Welcome speech by the President of Germany(center) ! His wife (left) and President of Humboldt fundation (right).
We were more than 1200 participants on the annual meeting of Humboldt foundation in Berlin on June 8-10, 2009. The President of Germany, Dr. Horst Köhler, gave a reception for the Humboldt fellows and their families in the garden of President office. Among these participants 613 were research fellow, 324 spouses and more than 300 childrens. All were in the same hotel and it was very big international gathering. The research fellows were from 82 countries. We were two nepalies families there. The other research fellow was Dr. Rameshor Adhakari from the Central Department of Chemistry, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu. He is Assistant Professor. Presently he is Humboldt fellow in Martin Luther University in Halle. He is going back to Nepal in last of July after completion of his research stay in Germany. I am sharing some of the photos of the ceremoney. However, I could not take a picture with the honorable president.
(Dr. H. Bhattarai and Dr. B. Paudel with other Nepalese scholars at the premise of Premises of President's Office, Berlin, Germany!)