Prior to delivering speech by the Rector of Saint Thomas Catholic University and the Consulate General of India, opening prayer led by Bogor Lumbanraja.

Rector of the Saint Thomas Catholic University, Prof. Sihol Situngkir warmly welcomes the Consulate General of India Medan Mr. Shubham Singh. Rector sincerely appreciates his visit to the Saint Thomas Catholic University. Rector told a glance about 8 faculties and posgradute study programs owned by Unika Medan at this time since established in 1984. Since the International office affairs been founded at Unika, a number of cooperations and collaborations was done and indicates significant results as a means of efforts to reach the ultimate goals in relation to improvement of study programs accreditation managed by the national acrreditation agency of higher education (BAN-PT) Jakarta.

Mr. Shubhan Singh offers a number opportunities to Saint Thomas such as schoolarship, joint research, student’s exhange programs as well as donating books in a corner of Saint Thomas library.

Questions raised by Bogor Lumbanraja to Mr Shubham Singh related student’s exchange programs while Jontra Pangaribuan raised questios about the student’s creative programs. Vice Rector Godlif Sianipar makes sure the university that do exchange programs of universities in India as well as Rector himself makes sure about joint research activities and scholarships as best practices conducted by the Embassy of India in Jakarta and the Consulate General of India in Medan.

Mr. Shubham Singh could responden clearly well and moreover he added about the donation of text books and other international journals and others to be contributed in the corner of Saint Thomas Library.

In the end of the ceremony, taking photographs of all parties and participants would be very good moments after exchange of souvenirs presented by both parties. Rector delivered “Ulos” a unigue traditional souvenir with plague from Unika while Mr Shubham delivered two books about India. Mr Shubham was very happy to accept Ulos from Unika Rector and vice Rectors.