Earthquake Safe Communities in Nepal

Earthquake Memorial Meeting held in Historical EQ Monument of Bhugol Park

As a key event of 22nd Earthquake Safety Day (ESD), Earthquake Memorial Meeting has been held in historical Earthquake Monument standing at Bhugol Park in memory of 1934 Great Nepal- Bihar Earthquake. On behalf of ESD National Organizing Committee, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) hosted the Memorial Meeting on January 16, 2020 to pay tributes to all those who lost lives in all the past earthquakes in Nepal and to commit to work for enhancing earthquake safety of Nepali communities.

The program was attended by Hon. Home Minister Mr. Ram Bahadur Thapa ‘Badal’, Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City Mr. Bidya Sundar Shakya, Chief Executive of National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority Mr. Anil Pokharel, General Secretary of NSET Dr. Amod Mani Dixit, Executive Director of NSET Mr. Surya Narayan Shrestha, elected Representatives, Senior Government Officials, Chief & Senior Officials of Security Agencies, DRR Practitioners, Volunteers, Community representatives and many more.

In his brief note, Home Minister Thapa stressed on the need of making our buildings and infrastructures resilient to various types of disaster referring to the irreparable losses of past earthquakes that remains the tragic memory for all of us.

Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Mr. Bidya Sundar Shakya expressed his commitment to work towards making the city resilient to future earthquakes by the effective enforcement of National Building Code.

The meeting was formally opened by Mr. Nilkaji Shakya, Ward Chairperson and Head of Disaster Management Committee of Metropolitan City with key notes of his heartfelt condolences to the people we lost in past earthquakes.

Memorial Meeting is one of the key events of ESD being held every year. National Meeting, a key event of ESD, was organized in Bhaktapur this year.

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