First Meeting of the Okayama University International Alumni (Mandalay Branch) was held on the morning of August 19, 2018 at Hnin Si Phyu Room, Hotel Mandalay, Mandalay.
Special guests from Okayama University, from Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA), Yangon, from Mandalay Region and nearly 35 members of Okayama University Alumni members attended the great ceremony.
Dr. Myo Khin, President of the Myanmar Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) welcomed all special guests and attendees to the ceremony. He appreciated collaboration with Okayama University with Myanmar Universities in research and academic field for many years.
Then, speeches delivered by Prof. Dr. Masao TSURI, Vice-chairperson, Okayama University International Alumni Association, Okayama University and Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro KIMATA, Professor/Head of Okayama University Office for Myanmar Medical Collaboration (OMMC), Okayama University .They congratulated the grand opening of the Okayama University International Alumni (Mandalay Branch) and hoped for stronger collaboration in the area of research, knowledge exchange and other fields in future.
Mr. Akihito HORIGUCHI, Diplomatic official of the Japan Embassy stated that congratulation for an official establishment of the Okayama University International Alumni (Mandalay Branch).
Prof. Dr. Shigeru OKADA, Chairman of Myanmar-Japan Collaboration Project for Fostering Medical Human Resources delivered congratulatory speech for this successful opening ceremony. He explained history of long term collaboration with Okayama University with Myanmar University in many years and encourage for future activities.
Prof. Dr. Mya Mya Aye, Rector of University of Medical Technology (Mandalay) thanked to all special guests and attendees to this ceremony on behalf of Okayama alumni from Mandalay and she expressed gratitude to Prof. Dr. Shigeru OKADA and all representatives of Okayama University for offering scholarship, various academic and research training in many years .
Prof. Dr. Mya Mya Aye received “Certificate of Establishment” from Prof. Dr. Masao TSURI, and “Letter of Appreciation” from Prof. Dr. Yoshihiro KIMATA, on behalf of Okayama University.
Before closing, Organizing Committee of Okayama University International Alumni (Mandalay Branch) including one President, 2 Vice-President, one secretary, one Treasurer and 3 members announced at ceremony.
All guests and attendees took the stage and documentary photo was taken and then all were entertained with lunch.
The establishment of ceremony was successfully conducted for Mandalay Branch and future activities will be performed.