October 12, 2007

India and SVG strengthen bonds

The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Indian Heritage Foundation (SVGIHF) announced on Monday that it has made concrete progress to stengthen the bonds between St. Vincent and the Grenadines and India.{{more}}

According to a release from the organization, three areas of Indian assistance to St. Vincent and the Grenadines have been identified:

1) Scholarships for Vincentians to study in India;

2) Establishment of a technology training institute in St. Vincent; and

3) Assistance in the development of micro, small and medium enterprises in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

“The scholarship programme for studies in India has commenced. Plans are ongoing to establish the training institute that is scheduled to offer a variety of programmes with durations of three months and up to three years. Plans for the enterprise development programme are also progressing. A workshop to look at agro-processing is soon to be conducted in St. Vincent,” the release said.

In addition, SVGIHF executive member Lenroy Thomas has been selected for specialized training in India in the field of planning and promotion of agro and food enterprises. The eight week programme commences on October 15, 2007.

While in India, Thomas will also seek to explore opportunities for establishing partnerships in areas such as business, education and technology for mutual benefit. “St. Vincent and the Grenadines stands to benefit from these initiatives of the Indian Government and the SVGIHF”, the release continued.

The SVGIHF reminds the public that the celebration of Indian Heritage Day, which was postponed due to the funeral of the late Mrs. Eslin King of Calder, will now be held on Sunday, October 14, in Argyle, in the area known as Corner Rock, commencing from 10:00 a.m.