Ambassador of Japan to Nepal Masashi Ogawa hosted a sending off dinner program
for JDS second batch Master Scholarship receivers of Nepal. This year 20
officers of Nepal government are selected as JDS Fellows.
Addressing the program Japanese ambassador Ogawa said that twenty Nepalese young government officials will go Japan soon and study their respective postgraduate courses in Japanese universities for two years under the JDS program and expected to get master degrees for their specific subjects and return to their original posts in the Nepal Government.
“This year we had 116 applicants for JDS program and finally these 20 officials were selected through very tough competitive selection. I sincerely hope they will study hard to obtain a master degree in their respective universities and at the same time enjoy the life in Japan,” said Ambassador Ogawa.
Attended by Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhee Prasad Yadav, commerce secretary Naindra Prasad Upadhyaya, former Nepalese ambassadors to Japan Dr. Madan Kumar Bhattarai and Dr. Kedar Bhakta Matheme, joint secretaries, Chief Representative of JICA Jun Sakuma, Japanese ambassador to Nepal Ogawa said,” a long awaited good democratic constitution was promulgated in Nepal about two years ago and the Nepal government has been working very hard to make Nepal a socio economically developed country under this constitution. I believe a certain number of highly educated government officials are necessary t accomplish this purpose.”
Ambassador Ogawa said that the government officials who studied in Japan under the JDS program will certainly play a very significant role in the process of socio-economic development in this country.
“We have already been preparing for the next year JDS scheme and the application will be open from this August. This is a very good program not only for their own carrier betterment but also for the development of this beautiful country. I would to request to senior officials of the government please encourage your subordinates in the office to apply for this JDS program,” said ambassador Ogawa.“I am sure JDS scheme will become a bridge to further deepen the friendly relations between Japan and Nepal.”
Addressing the program, Baikuntha Aryal, head of International Economic Cooperation Coordination Division at MoF, expressed gratitude to the government of Japan on behalf of Nepal government providing such an opportunity to young officials of Nepal Government to acquire knowledge from Japan’s renowned universities. He suggested Nepalese JDS fellow not only learn the books also learn the Japanese culture and work ethics so that we can also change our old mindset. “ This is really a great opportunity for Nepalese young officials to be knowledgeable and competitive required for the development of Nepal,” said Aryal.
Chief Representative of JICA Jun Sakuma said that the JDS Fellow was chosen through a very tough and competitive process. “We hope that they will learn the much needed expertise for Nepal in Japan,” said Jun.
Nepalese officials selected for the JDS program include Narayan Prasad Regmi ,34, Ministry of Finance selected for International University of Japan, Rameshraj Paudel 39, and Ministry of Finance for International University of Japan, Rishi Ram Sigdel, 38, National Planning Commission Secretariat for International University of Japan.
Similarly, Gita Ghimire, 28, National Planning Commission Secretariat for Hiroshima University, Nishan Raj Gautam, 34, National Planning Commission Secretariat for Hiroshima University, Khagendra Prasad Rijal, 40, from Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Minister to International University of Japan and Narayan Timilsina,32 from National Planning Commission Secretariat to International University of Japan.
Rejina Koirala, 37, from Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to Rikkyo University, Umesh Subedi, 33, from Office of the Auditor General to Rikkyo University, Munni Kumari Chaudhary, 31, from Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development to Meiji University, Tara Prasad Joshi ,35, from Ministry of General Administration to Meiji University, Roshan Aryal ,37,from Ministry of Home Affairs to International Christian University and Ran Maya Fyak, 35, Ministry of Education to International Christian University.
Sarita Adhikari, 30, from Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers to Yamaguchi University, Rabindra Manandhar ,31, from Ministry of General Administration to Yamaguchi University, Om Prakash Devkota, 38, from Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation to Ritsumeikan University, Sharadha Chalise,30, from Ministry of Commerce to Ritsumeikan University.
Likewise, Yuba Raj Guragain, 33, from the Election Commission Nepal to Ritsumeikan University, Gorakh Bahadur Shahi, 32, from Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority to Kyushu University, Ganesh Nayak, 34, from Ministry of Law Justice and Parliamentary Affairs to Kyushu University.