MEXT Scholars Orientation Program
Japanese Government (MEXT) Scholarship orientation program, 2023 was held at the Embassy Hall, on 15th September 2023.
This year, 14 Nepali students received the MEXT scholarship under University Recommendation scheme. In spring, five MEXT scholarship students were sent to Japan under Embassy Recommendation scheme, which means, in FY2023, the Japanese government provided 19 Nepali students with opportunities for higher education.
Where Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha President of Japanese University Alumni Association of Nepal (JUAAN) gave a Welcome Speech as follows.
Ms. Mayuko Sato, Cultural Secretary, Embassy of Japan
Mr. Harendra Bikas Barua, Former President of JUAAN
New MEXT scholars
Senior Members of JUAAN
Ladies and gentlemen,
Namaskar/ Konichiwa and Good afternoon
It is my great pleasure that I stand before you today as the President of the Japanese University Alumni Association of Nepal (JUAAN) to extend a warm welcome to all the new students who have been selected to receive the prestigious MEXT scholarship for higher studies in Japan. This is an extraordinary achievement, and I would like to congratulate each and every one of you on this remarkable milestone.
First and foremost, I would like to express our deepest gratitude to the Government of Japan for their continuous support in providing scholarships to Nepalese students. This unwavering commitment to fostering educational opportunities has made a significant impact on the lives of many individuals, including ourselves. We are immensely grateful for the generosity and vision of the Japanese government.
I would also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to the Embassy of Japan in Nepal for their invaluable support in organizing this orientation program. We appreciate this effort in creating a platform for aspiring scholars to embark on their educational journey in Japan.
Furthermore, it is an honor to have Ms. Mayuko Sato, the Cultural Secretary, with us today. Your gracious presence at this orientation program is truly inspiring, and we thank you for taking the time to address our new students. Your guidance and insights will undoubtedly serve as a beacon of light as they navigate their way through their studies in Japan.
As you embark on this incredible journey, I want to emphasize the importance of recognizing the historical linkages between Nepal and Japan. In 1902, eight fortunate students from Nepal embarked on a transformative journey to Japan, laying the foundation for a strong and enduring bond between two nations. Their pioneering spirit and commitment to knowledge have become a symbol of resilience and determination. Today, you are the torchbearers of this legacy, carrying forward the torch of cultural exchange, knowledge sharing, and friendship during the study period and after wards.
Studying in Japan is not only an opportunity for academic growth; it is a chance to immerse your selves in a rich and diverse culture. Japan, with its technological advancements, artistic heritage, and academic excellence, offers a unique platform for learning and personal development. Embrace the Japanese way of life, engage with the local community, and seize every opportunity to expand your horizons. Your experiences in Japan will not only shape you as individuals but will also contribute to the promotion of Nepal-Japan relations.
As members of the Japanese University Alumni Association of Nepal, we are here to support and guide you throughout your journey. The senior members present today, with their wealth of experience and wisdom, are here to provide valuable insights and suggestions about life in Japan. They have walked the path you are about to embark upon and can offer invaluable advice on navigating the challenges, seizing opportunities, and making the most of your time in Japan.
JUAAN eagerly anticipate your return as accomplished graduates. We welcome you with open arms to join our esteemed alumni network, where you can connect with fellow scholars, share your experiences, and contribute to the growth of our association. We are confident that your time in Japan will equip you with the skills, knowledge, and perspectives needed to contribute meaningfully to our society.
Finally, I would like to once again congratulate all the new scholarship recipients. Your dedication, hard work, and academic achievements have opened new doors of opportunity. Embrace this chance to learn, grow, and make lasting connections. The Japanese University Alumni Association of Nepal (JUAAN) stands ready to support you in your journey and celebrate your successes.
Thank you all for your presence here today, and I extend my best wishes to each and every one of you. May your time in Japan be filled with profound learning, personal growth, and cherished memories. We eagerly await your return as proud members of the Japanese University Alumni Association of Nepal.
Dr. Sunil Babu Shrestha
President of JUAAN
15th September, 2023