Japanese Ambassador to Bangladesh Iwama Kiminori has congratulated the winners of the children’s painting competition.
“I do hope that after yesterday’s competition, many of the participants from Bangladesh show strong interest to Japan. Embassy will give relevant information about Japan for your future activities. I do also wish that some of you will one day travel to our country and experience our culture directly,” he said.
The award giving ceremony was held at Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh on Saturday. A total of 15 winners from 5 groups received prizes.
Students from Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, also attended the prize giving ceremony online.
Along with young students, Mayor of Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Tatsuya ITO and repre-sentatives from the city sent a video message encouraging the participants and hoped that more such event will deepen Japan-Bangladesh relations.
“Yesterday, the prizes are given not only to the children of Bangladesh but also to the Japanese boys and girls in Bangladesh and Japan,” said the Ambassador.
Prof. Syed Abul Barq Alvi, Department of Printmaking, University of Dhaka, and Md. Zahirul Hasan, founder President, Bangladesh-Japan Cultural and Friendship Exchange Forum, and Utpal K Das, at-tended the prize giving ceremony.