A team of five dignitaries headed by Professor Dr. A.K Azad Khan Vice Chairman of Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) Bangladesh and the Board of Trustees of Hamdard University Bangladesh visited Kathmundu, Nepal for three (03) days. The other dignitaries were Kazi Mansur-Ul-Huq, Director, Information & Publication of Hamdard Laboratories (Waqf) and the member of BoT of Hamdard University Bangladesh; Lt Colonel Mahabubul Alam Chowdhury (Retd.), Director, Hamdard Foundation Bangladesh and the member of BoT of Hamdard University Bangladesh; the Vice Chancellor of Hamdard University Bangladesh Md. Abdul Mannan, PhD; and the Head of the Department of Unani and Ayurvedic medicine Dr. Md. Khairul Alam. The Purpose of the visit was to forge collaboration between Nepal and Bangladesh for Human Recourse Development in different sectors including health sciences. They also discussed the possibilities of developing medicines from natural products of Nepal. In addition, discussions were also held regarding the export of natural products from Hamdard Bangladesh until the time of production facilities developed in Nepal. Hamdard being a philanthropic organization proposed to offer education program at subsidized fees and in deserving cases providing scholarship.
The team met Honorable Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population, Honorable Giri Rajmani Pokharel, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Khaga Raj Baral, Secretary General of Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and other high officials of Nepal. All of them expressed their interests in collaboration and invited a proposal. Her Excellency Mashfee Binte Shams, Ambassador of Bangladesh expressed all support for the proposed collaboration. A press conference was held in the evening at the Airport Hotel.
The Honorable Vice Chancellor of Hamdard University Bangladesh Md. Abdul Mannan, PhD presented a multimedia presentation and answered fruitfully all the queries from the audience of the conference.