KATHMANDU, May 18: Advanced College of Engineering and Management (acem) organized a webinar titled ‘Know Germany’ in partnership with the Embassy of Federal Republic of Germany and Goethe-Zentrum Kathmandu on Monday.
The virtual tour to Germany went live from both Zoom and Facebook. The major attraction of the session was the Ambassador of Germany to Nepal, Roland Schäfer. Experts Sebastian Woitsch, Director of the GZK, Benjamin Matern, Head of Language Department, and Binam Karmacharya, Head of Examination Department of GZK contributed largely to the program while Er Sojan Prajapati moderated the panel discussion.
Addressing the virtual function, Ambassador Schäfer expressed his gratitude to the acem family and also voiced his concern over the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Nepal. He said that Germany and the European Union will be supporting Nepal to fight against the pandemic.
Ambassador Schäfer also said that Nepal is on the right track in providing academic training in the engineering sector. “I sincerely hope to see more skilled engineers in the future. For international exposure, we highly encourage students to join the competent Engineering Colleges of Germany as well,” he said.
Director of the GZK, Sebastian Woitsch shared a short history behind the name Goethe and how it reflected the diverse culture and arts of the nation. “Goethe is a leading language center and is a part of an incredible network of more than 200 institutes of the world,” he said. The GZK has a skilled team of specialists from across the globe.
Benjamin Matern, Head of Language Department at GZK, in coordination with Head of Examination Department at the institute, Binam Karmacharya, shared in detail about Germany, its culture, turbulent past, historic places, wonderful festivals, unique civilization and obviously the rich language in a truly artistic manner.
Chairman of acem, Ramesh Silwal shared his experience of Germany and the importance of German language while at the country. While thanking the ambasador, he also opined that such events help to enlighten not just the interested students but also the overall participants.