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Category: 19th Executive Committee Election 2076


19th Executive Committee Election 2076

August 19th, 2019 by

Dear valued members of Nepal Geological Society,

It is our pleasure to inform you that the pre-voting for the forthcoming election of 19th Executive Committee of Nepal Geological society will remain open from 12:00 pm noon of 3rd Bhadra 2076 (20th August 2019, 6:15 GMT) to 12:oo pm noon of 5th Bhadra 2076 (22nd August 2019,6:15 GMT).

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The profile is created based on the records provided by the 18th Executive Committee of Nepal Geological Society. If the records including membership no. and email address that you are using are different, then you can contact the NGS Office/ 18th executive committee for correction and verification.

ELECTION MANUAL

Also I like to mention here that the venue for voting has been changed. Please correct the venue specified in the previous notice with the revised notice attached herewith. Eligible voter members of the society who do not participate in pre voting can cast their vote during 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm on 6th Bhadra 2076 (August 23, 2019) at voting centre fixed at Lainchaur Banquet Premises, Lainchaur, Kathmandu. I humbly request all the members to come preferably with membership card of Nepal Geological Society or any other cards of your identity and facilitate the election procedure.

Please visit https://www.election.ngs.org.np for more information about voting system and information about candidates.

Regards,
19th Executive Committee election sub committee
Nepal Geological Society

Interaction program between 18th executive committee and senior members of the society on “Role of Geologist on Federal System” and “Formation of Geological Council”

December 14th, 2018 by

Nepal Geological Society (NGS) organized an interaction program between 18th executive committee and senior members of the society in the topic “Role of geologists on Federal System” and “Formation of Geological Council” on 2074/5/30, Friday at the auditorium hall of the Department of Mines and Geology, Lainchaur, Kathmandu. About thirty five senior members of the society were present on the interaction program. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the Society delivered welcome speech and highlighted the interaction program. Mr. Rajendra Khanal, Director General of Department of Mines and Geology; Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of the Department of Irrigation; Mr. Andy Prakash Bhatta, President of Nepal Hydrogeological Association; Mr. Achyutananda Bhandari, Honorary Member and Ex-President of the NGS, Mr. Vinod Singh Chhetri, Ex-President of the NGS; Mr. Krishna Prasad Kaphle, Ex-President and Honorary Member of the NGS; Dr. Soma Nath Sapkota, Deputy Director General of Department of Mines and Geology; Dr. Naresh Kazi Tamrakar, Associate Professor of Central Department of Geology and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Nepal Geological Society; Dr. Danda Pani Adhikari, Associate professor of the Department of Environmental Science, Tri-Chandra Campus and Immediate Past President of the NGS; Mr. Moti Bahadur Kunwar (senior member of NGS); Mr. Govinda Sharma Pokhrel (senior member of NGS) put their view on the topic and fruitful discussions were made. They suggested to make a strong coordination among the geologists woking in different ogranizations to ensure the maximum number of geologists in different sectors.  Similarly, Mr. Suresh Raj Upreti, Mr. Uttam Bol Shrestha, Mr. Ramesh Kumar Aryal and Prof. Dr. Suresh Das Shrestha also took part in the interaction program. They highlighted the necessity of the geological council to improve the quality of the geological profession. Mr. Prakash Pokhrel (geologist from Department of Mines and Geology) and Mr. Narayan Adhikari (Member of 18th executive committee) served as the rapporteurs. At the end of the program Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS assured to incorporate the suggestions from distinguished participants and to take the necessary steps for the process in his concluding remarks. At the last of the program, Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS, extended vote of thanks.The program was conducted by Dr. Kamala Kanta Acharya, general secretary of the Society.

Conclusion of the program

1. NepalGeological Society (NGS), Department of Mines and Geology (DMG), Department ofIrrigation (DoI), Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University along with othergeo-science related organizations should make strong coordination tocommunicate with concerned authorities of governmental organization to ensureand extend the role and responsibility of geologists on newly proposedrestructuring  system of the government.

2. Geological Council isnecessary to overallmonitor the involvement, qualification and experience of the geoscientists inthe field of geological profession. Therefore, result-oriented action should be taken bythe Society for the formation of geological council. 

IDDR- Day, 2017 Organized

December 13th, 2018 by

Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, Kathmandu

Date: October 13, 2017 ((Friday, 27 Ashwin 2074)

Nepal GeologicalSociety (NGS) has observed the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR)on October 13, 2017 (Friday, 27 Ashwin 2074). The venue was Nepal TourismBoard, Bhrikutimandap, Kathamndu. NGS has been observing IDDR Day regularlyeach year by organizing different programs. This year, the society organized a one day symposium with six presentations on related theme (Theme ofIDDR 2017 is Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure Reducing Displacement) inassociation with National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) / Department of WaterInduced Disaster Management (DWIDM)/ President Chure- Terai MadheshConservation Development Board (PCTMCDB)/ International Centre for IntegratedMountain Development (ICIMOD)/ Nepal Tourisms Board (NTB) and National Societyfor Earthquake Technology Nepal (NSET). Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, DeputyDirector General of the Department of Irrigation was the Convener of thesymposium. The symposium was divided into Inaugural and Technical Session and141 participants were present in the program.

INAUGURAL SESSION

Dr. Kabi RajPaudyal, President of the NGS chaired the session and Honorable Minister Mr.Sanjaya Kumar Gautam, Ministry of Irrigation was the chief guest of the program.Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of Department of Irrigationand Convener of the IDDR Day Organizating Committee-2074 delivered welcomespeech on behalf of the NGS and organizing committee. Chief Guest HonorableMinister Gautam inaugurated the program by lightening the lamp. Dr. Kabi RajPaudyal, President of the NGS highlighted the program and activities of NGS inthe field of disaster reduction. Professor Dr. Jibaraj Pokhrel, Vice Chancellorof NAST; Mr. Birendra Yadav, Chairman,President Chure- Terai Madhesh Conservation Development Board; Prof. Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel, CEO,NationalReconstruction Authority delivered their speech as the guest of the program.Chief Guest Honorable Minister Mr. Sanjaya Kumar Gautam mentioned the need ofsuch program and assured support from the government in his speech. At the endof the session, Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS extendedconcluding remarks and vote of thanks. The program was conducted by Dr. KamalaKant Acharya, General Secretary of the NGS

TECHNICAL SESSION

        Following the inaugural session a technical session was held. Mr. Samjol Ratna Bajracharya chaired the session and Mr. Bishowmani Pokhrel and Dr. Ashok Sigdel served as rapporteurs. Six technical papers were presented in the session. The title and presenter of the session is summarized below:

S.N Title of the paper Presenter
1 Reducing flood risks by reaching the most vulnerable in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya Neera Shrestha Pradhan, ICIMOD
2 Flood Early Warning System in Nepal Rajendra Sharma, Binod Parajuli and Sunil Pokharel , DHM
3 Understanding Monitoring and Evaluation on Flood Early Warning System for Climate Induced Hazards in Nepal in the perspective of Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 – 2030 Ramesh Man Tuladhar DRR and M&E Specialist, Freelance Consultant
4 The Lesson learned for Buildings Structures and Nonstructural Components: A Case of Gorkha Earthquake Sujan Raj Adhikari and Omkala Khanal,  NSET
5 Community based low-cost Flash Flood Early Warning System in Nepal Basanta Raj Adhikari and Nagendra Raj Sitoula,Centre for Disaster Studies, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
6 Landslide inventory mapping along Ramche-Jharlan Area in Dhading, Rasuwa and Nuwakot districts, Lesser Himalaya, Central Nepal Jharendra K.C., Purushottam Neupane, Deepak Gautam and Kabi Raj Paudyal, Central Department of Geology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal

There were lively discussions and comments on each paper immediately after the presentation. After the completion of all presentations, Samjol Ratna Bajracharya, Chairman of the session called all the presenters on the dais and congratulated them. One our open discussion was held within the presented topic. At the end of the program chairman briefly commented on the papers and extended thanks to all the participants who have participated and helped to make the symposium grand success.

One Day Workshop Program Organized on the occasion of Earthquake Safety Day Program

December 13th, 2018 by

Nepal Geological Society organized a one day workshop on Earthquake Safety Day-2074 in 2074/10/13 at the conference hall of the World Trade Center, Tripureshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal in association with Private and Boarding School Association Nepal (PABSON Kathmandu Province). About 150 participants including 90 Secondary level teachers and founder of different schools of the Kathmandu valley were participated on the workshop. The main theme of the workshop was Earthquake Safety and earth science curriculum in the school level. The workshop was divided into two sessions. First session was technical and later one was closing ceremony.

TECHNICAL SESSION

In technical Session five presentations and one documentary and safety demonstration were presented. Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS and Mr. Laxman Subedi, Treasurer of the NGS served as Chair and Co-chair of the session. There were five presentations in the technical session. Out of these two were related to curriculum and three were related to the earthquake science and school safety. Mr. Kamal Sapkota presented on present curriculum of school science. Similarly, Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal president of NGS and Mr. Saroj Maharjan, principal of Jesse’s School, presented on the present geo-science curriculum of school level. They pointed several shortcomings in the syllabus and mistakes in the text books. Mr. Sudhir Rajaure (DDG/DMG), Mr. Lok Bijaya Adhikari (Chief/NSC) and Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai from Department of Mines and Geology presented on the earthquake science and school safety. Students of Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS) from Central Department of Geology and Department of Geology Tri-Chandra Campus presented a short earthquake documentary and  earthquake safety demonstration. Dr. Kamala Kanta Acharya, general secretary of NGS and Mr. Bharat Bhandari, Asst. Prof. of Central Department of Environmental Science, were involved to prepare these presentation and demonstration materials.  

CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing Ceremony was conducted by Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of the NGS; chaired by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS and the chief guest of the session was Prof. Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari, Director of Research Center for Applied Science and Technology (RECAST), TU. In the start of the program, Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS delivered the welcome speech and highlighted the program. Mr. Ram Prasad Ghimire, Deputy Director General of the Department of Mines and geology; Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Deputy Director General of the Department of Irrigation; Mr. Krishna Prasad Kapri, for Deputy Director of Secondary Level Curriculum Development Center; Dr. Ananta Prasad Gajurel, Head, Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Campus and Ms. Deepika Thapa, Vice President of the PABSON Central Committee delivered their speech as the guest of the program. Chief Guest, Prof. Dr. Rameshwor Adhikari, Director of RECAST explained the importance of such workshop in his speech and presentation and gave thanks to NGS and PABSON for the joint effort to carry out such fruitful program to school teachers and directors. At the end of the program, Mr. Thankin Kumar Gurung, President of the PABSON Kathmandu Valley Province extended his vote of thanks.


Press meeting on the third memory of 2015 Gorkha Earthquake

December 13th, 2018 by

Venue: Department of Water Resources and Irrigation (DOWRI)

Date: April 25, 2018

Organizer: Nepal Geological Society (NGS)

Press meeting on thememory of 3 years of Gorkha Earthquake was conducted by the Society on April25, 2018 on the Auditorium Hall of Department of Irrigation, Jawalakhel,Lalitpur. On the occasion 25 journalists from different media house were participated. The program was chaired by president of the Nepal Geological Society Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal and Dr. Amod Mani Dixit General Secretary of NSET was the chief guest. Prof. Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai (Member, NationalReconstruction Authority), Dr. Deepak Chamlagain (Assistant professor,Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus), Dr. Sudhir Rajaure (DeputyDirector General, Department of Mines and Geology) and Mr. Mukunda Bhattarai(Seismologist, National Seismological Center) delivered their presentationrelated to Gorkha Earthquake and its aftermath. After the presentation a pressrelease was distributed to the media persons and all the participants. ChiefGuest of the program Dr. Amod Mani Dixit highlighted the need of such programto disseminate the research findings related to earthquake to the stake holdersduring his speech. At the end of the program Vice President of the NepalGeological Society gave vote of thanks. The program was conducted by Mr.Surendra Maharjan, Deputy General Secretary of the Nepal Geological Society.

Training and Interaction program on: “Mining and Engineering Geology in the Field”

December 13th, 2018 by

Venue: seminar hall of the Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur

Date: 8 July, 2018.

Organizer: Nepal Geological Society and Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS)

One day training and interaction program on Mining and Engineering Geology profession was jointly organized by Nepal Geological Society (NGS) and Nepal Geological Student Society (NGSS) in the seminar hall of the Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur on 8 July, 2018. The training was targeted to the master level students of final semester in general geology and engineering geology. More than 60 students participated from Central Department of Geology and Department of Geology, Tri-Chandra Multiple Campus. The main aim of the program was to prepare the students for professional job especially in the field of mining and engineering geology. On the program Mr. Lila Nath Rimal (Mining Geology Expert) and Mr. Sanjeev Regmi (Engineering Geology Expert), presented and interacted with students about the role and responsibility of young geologists in these sectors in future. They focused on the present rules, regulations, system, working trend, duties and inputs of geologists, quality assurance, most adopted guidelines, content of report preparation, communication with other disciplines etc.

The program was chaired by Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of Nepal Geological Society. He highlighted the advantage of such program to develop professional skills in new job with new responsibility. He added that the academic knowledge might not be fully sufficient for specific professional duties and such type of training program would help to orient the young geologists in their professional job overcoming the difficulties of understanding.

Speech from Prof. Dr.Lalu Prasad Paudel, Head of the Central Drpartmernt of Geology, Tribhuvan University

Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of Nepal Geological Society andCoordinator of Academic and Professional Development Sub Committee deliveredthe welcome speech and highlighted the program. Prof. Dr. Lalu Prasad Paudel,Head of the Central Department of Geology focused on the need of such program.He assured to support such useful trainings from the CDG in coming days also inhis speech. Mr. Deepak Sapkota, president of NGSS conducted the program. At thelast of the program training certificates were distributed to the participants.

IDDR-Day 2018 Organized

November 13th, 2018 by

Venue: Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu, Nepal
Date: October 13, 2018 (27 Ashoj, 2075)
Organizer: Nepal Geological Society

The Nepal Geological Society (NGS) has organized one-day symposium to observe the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) on October 13, 2018 (Saturday, 27 Ashwin, 2075) at the conference hall of Nepal Tourism Board, Bhrikutimandap, Katmandu. The one-day symposium was organized upon the call from Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal in collaboration with UNDP Nepal, Department of Water Resource and Irrigation and National Society for Earthquake Technology along with several other associated partners (Nineteen governmental and non-governmental organizations). The program was financially supported by UNDP Nepal, Department of Water Resource and Irrigation and National Society for Earthquake Technology along with the relevant presentations. Honorable Home Minister of Nepal Government Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa inaugurated the program as the chief guest. The NGS has been observing IDDR Day regularly each year by organizing different programs. This year, the society organized a one-day symposium with ten presentations on related theme (Theme of IDDR 2018 is THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS AND DISASTER RISK REDUCTION (SDGS): REDUCING THE ECONOMIC LOSS OF DISASTERS ‘’???? ????? ??????????? ????? ?????, ?????? ????? ?????”).

The geological hazards (earthquake, landslide, flood etc) are the major challenges to the national development and poverty alleviation in Nepal. Therefore, Nepal Geological Society initiated the advocacy in the area that included awareness campaign through the regular celebration of the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (UN/IDNDR) since 1990s. After the establishment of UNISDR (United Nation International Strategy for Disaster Reduction), the society has carried out its activities in line with the UNISDR aims of building disaster resilient communities by promoting increased awareness of the importance of disaster reduction for reducing human, social, economic and environmental losses due to natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters. The activities of NGS towards disaster prevention was acknowledged by UN Humanitarian and Emergency Relief Coordination office of IDNDR Secretariat in Geneva, by awarding UN-Sasakawa Disaster Prevention Award in 1998 for its efforts in disseminating the scientific knowledge and spreading the awareness to the general public, concerned authority as well as to the stakeholders to prevent the natural disaster. The society is committed to advocate for disaster risk reduction and mitigation activities in the country.

The Symposium was divided into Inaugural and technical sessions. Dr. Kabi Raj Paudyal, President of the NGS chaired the Inaugural session and delivered the welcome speech. Chief Guest, Honorable Minister of Home Affairs Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa inaugurated the program by lightening the lamp. Mr. Churna Bahadur Wali, Convener of the IDDR Day Organizing Committee highlighted the program. Mr. Surya Bahadur Thapa, Chairman, DPNet, Nepal; Mr. Bijay Singh, Assistant Country Director, UNDP Nepal; Mr. Birendra Yadav, Chairman, President Chure-Tarai Madhesh Conservation Development Board; Mr. Kalanidhi Devkota, Executive Director, Municipal Association of Nepal; Mr. Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officier, National Reconstruction Authority; and Mr. Prem Kumar Rai, Secretray, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of Nepal delivered their speech as the guest of the program. Honorable Minister Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa mentioned the threat of different natural disasters in Nepal and government’s activities to minimize these disasters. He also mentioned there is an urgent need to unite all the stakeholders with the government to overcome these problems. At the end of the session, Dr. Ganesh Nath Tripathi, Vice President of the NGS extended concluding remarks and vote of thanks. The program was conducted by Dr. Kamala Kant Acharya, General Secretary of the NGS.

Head and/or representatives from all associated organizations, Government officials, members of the Nepal Geological Society, media persons from different media houses and students from different disciplines have actively participated in the program. Altogether 220 participants were present both in the inaugural and technical session.
Following the inaugural session two technical sessions were conducted. The first Technical session was chaired by Prof. Dr. Tara Nidhi Bhattarai and Dr. Ashok Sigdel and Ms. Sunu Dawadi served as rapporteurs. Five technical papers were presented in this session. The second technical session was chaired by Mr. Samjwal Ratna Bajracharya and Mr. Bharat Bhandari and Ms. Sabina Khatri served as rapporteurs. Five technical papers were presented in this session with lively discussions and comments on each presentation.

The one-day symposium was organized in association with the following organizations:
S.N. Organizations
1 Department of Mines and Geology
2 Tribhuvan University
3 President Chure Terai Madhesh Conservation and Development Board
4 Nepal Electricity Authority
5 Nepal Tourism Board
6 Nepal Red-Cross Society
7 DiMANN
8 Association of International NGOs
9 Task Group of Disaster Management
10 ICIMOD
11 Stratigraphic Association of Nepal
12 Nepal Hydrogeological Association
13 National Reconstruction Authority
14 Municipal Association of Nepal
15 CBM International
16 Save the Children
17 Kathmandu Metropolitan City
18 Lalitpur Metropolitan City
19 Bhaktapur Sub-Metropolian City

For IDDR one-day Symposium-2018 Program Click Here

For Abstract of Presenation of IDDR-Day 2018 Program Click Here

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