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ITEC Scholars Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation @ Budapest

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ITEC Day – Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation – Budapest – 2018.

The ITEC Day was celebrated organized by the India Embassy, at the Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Center Auditorium in December, 14. 2018. by the newly appointed Ambassador of India to Hungary – H.E. Kumar Tuhin, who has had replaced H.E. Rahul Chhabra – Ambassador of India to Hungary after his term of office has expired.

H.E. Kumar Tuhin open the floor by welcoming over 70 individuals, including Dr.Sándor Sipas, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade and members of press, members from Indian community, ITEC alumni attended persons and briefly talk about the ITEC itself Q.: „The Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program was instituted by a decision of the Indian Cabinet on September, 15. 1964 as a bilateral program of assistance of the Government of India.” Continued: Q.: „The importance is placed on relations with Hungary and the enormous potential that both countries hold for each other. Our bilateral trade is growing very fast. Working towards positive economic impact. The Government of India delivering technical assistance, technology and in many other fields. ITEC offers unique training courses, both civilian and defence, in different centers in India. There are short-term, medium-term and long-term courses every year in a wide and diverse range of skills and disciplines. The useful knowledge and experience gained in India is value, and that undoubtedly bring to their organization national development and experience to their employer by sharing the gain technologies.”

This year 30 individuals from 18 countries arrived in the framework of ITEC scholarship to India and from India 45 persons arrived to Hungary. This year still 3 students left out of ten in participating the ITEC scholars, leaving soon for their courses to India. Within ITEC programs, India shares its experience and expertise together in various fields over 160 developing countries, such as: Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Central and Eastern Europe, and the Pacific Island States.”

Overall, the three ladies stepped on stage and shared their experiences gain during their ITEC participations. Melinda Irtl Földiné – Yoga teacher attended in 2016 at a ’Special Training Program for Yoga Trainers. She came along with her student Ágnes Demeter who attended in 2018 a Yoga Cyclic Meditation course. As she described the course, in her class were 55 persons from 16 countries. She also underlined that within the number of participants from all religion and colors from around the world were present. There were no problem of differences in faith, nor color they all behaved as a one big family, nothing stopped them from being just-as-one!  Thereafter, Edina Barna – author and digital artist shared her experiences who participated in 2014 at a web designing course. Participated on a 10 weeks web design course with 100 people from the four corners of the world. There were participants from countries that she has never heard before. Appearing as a “full stop” on the world map, and with to-day’s tech she keeps with many the daily contact. She expressed in her name that most probably the participants had a pleasant stay in India within the wonderfully organized course and sightseeing days and well took care of them.

In between the presentations, traditional dance  performance written in the 16th century  took the stage by Sonali Roy – Kathak Dancer and Table artist’s music entertained the audience. There were stunning classical raga fusion show by  Pandit Rajesh Gangani played on Tabla and Zoltán Lantos, performed on Violin. The event was closed with a reception in serving traditional India Food.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter



You don’t have to go to the ophthalmology, neither having eye-to wipe, there ain’t any problem with your sight. Just roll down and see what W!ZZ AIR has packed for its passengers. Take your time and look around during  this week-end!

9 Million Discounted Seats to Celebrate 9 Years of flying high with W!ZZ AIR’s Low Fares!

On Friday, May, 7. W!ZZ AIR, the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe celebrates its 9th anniversary with a huge number of seat sales. The strong passenger and tourism growth achieved in its home markets Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia and Ukraine is complemented by a growing reach to more destinations as W!ZZ AIR is now operating back-and-forth in 33 countries, including Azerbaijan, Georgia, Israel and the UAE.

The airline is celebrating its successful 9 year history with a large seat sale offering 9 million seats discounted by 20% for bookings made until midnight Sunday, May, 19. Passengers can book these discounted seats at

Mr. József Váradi, CEO of  W!ZZ AIR, said: “For now 9 years W!ZZ AIR is delivering on its promise to bring low airfares to Central and Eastern Europe and beyond. Our brand is recognized throughout Europe as a reliable low-cost carrier that delivers friendly and efficient services based on the highest standards of professional craftsmanship and a large, new Airbus A320 aircraft fleet. Our “Go East” initiative is taking our low fares concept even further and connects Europe with a growing number of markets that had no access to low-cost air travel before W!ZZ Air’s arrival. As part of our commitment to provide the highest standards in staff training we just opened our state-of-the-art Flight Simulator and Crew Training Center in Budapest which will facilitate advanced trainings for our international crew. We have also ensured that all new aircraft delivered by Airbus to W!ZZ AIR’’s growing fleet are supplied with  eco-friendly, fuel-saving that improve performance and reduce CO2 emissions.These are many reasons to celebrate, and we wish to thank our passengers with our fantastic seat sale, by releasing 9 million discounted seats for bookings on until midnight Sunday. By snapping up one of these 9 million seats you are celebrating our 9th anniversary with us.” Source directly from the W!ZZ AIR desk.

Have mention previously in a couple of the updates some figures about the W!ZZ AIR, so here it goes again, cause the good news you cannot repeat it enough occasions.

W!ZZ AIR is the largest low-fare, low-cost airline in Central and Eastern Europe and operates a fleet of 43 Airbus A320 aircraft from 16 bases with over 270 routes connecting 94 destinations across 33 countries. At W!ZZ AIR a team of 1,600 professionals delivers superior service and very low airfares making W!ZZ AIR the preferred choice of over 13.5 million passengers in 2013. W!ZZ AIR state-of-the-art iPhone app is now available on

Update by Aggie Reiter