Annual General Meeting and Second Symposium
Post date: Oct 4, 2016 6:02:05 AM
October 2, 2016 (Ashwin 16, 2073)
The second symposium of Nepal Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Alumni Association (NJAA) was held on October 2, 2016 under the theme of "Infrastructure Development in Transport Sector in Nepal". The event was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).
The event was preceded by the Annual General Meeting of NJAA.
Annual General Meeting
Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA.
Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA, presented the Annual Progress Report.
Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA, presented the Annual Plan for the forthcoming fiscal year.
Dr. Umed Kumar Pun, the Treasurer of NJAA, presented the Annual Financial Plan for the forthcoming fiscal year.
There was discussion and decisions made regarding the auditing and the above reports.
Pin Badges for JSPS Alumni were presented to the members by the President of NJAA.
The Second Symposium
Chief Guest: Former Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai
Chairperson: Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA
Master of Ceremony: Dr. Nawa Raj Khatiwada, NJAA Executive Member
Welcome address and introduction of NJAA by Dr. Kundan Lal Shrestha, the Secretary of NJAA
Opening of the Ceremony of the Second Symposium by the Chief Guest
Remarks by Mr. Hisashi Kato, Advisor for International Affairs and Director, JSPS Fellows Plaza, JSPS Tokyo Office
Remarks by Prof. Dr. Shuichi Hasegawa, Vice-Dean, Department of Safety Systems Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan
Remarks by Dr. Buddhi Ratna Khadge, Secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST)
Remarks by Mr. Jun Sakuma, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal Office
Remarks by Mr. Kiyohiko Hamada, First Secretary, Information and Culture, Embassy of Japan in Nepal, Kathmandu
Remarks by Mr. Dhana Bahadur Tamang, Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Government of Nepal
Inaugural remarks by the Chief Guest, Former Prime Minister, Hon. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai
Closing remarks by the Chairperson, Dr. Rijan Bhakta Kayastha, the President of NJAA
Session Chair: Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, Vice President of NJAA
Keynote Speech by Prof. Dr. Shuichi Hasegawa, Vice-Dean, Department of Safety Systems Construction Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Kagawa University, Japan on “Engineering geological issues in Nepal for infrastructure development”
Presentation by Mr. Sourab Rana, Associate Program Manager, JICA Nepal Office on “JICA’s Cooperation for Transport Infrastructure Development in Nepal”
Presentation by Dr. Sandip Shah, the President of Nepal Tunneling Association (NTA), Hydropower Engineer and Power Producer on “Tunneling in Nepal: challenges and prospects”
JSPS Guidance presentation by Prof. Kuniaki Yamashita, Director of JSPS Bangkok Office, Thailand
Chair: Dr. Surya Raj Acharya, NJAA Executive member
All presenters and Mr. Saroj Pradhan, Deputy Director General, Department of Road, Government of Nepal