2nd Secretary to Indian High Commission Visits Montserrat
The Second Secretary of the High Commission of India,Â Trinidad and Tobago, Aniruddha Das visited Montserrat recently on rÂ aÂ five-day courtesy and familiarisation visit to the island.
The purpose of Mr. Dasâ€™ visit is to meet and hold discussions with Government ofÂ Montserrat officials and to make the necessary arrangements for the High Commissioner ofÂ India, Trinidad and Tobago, to visit Montserrat in the near future.
During his visit, Das paid courtesy calls to H.E. Governor, Andrew Pearce; theÂ Honourable Premier, Donaldson Romeo; the Honourable Minister of Education, Health andÂ Social Services, Delmaude Ryan; the Honourable Minister of Communications, Works, Labour and Energy, Paul Lewis and the Honourable Leader of the Opposition, EastonÂ Taylor-Farrell.
The Second Secretary of the High Commission of India to Trinidad and Tobago said, â€œI amÂ here to renew our contacts with the Government of Montserrat and one of the purposes ofÂ my trip here, is to pave the way for the visit of our High Commissioner who will come toÂ Montserrat very soonâ€.
Das also met with the Indian community on island to get an understanding of what they expect from the High Commission of India in Trinidad and Tobago.
During his courtesy call to the Office of the Premier, the Honourable Premier, DonaldsonÂ Romeo welcomed the official to Montserrat and held discussions with him about the islandÂ and the Indian Scholarship Programme, which a number of Montserratians have benefittedÂ from, over the years. They discussed providing the Government of Montserrat with a listing
of courses being offered, for a decision on priority areas for training in India.
Premier Romeo thanked him for the contribution that the programme has had onÂ Montserrat, and noted that the island and the people of Montserrat have benefitted from theÂ work produced by individuals who have acquired skills from courses in India.
Mr. Das said he is keen for persons from Montserrat to take advantage of the courses. HeÂ explained that the two types of programmes are the â€˜Indian Technical and EconomicÂ Cooperation Scheme (ITEC)â€™ and the â€˜Know India Programâ€™. Mr. Das is encouragingÂ persons to visit the website www.hcipos.in for more details on the programmes.
The Indian High Commission representative left island on Monday, February 5, 2018.