Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Earthquake Safety Rallies from various locations of Lalitpur convert into Earthquake Memorial Meeting at Patan Durbar Square

As part of 21st Earthquake Safety Day (ESD) National Program, various Earthquake Safety Rallies have been organized in Lalitpur on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 

The Earthquake Safety Rallies started from four different places of Lalitpur;  Balkumari, Gaahiti, Pulchowk, and Lagankhel, with the awareness-raising messages, that gathered in Patan Durbar Square to turn into Earthquake Memorial Meeting.

The rally started from Pulchowk was led by Minister for Home Affairs Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa Badal, the rally started from Lagankhel was led by Mr. Prem Raj Joshi, Chief District Officer of Lalitpur, the rally started from Balkumari led by Mr. Chiribabu Maharjan, Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City and while the rally started from Gaahiti was led by Gita Satyal, Deputy mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City. 

Earthquake Safety Rally is one of the major program events of ESD being held every year.

The rally is organized before the National Meeting with the view to elevate the level of public awareness, perception, and attitude towards earthquake risks as well as preparedness and to promote and encourage safer reconstruction practices.


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