A reunion of the South Asian Foundation (SAF) scholars from Asia Pacific University in Dhaka was held on December 20.
The event was attended by SAF scholars who finished their higher education in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bhutan.
In his address as the chief guest chairman of SAF Bangladesh chapter Dr Kamal said, the motive of SAARC is fading day by day. Therefore, the SAF scholars need to come forward to reestablish the regional ties between the SAARC member states.
"The motive of SAF scholarship is to create regional harmony and cultural diversity," he added.
Prof Jamilur Reza Chowdhury, vice-chancellor of Asia Pacific University and co-chairman of SAF Bangladesh Chapter presided over the event, while AUP pro-vice Chancellor Prof M R Kabir was also present.
Every year 10 Bangladeshi scholars are awarded the SAF full scholarship to pursue their higher education at different universities in the SAARC region.