Seventh National Fine Arts Expo kicks off
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Education Gopalman Shrestha has said that role of artists and artisans is significant to human knowledge and for spreading light of education in the society.
Inaugurating the Seventh National Fine Arts Exhibition organized by Nepal Academy of Fine Arts here Monday, DPM Shrestha said that every creation of artists would help disseminate informative message on humans.
He also expressed the belief that native Nepali art would help increase the glory of the country in international arena.
Similarly, Academy Chancellor Ragini Upadhyay said that the Academy is active in promotion of artworks by domestic artists in the international market.
Various personalities were honoured for their significant contribution to the development of art sector. On the occasion, Durga Baral and Rabindra Jyapu were awarded with Araniko National Fine Arts Honor. The award carries a purse of Rs 100,000 each.
Similarly, Krishna Lama has been awarded under modern art category, Samundra Singh Shrestha for painting, Dilan Maharjan for modern sculpture, Dilliraj Shakya for handicraft, Kamala Sutihar for folk art and Rabindra Manandhar for cartoon. The award carries a purse of Rs 60,000 each.
Likewise, Ramesh Shakya, Devendra Gurung, Krishna Gopal Garu, Remani Mandal, Hari Maharjan and Kanchan Tamang, among others, were awarded with special honor. Each of them was awarded with Rs 25,000. The expo will run till July 4. RSS
International conference on ARFF kicks off
An international conference on 'Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF)' has begun in the capital Wednesday. ARFF America and Nepal Rescue and Fighters' Association have jointly organized the conference under the slogan 'Aviation Growth, Challenge and ARFF Dynamics'. Discussion would be held on the issue of safe air transport service in the two-day conference.
Preparation afoot to bring back rhinos swept away by flood
Preparations are underway to bring back the endangered one-horn rhinos that were swept away or dislocated to various places in the country and bordering India by the recent floods.
- Relief materials distributed to 500 Saptari flood-hit families
- Bharatpur, Narayangadh declared no-horn zone
Flights in Tenzing-Hillary Airport disrupted for past 8 days
Flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport at Lukla in Solukhumbu district have been disrupted for the past eight days, leaving hundreds of tourists stranded.
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
Air pollution control measures for Kathmandu Valley
According to the World Air Quality Index website, Air quality index of Ratnapark, Kathmandu was 158 on April 22 which is unhealthy. This means children and people with respiratory diseases should avoid outdoor exertion at this pollution level. If this quantity increases to more than 300, air quality level is considered as hazardous which means everyone should avoid outdoor exertion.
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.