Time Digital Report: India has resumed the Bangladesh Youth Delegation Programme, after two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, and Indian High Commissioner Vikram K Doraiswami unveiled the official logo and launched the portal for the Bangladesh Youth Delegation at an event at the Indian High Commission in Dhaka today (May 15, 2022).
The portal will be active for receiving applications till June 30 this year.
The International Youth Exchange Programme is part of an MoU signed between India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Bangladesh's Ministry of Youth and Sports.
In the last two years, no such exchange programme for youths was possible due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
"It is, therefore, a special moment that the Youth Exchange Programme with Bangladesh is being resumed this year. 100 young leaders from various walks of life will be selected for Bangladesh for a hosted visit to India to travel to economic, technological, industrial, cultural and historical places of interest," said a statement from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka.
An open and inclusive selection process will be conducted by the High Commission of India through interviews across all eight divisions of Bangladesh to ensure diversity and selection of the best talents from across various segments of the society.
Distinguished alumni of previous Bangladesh Youth Delegations will be associated with the selection process.