Japanese envoy Toshikazu Isomura underlines need to promote cultural ties for peace and harmony in the region
Distributes shields among students at Sindh Children Academy Khairpur
Khairpur: Mr. Toshikazu Isomura, Consul General of Japan in Karachi, said on Friday that the people of Japan love the culture of Sindh and called for further strengthening the cultural relations between Sindh and Japan.
Addressing an award distribution and cultural program organized by Sindh Children Academy Khairpur, he said that the People of Japan love the traditional Colors of Sindh. The Japanese envoy addressed the ceremony in Urdu.
Referring to different programs launched by his country under which Pakistani students are sent to Japan for study tour, Mr. Toshikazu said that enhancing the cultural coordination between Pakistan and Japan requires considerable efforts. “The friendship between Pakistan and Japan has been around for decades, which needed to be further strengthened,” he said.
“We have been organizing the cultural programs mainly in Karachi, or to some extent in Hyderabad, but now such programs would also be held in other parts of Sindh,” Japan’s Consul General said referring to his recent visit to Sukkur and Khairpur.
Chairman, Sindh Children Academy Khairpur Qurban Mangi in his speech told that he visited Japan in 1992 and that visit motivated him to write a travelogue of Japan. He urged the writers and intellectuals of both the countries to play their role for promoting cultural and traditional harmony. Mangi also suggested initiating the Cultural Exchange programs.
Ghulam Abbas Bhandar, Saeed Mangi, Akhtar Mangi, Dr. Aijaz Gajani, Mahmood Soomro, Zamir Lashari, Amar Iqbal, Manzoor Lark, Ibrahim Kharal, Hassan Sheikh, Akhtar Khokhar, Naseer Chachar and others attended the ceremony.
Jabbar Sheikh of Rotary International, Shujaat Siddiqui, traders’ union leader Yar Mohammad Sheikh and others presented cultural gifts of Ajrak and cap to distinguished guest. He was also presented copy of Qurban Mangi’s book on Japan’s travel.
The Consul General of Japan also distributed shields among the position holder kids of the Academy.