KUCEC – DCGE Conducts Talk Program Marking 21st “Earthquake Safety Day”
The Kathmandu University Civil Engineering Club, in association with the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering, successfully conducted a Talk Program marking 21st “Earthquake Safety Day” on January 20, 2019, at CV Raman Auditorium, Kathmandu University, the slogan for which was “Committed governments at all levels to ensure citizen’s right to safety from disasters.” Preceded by a 15-second memorial silence tribute at Silver Jubilee Fountain to the Gorkha Earthquake victims, the talk show was graced by the presence of Prof. Dr. Ram Kantha Makaju Shrestha, the Vice Chancellor of the University, as the Chief Guest, who — during his speech — appreciated the social initiative taken by the Club.
The show was also partaken by the University’s Registrar Prof. Dr. Subodh Sharma; Dean of School of Engineering, Dr. Damber Bahadur Nepali; Director of Students’ Welfare Directorate, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ramesh Kumar Maskey and departmental faculties and students. Dhulikhel Municipality representative Ar. Smita Yogal Shrestha, and Er. Jay Manandhar and Er. Ram Chandra Karmacharya, representatives from Banepa Municipality, were also the attendees of the program. The representatives shed a light on the ways how the municipalities and the University can collaborate for mutual benefits. Amidst the program, copies of Civil Insight Magazine Vol. II were handed over to the officials from the municipalities.
Proceeding ahead with the welcome speech by Sujan Shrestha, KUCEC’s President, five speakers from the department, namely Dr. Prachand Man Pradhan, Er. Shyam Sundar Khadka, Er. Ramesh Adhikari, Er. Vimesh Paudel and Er. Mahesh Raj Bhatt delivered engaging presentations on earthquake-related topics. Suraj Bhandari, Vice President, KUCEC; Saurav Ghimire, KUCEC’s Joint Secretary and Archana Poudel, a KUCEC member, hosted the program. The program, which covered the fundamentals of an earthquake to advanced topics like Infilled RC Frames, ended with closing remarks by Prof. Maskey.
Dr. Prachand Man Pradhan, Head of Department, DCGE, presenting on Behavior of Laterally loaded partial infilled RC Frames
Group photo with the Speakers and representatives from Dhulikhel and Banepa Municipalities
15 Second Silence Tribute to deceased in Gorkha Earthquake 2015