By News Desk
Counsellor Cultural Affairs of the Embassy Indonesia Deny Tri Basuki hoped that Pakistani students having completed their studies in Indonesia will not only play a constructive role in the progress of their country but help further strengthen friendly relationship between Indonesia and Pakistan.
He said this while speaking a reception hosted by Indonesian Embassy in Islamabad in the honour of 20 awardees of Darmasiswa and KNB scholarship programs at Serena Hotel.
Basuki congratulated the recipients and elaborated that the scholarships were a financial assistance offered by the Indonesian government to international students coming from developing countries to pursue their academic programs in Indonesian universities.
He while highlighting the importance of quality human resource said that the mutual cooperation such as the KNB and Darmasiswa scholarships were good opportunities for the students to develop their vision, knowledge and competencies through educational ambitions and professional development in a broad range of fields.
Basuki noted that there was growing interest among the Pakistani students to pursue higher education programs in Indonesia. He added that the Indonesian government had increased the number of scholarship and this year awarded 20 scholarships for the Pakistani students.
He expressed his appreciation to the students coming from different cities of Pakistan and believed that the continued interaction will better facilitate the students and certainly pave the way forward in expanding greater cooperation in human resource development and deeper understanding of cultural diversity.
Indonesian government annually awards two types of scholarships namely Darmasiswa and KNB that opens the opportunity for the potential students to experience life in the culturally most diverse nation in the world while studying their respective fields at the prominent universities in Indonesia.
The Darmasiswa program offers undergraduate scholarship to study Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian Language), Indonesian art & culture, Indonesian culinary and Tourism studies while the KNB Program offers master level scholarships at the leading Indonesian Universities.
More recently, master and doctoral level scholarships offered by a number of Indonesian universities has also received very encouraging response from the Pakistani Students.
The recipients and the alumni of the two Indonesian government funded scholarships, officials of the Embassy with their families, Director Human Resource Development Division, Higher Education Commission and some Indonesians studying in Islamabad attended the event. GNP