Monday, 2 March 2015

Delegation Of African Countries Visits Desh Bhagat University


A delegation from African countries visited Desh Bhagat University. The delegation consisted of Daniel Peter Othol (Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan), Bothath Tsikoane, (High Commissioner for Lesotho) and Dr. Remacle Maswaku Gatela (First Counsellor, Democratic Republic of Congo). The coordinator of the delegation was Mr. Deepak Vohra (Special Advisor to Prime Minister Lesotho and Guinea-Bissau). The objective of this visit was to enhance proximity between India and South African countries through educational and cultural exchange.

While welcoming the delegates, Pro Chancellor of the university Ms. Tejinder Kaur said that a large number of students from different countries are taking education in Desh Bhagat University. She further remarked that DBU has the educational facilities of international standard and students coming from abroad are provided homely environment to enable them pursue their courses in the best possible way.




The delegates took a round of the campus of the university. Apart from Ayurveda, Agriculture, Education, Engineering, Hotel Management, Nursing and some other departments, they evinced a keen interest in the Airplane Simulation Room of the Airlines Department. They also interacted with the faculty and students of the university on different topics like leadership, management, higher education and cultural matters. A cultural event was organised for the delegation in which the university students presented Gujrati, Bangali, Punjabi and Himachali folk songs and a colourful cultural programme.

Ambassador of the Republic of South Sudan Mr. Daniel Peter Othol expressed pleasure and satisfaction over the visit saying that it has been a highly educative and entertaining experience for them. Mr. Bothath Tsikoane, (High Commissioner for Lesotho) and Dr. Remacle Maswaku Gatela (First Counselor, Democratic Republic of Congo) said that such visits dismantled the barriers between different nations as the youth all over the world face same challenges, share same responsibilities and nurture same aspirations. All the delegates appreciated the university authorities for providing state of the art infrastructure to the students.

Chancellor Desh Bhagat University, Dr. Zora Singh expressed the hope that their visit to India in general and to Desh Bhagat University in particular will prove quite fruitful and they will return to their countries with good impression and sweet memories.

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