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May 2, 2016

Pakistan-Japan partnership through the lens of shutterbugs gets prized

PhotoFirst Prize winner receiving a Prize from Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, CR of JICA Pakistan

PhotoSecond Prize winner receiving a Prize from Mr. Hiromu Inoue, Representative, JICA Pakistan on behalf of Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, CR of JICA Pakistan

PhotoThird Prize winner receiving a Prize from Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, CR of JICA Pakistan

PhotoSpecial Prize winner receiving a Prize from Ms. Nazia Seher, Senior Programme Officer, JICA Pakistan on behalf of Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo, CR of JICA Pakistan

Islamabad; May 2, 2016: "JICA Photo Contest 2015" ends successfully with the distribution of prizes amongst the winners and participants. The innovative contest aimed at highlighting the long standing partnership for human resource development between JICA and Pakistan.

The contest was open to students of Institutes with a history of collaboration with JICA. Students from fourteen Institutes from across Pakistan participated in the month long contest and submitted their nominations.

Mr. Aleem Liaqat, the winner of the first prize from Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI), Islamabad, said, "I am excited and jubilant for grabbing the first position. I am grateful to JICA for such a worthy and beautiful prize. I will never forget this day in my life".

Mr. Muhammad Ammar Tufail from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, won the second prize and while commenting on the significance of the prize said "It is heartening to receive the prize from JICA team who came all the way from Islamabad to Faisalabad to handover to me the prize I have won. It is a motivation booster for me".

Mr. Muhammad Danish of CTTI grabbed the third prize and said he feels "blessed" to have received his prize from Chief Representative of JICA Mr. Yasuhiro Tojo.

Ms. Sadia Rafique, a student of Regional Institute for Teacher Education, Abbottabad, won the special prize and Ms. Nazia Seher (JICA Official) on behalf of Mr. Yauhiro Tojo went to Abbottabad and handed over the prize to her. She like other students was "jubilant, excited and thankful to JICA for appreciating her efforts".

It is noteworthy here that a participation prizes were also given to other students who could not make it to the top positions.

In his message, Mr. Tojo said "The competition was tough; however, everybody's effort is precious. I am also happy to inform you all that the winners' photos are already a part of JICA calendar for Year 2016, and enjoyed by many people who are displaying those calendars at their homes, offices, schools, and factories".


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