized by Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC), Ministry of external affairs and National Centre for Good Governance (NCGG)

Governments in both sides believe that the online course has further strengthened the Indo-Bangla relation. In fact, the objective of the programme was to disseminate India’s good governance practices to ITEC countries

The two-day Conference is being attended by 81 International Civil Servants from 16 Countries including the Chief of Staff, Sri Lanka Army Major General HJS Gunawardena, 19 Senior Secretaries to Government from Bangladesh, 11 District Administrators from Myanmar, Senior officials from Bhutan, Kenya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, Somalia, Thailand, Tunisia, Tonga, Sudan and Uzbekistan.

“Awareness not anxiety is the key to fight the global pandemic of COVID-19 and international collaboration is the need of the hour,” said DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh while inaugurating the workshop.

Singh reiterated that the roadmap ahead for Nations in winning the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic lies in restarting the economy and strengthening cooperative federalism.

He said that the thrust is for stronger institutions, stronger e-Governance models, digitally empowered citizens and improved healthcare.

Singh said that it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who gave a wakeup call to the world to fight this challenge and set high standards of mutual international cooperation.

“Modi was not only instrumental in creating a COVID-19 Emergency Fund, with a commitment of 10 million US Dollars, but also addressed the pandemic issue at SAARC, NAM and other platforms,” he said.

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