Visit of Dr. Dinesh P. Chapagain in the Philippines
Good Evening and Namaskar from Nepal.
Yesterday, on 19th February 2008 at about noon time, we (Shanti and I) reached Kathmandu after a very enjoyable and productive four weeks vacation at Manila and Singapore. We felt the same cold breeze of 10 degree Celsius at the airport like it was when we left Kathmandu four weeks back on 17th January. The pleasant weather of 25 degree Celsius we left behind at Manila and Singapore.
I used this period mainly to read some books of interest. I started with The Hidden Agenda, then The Wu Li Dancing Masters, Food Technology and Globalization, and concluded with The Undouchables. All were mind blowing with new iseas. We enjoyed and used each minute of our stay at Manila and Singapore. It was possible only because of you. We like to thank you for all supports we needed to avail this opportunity. I and my wife Shanti sincerely acknowledge this psychosocial supports from all of you.
To Hans, I may not be able to forget the luxurious staying at Pacific Plaza Tower Condominium at the Global City with morning meditation at Swimming Pool and evening walk at Bonifacio High Street. This was my highest privilege in my life time. The ADB executive lunch was really a memorable one.
To Mamu and me, the time spent at the Montemar Beach was unforgettable
moments of our life. It was a nice meeting with Kitty and Annamari. Thank you very much Hans for all this.
To Tina, your valuable time augmented with wonderful networks at Philippines and Singapore has done wonderful help to me which I had never expected and experienced before. Due to your efforts, I was able to meet wonderful persons like Prof. Rene T. Domingo, Dr. Sonia Y. de Leon, Mr. Artemio S. Labtis and Ms. Victoria M. Vallestero. Because of you it was possible for me to share some of their knowledge of expertise. Thank youvery much Tina.
To Yoshioka San, we like to thank you and the AOTS Manila office for the meeting opportunity and wonderful lunch you have given to us at Jaipur Fort Bonifacio. I hope to have nice networking with Nepal AOTS Alumni Society with the AOTS Alumni Society of the Philippines.
To Madam Victoria, the dynamic quality lady from Asia Pacific Quality Organization, please accept my sincere thanks for your time and efforts given to us. You not only gave your valuable time with me and a nice breakfast meeting, but also introduced Dr. Josephine M. Cruz, principal of Rizal High School to introduce the subject of Students’ Quality Circles at the school level at the Philippines. Thank you very much Victoria.
To Dr. Joshephine, please accept my heartily thanks for providing me
opportunity to share my knowledge on Students’ Quality Circles with your teachers numbering to more than hundreds. You have committed teachers and intelligent students. I am sure you can prepare total quality people introducing SQCs among students at your record keeping school. I suggest you to please use my book and PowerPoint slides to conduct seminars and trainings, not only at your school but also to other schools at Philippines. Victoria can help you in this journey of preparing total quality people with technical back ups. You must have received the Power Point I have sent to you through our Driver.
To Dr. Sonia, thanks for your time and the book edited by you “Food technology and Globalization”. The book can be used as a resource material for the quality and food technology professionals. I like to congratulate you for your success in preparing wonderful and quality people at home and at the university. Also, we would like to thank you for introducing Dean Erlinda S. Echanis of University of Philippines College of Business Administration. Please forgive me for postponing my talk program at Science High School and Department of Industrial Engineering, UP. I could not manage my time. I will definitely keep my priority agenda in my next trip to Philippines (But, I am not sure when that will be possible). I would love to interact with students and teachers on the subject of Students’ Quality Circle to prepare Total Quality People. I think Madam Victoria Vallestero can help you to introduce SQC at these schools and colleges. She is an authority on Quality matters at Philippines. Dr. Josephine, Principal, Rizal high School may also help you. I request you to please contact Victoria and Josephine in this regard. They will definitely like to help you.
To Dr. Domingo, one of my favorite quality gurus whose article with sweet and short TQM Masalas I like to read and am very fond of and would like to read very often. Thanks for the time you have given to me at Asian Institute of Management. Discussions we had regarding quality peoples and quality teachers were memorable one.
To Dean Erlinda, I would like to acknowledge the meeting we had at your office at the College of Business Administration, University of Philippines. Thanks for the time you have given to us.
To Mr. Labtis, a senior ISO/TQM expert on Small and Medium Enterprises, I like to thank you for the opportunity of meeting you. I like to remind you about my suggestions of making a handbook for implementation of TQM at SMEs. I like to request you to assist us (NQPCN) to help us in this regard.
To Dr. Bindu Lohani, a person having a leadership capability at ADB Manila whom I respect as a person of national prestige- We like to thank you and Sumana Bhauju for the grand dinner at your house with delicious vegetarian foods which had your very personal touch. I respect your concern for nation, as usual. Thanks Bindu.
To Johnson and Lim, We like to thank you both and madams too for an excellent dinner at the vegetarian Chinese cuisine in Singapore. Once again, I like to request you both to consider my suggestion to prepare a proposal of training programs with or without AOTS/WNF funds to conduct joint ASEAN/South Asian Quality trainings at Nepal with Singaporean resource persons. NQPCN will be happy to coordinate such programs.
To Riddhi, whom I always consider as my fast old buddy at Singapore, We like to thank you for effective and family like staying at Singapore.
Bhauju’s useful guidance to tour Singapore in two days was really time managed. First day at Orchard Road, Esplanade and China Town was very much useful. Second days visit to Sentosha and Mustafa, little India was more than enough to see Singaporean multicultural ethnic settings. We observed keenly and realized the differential progress made by Singapore in a decade. We can never forget the wonderful vegetarian food prepared by Bhauju. Thanks to Riddhi, Bhauju and Rejina.
To Neetu, we would like to thank you for wonderful gifts you have given to us and the Chapagain family- beautiful Keya and charming Noor. Keya’ sweet wantus and Noor’s first ever smile, oh! These memories will be always with us.
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Thanks……and best wishes
Prof. Dinesh P. Chapagain
Hon.Chairman, NQPCN, Kathmandu