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 demonstration materials.
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.