Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Earthquake Memorial Meeting held in Lalitpur

A brief Earthquake Memorial Ceremony has been held on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Patan Durbar Square, Lalitpur as part of 21st ESD to pay tribute to those who lost their lives during the past earthquakes of 1934, 1988, 2015 and many others.

Honorable Minister for Home Affairs Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa "Badal" along with parliamentarians, elected representatives from Metropolitan Cities, high level officials from the government of Nepal, distinguished personalities from the government, non-government organizations, security personnel, professionals & activists of disaster risk reduction, and people from the community extended heartfelt tributes to the past earthquake victims.

Earthquake Safety Rallies started from four different places of Lalitpur, namely, Balkumari, Gaahiti, Pulchowk, and Lagankhel of Lalitpur with the awareness-raising messages had converted into Earthquake Memorial Meeting at Patan Durbar Square. Home Minister Mr. Thapa briefly addressed the participants on the occasion. Memorial meeting is one of the key events of ESD being held every year.

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