Dr. Avnish Jolly, Chandigarh, 31st December, 2008 :The delegation of Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), Govt. of India had sent for training under the programme titled “Youth Leaders-2008” at Tokyo International Centre, Tokyo. This training programme is funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a part of Japan’s official Development Assistance (ODA).
The technical assistance to this programme is being provided through Japan International Cooperation Centre (JICE) and Aizuwakamatsu International Centre, Aizuwakamatsu for technical in puts and field visit. During the visit participants visited JICA Nihonmatsu Training Centre. Incharge implementaion of programme Mr. Kanamikita addressed the group and gave introduction of JICA facilities and activities of 18 centres with briefing of basic schedule of the programme ahead. We also visited National Youth Center , Japan at Tokyo Director, Operation and Programme Addressed the group besides presentation by Research and Training wings of the Center. The participants were exposed to different facilities of the center and were explained almost every activity in premises.
Under this programme 15 youth leaders working in different states of India were nominated by various Govt., Youth and related organizations and educational institutions who have contributed significantly for the welfare, up-liftment and cause of youth. These nominations were scrutinized by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India and were recommended to JICA, Japan through Department of Economic affairs, Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India. Under this training programme Dr. Prashant Singh from Dehradun Uttarakhand, Mr. P.K. Sabale from Mumbai, Ms. Nanda M. Raut from Mumbai, Ms. Harita Mehta from Gujarat, Mr. Gitartha Baruah from Guwahati, Ms. Tajamul Taju from Leh, Mr. Amardeep Singh from Punjab , Mr. D. K. Subbaiah from Arunanchal Pradesh, Mr. P.K. Sain from Arunanchal Pradesh, Rs. Nita Manohar Pednekar from Panaji , Mr. Y.A. Parab from Panaji, Dr. Rupinder Bir Kaur from Chandigarh, Vijay Kumar from Chandigarh, Mr. L. K Singh from Manipur and Dr. Avnish Jolly from Haryana took active part.
During the visit interactive lecture was delivered by Prof Ryokichi Hicoroo, Professor Emeritus, Seiki University , and Tokyo on the topic, “Japan under Globalization”. In his presentation he outlined various factors of Japan’s rise to a global economic power along with major factors responsible for rapid growth restructuring and trade expansion. The other interactive and informative session was with Prof Yokoyama, Professor Emeritus of University of Tokyo in his comprehensive lecture entitled “Society and People of Japan” covered various relevant topics like behaviour, lifestyle of Japanese culture and origin of Japanese religion. He categorically cited different examples to make his view point clear. Prof Yokoyama also quoted a variety of words which are used by Japanese and have specific meaning in daily life.