Seminar on the Guidelines of the JSPS fellowship Programmes held in Dhaka, Bangladesh
The Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA) and the Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) Bangkok office jointly organized a seminar on 14 September 2013 to introduce the JSPS fellowship guidelines to the potential future JSPS fellows in Bangladesh.
The seminar was held at Watercress Restaurant, 186 Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Sarak, Tejgaon, Dhaka,Bangladesh under the chairmanship of Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Hossain, President, BJSPSAA.
Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, JSPS Bangkok office was the speaker
at the seminar.He explained elaborately about the various categories of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) scholarships through a PowerPoint presentation.
Dr. Nur Ahamed Khondaker,General Secretary, BJSPSAA assisted Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita while he presented the seminar.He appreciated and thanked Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita for coming to Bangladesh to encourage Bangladeshi scientists to secure higher opportunities.He also thanked Dr. M. Abdul Maleque, Research and Publication Secretary, BJSPSAA for inviting and contacting personally all participants to attend the seminar.
Prof Dr M Amzad Hossain,Department of Aquaculture, BSMRAU, Salna, Gazipur who recently returned from Japan after availing JSPS program shared his experience in Japan.
The floor was opened for questions from the participants regarding various aspects of the JSPS programs. Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita and Mr.Daisuke Yamada of JSPS Bangkok office,leaders of The Bangladesh JSPS Alumni Association (BJSPSAA) answered the questions.All of them encouraged the participants for applying for the JSPS programs.They also requested the interested persons to visit the website of JSPS for
taking timely steps for application and complying with necessary formalities.The website of JSPS is http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/ and it provides all aspects of the international
Prof. Dr. M. Afzal Hossain, President, BJSPSAA thanked Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita
for organizing the seminar in Bangladesh in his concluding address. He hoped that many Bangladeshi scientists will avail the JSPS programs and thus the friendly ties between Bangladesh and Japan will be enhanced remarkably.
The seminar was followed by lunch at Watercress Restaurant.The seminar was attended by more than 50 participants from various universities and organizations.
I attended the seminar and was impressed by the sincerity of Japanese government for promotion of science in collaborative manner. I personally thank Prof. Dr. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director, JSPS Bangkok office for his great efforts.