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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.
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.
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
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:
Title of the paper
Reducing flood risks by reaching the
most vulnerable in the Hindu-Kush Himalaya
Neera Shrestha Pradhan, ICIMOD
Flood Early Warning System in Nepal
Rajendra Sharma, Binod Parajuli and
Sunil Pokharel , DHM
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
Ramesh Man Tuladhar DRR and M&E
Specialist, Freelance Consultant
The Lesson learned for Buildings
Structures and Nonstructural Components: A Case of Gorkha Earthquake
Sujan Raj Adhikari and Omkala
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Venue: seminar hall of the Central Department of Geology, Kirtipur
Date: 8 July, 2018.
Organizer: Nepal Geological Society and Nepal Geological Student Society
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
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.
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.
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
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