Through mutual relations with Tanzania, India intends to set up a world class High-Tech Engineering Training Center in Tanzania.
India’s High Commissioner to Tanzania, Shri Binaya Srikanta Pradhan, said the joint project with the Ministry of Education should take off in the course of next year.
The envoy was speaking in Arusha during the occasion to mark his country’s 75 years of Independence.
The event is in line with ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav,’ the Indian Government initiative to commemorate 75 years of independence and the glorious history of its people, culture and achievements.
At the Kalakendra Cultural event organized by the Hindi Community in Arusha, the Indian Envoy pointed out that the India-Tanzania Centre of Excellence in Information and Communication Technology is already bearing fruits here.
India helped to establish a Param High Speed Super Computer, IT laboratories, tele-medicine center at the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT) which is linked to 10 remote regional hubs.
Also, a more powerful supercomputer Param-Kilimanjaro is installed and runs at Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology in Arusha.
The Param-Kilimanjaro of Arusha is essentially five-times more powerful than the Param-Serengeti in Dar-es-salaam.
As it happens, the Param Kilimanjaro machine at Nelson Mandela in Arusha, is a 100 terabyte (100,000 gigabyte) machine compared to the Param Serengeti operating at Dar-es-salaam Institute of Technology, which features only 20 terabytes (20,000gigabyte).
A supercomputer is a computer with a high-level computational capacity compared to a general-purpose computer.
Performance of a supercomputer is measured in floating-point operations per second (FLOPS) instead of million instructions per second (MIPS).
The India-Tanzania education relationship is as old as the latter’s 62 years of Independence, with more than 500 scholarships extended to students from Tanzania going to study in New Delhi or Mumbai.
“Many Tanzanians went to India for training and were groomed under the country’s Education System,” says the Arusha Regional Commissioner, John Mongela.
RC Mongela points out that he was among the beneficiaries of India’s training.
The global Mahotsav event, observed worldwide, is dedicated to the people of India who have been instrumental in the country’s development and its evolutionary journey.
It is also in line with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of activating India 2.0, fueled by the spirit of Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commenced on 12 March 2021 which started a 75-week countdown to India’s 75th anniversary of independence and will end post a year on 15th August 2023.
According to Ambassador Shri Binaya Srikanta, the Indian journey of 75 years was not smooth but against all odds its people managed to make it move forward and they have achieved a lot.