Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

NSET felicitates Dr. Amod Dixit and Mr. Tika Sharma; Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha welcomed as the Executive Director

A Felicitation Program was organized by NSET Governing Board and Staff on 26th March 2018 at NSET Office to pay regards and extend wishes to NSET Veterans Dr. Amod Mani Dixit and Mr. Tika Sharma; and also to welcome Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha as the Executive Director of NSET.

Dr. Amod Mani Dixit was felicitated for his outstanding contributions and services at NSET as the Executive Director from the establishment of NSET in 1993 to March 20, 2018. Mr. Varun Prasad Shrestha, President of NSET presented Dr. Dixit with a Letter of Appreciation for his contribution for the past 25 years. Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Dixit said that the establishment of an organization such as NSET was the need of the moment not just in Nepal, but in the regional and global scenarios as well.

It was an emotional and a joyous moment as Dr. Dixit recollected his experiences throughout the years, the challenges and the struggles faced. Along with the challenges, achievements followed, one of which Dr. Dixit mentioned is the trust that NSET has been able to gain nationally and internationally has been one of the highlights. He also appreciated and remembered the contribution of various personalities who were associated with NSET during the initial years and those who are still supporting the organization directly or indirectly.

Senior Officials at NSET reminisced their professional and personal journeys with Dr. Dixit. They appreciated Dr. Dixit's dedication, an abundance of knowledge and visionary leadership. Dr. Dixit will remain with NSET as the General Secretary of the Governing Board.

On the occasion, NSET also felicitated Mr. Tika Sharma for his valuable contributions and services at NSET as Finance Director for the last 18 years. Mr. Sharma's action and implementation oriented approach, financial discipline and effective leadership were highlighted by the Senior Officials of NSET.

During the event, Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha was congratulated on his appointment as the Executive Director of NSET. He was welcomed as new leader of NSET Staff. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Shrestha expressed his commitment to take NSET to new heights. He further added, "NSET's biggest achievement so far has been its ability to spread the message about earthquakes amongst Nepali households in every nook and cranny of the country. NSET as an organization has seen many accomplishments and the future equally holds many possibilities." He spoke about some potential new ventures.

We wish Dr. Amod Mani Dixit and Mr. Tika Sharma all the best for your personal lives and future endeavors in professional as well as social areas! We are sure we will have your continuous guidance and support as the senior members of NSET Governing Board and also as inspirational seniors for NSET staff.

We congratulate Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha and welcome you as the Executive Director of NSET! Together we can uphold NSET spirit and further strengthen NSET efforts on building community resilience under your leadership!

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