Dr. Handa Conferred Grand Cross

 

The University of Cambodia

  Press Release

 

 Dr. Haruhisa Handa to be conferred with a

Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Monisaraphon

By Samdech Tech Hun Sen,

Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia

 

Phnom Penh, 13 October 2008: The University of Cambodia is pleased to announce that Dr. Haruhisa Handa, Founder and President of the International Foundation for Arts and Culture (IFAC), Chancellor of The University of Cambodia (UC), and Chairman of World Mate, has been conferred with the Royal Order of Monisaraphon Grand Cross by His Majesty Samdech Preah Boramaneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia, for his many contributions to Cambodia in almost the last two decades in the areas of education, social welfare, school infrastructure, medical care, orphanage, supporting the victims of the Khmer Rouge genocide, among others. Dr. Handa has also provided a large number of scholarships to Cambodian students nationwide to study at the university.
 
In particular, in 2007 and 2008, Dr Handa has provided 500 scholarships to university students for each year under the framework of Samdech Hun Sen – Dr Handa National Scholarships.
 
In recognition of Dr. Handa’s generous contributions to Cambodia, Samdech Akka Moha Senai Pedai Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, will present a Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Monisaraphon to Dr. Haruhisa Handa during the official Ceremony of the Samdech Hun Sen – Dr. Handa National Scholarships on October 15, 2008, in Phnom Penh, where the 500 students will also receive their scholarship certificates from both Samdech Techo the Prime Minister and Dr. Handa.
 
To be sure, the Grand Cross of the Royal Order of Monisaraphon is the highest award of the Royal Order of Monisaraphon by His Majesty Samdech Preah Boramaneath NORODOM SIHAMONI, King of Cambodia.
 
It is also important to note that Dr. Haruhisa Handa had made numerous and generous contributions to Cambodia in many fields, including higher education such as in the present case.
  
 

 

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