'Outstanding women' felicitated
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Added At: 2012-04-18 10:47 PM
Last Updated At: 2012-04-18 10:47 PM
HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: At a time when women are awaiting the draft bill for NWC to be submitted to parliament, and with a high illiteracy rate and lack of empowerment at policy making and social levels, advocates of equal rights for women are making their points known. Strii Shakti, a non- government organisation working for the development and empowerment of women in Nepal, felicitated female achievers and the members of the recently formed National Women Commission ( NWC) in a programme organized here on Thursday.Those felicitated were Chitra Lekha Yadav, deputy speaker at the House of Representatives, Dr. Durga Pokharel, chairman of NWC, MP at the National Assembly Yangkila Sherpa, Brigadier General Dr. Radha Shah, Judge at the Supreme Court Situ Singh, Vice Chairman of NWC Prativa Rana, Member Secretary of NWC Laxmi Rai and members of NWC Uma karki, Bindu Pandey, and Sita Giri.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Durga Pokharel said that the present women’s movement is for equal participation and development opportunities for both women and men.” We know that women are falling back in every sector of society in general and these movements will help to empower them. In a month and a half we will prepare the draft of a bill for the NWC and submit it to the Government; most probably the bills will be passed by the House in the coming session of parliament.
Seminar on renewable energy
KATHMANDU: With the high demand for energy due to explosion of population and industrialisation around the globe, conventional sources are depleting at an alarming rate.A four-day awareness programme on renewal energy technologies for non-governmental officials started on Thursday. “Our sources of fossil fuel will dry out, if we keep consuming it at the rate that we are going out,” said Dr. Dayananda Bajracharya, Vice Chancellor at Royal Nepal Academy for Science and Technology. “Hence, it is extremely necessary to shift our focus to renewable energy such as solar power”. It is now becoming increasingly necessary to tap alternative energy sources that are abundant, renewable and environmental friendly. Be it agriculture or industry, every activity on earth depends on energy. “Due to sluggish development of hydropower facilities, the national grid has yet to cover more than 95 percent of rural areas,” said Jagan Nath Shrestha, director of Centre for Energy Study. “In this respect, it is extremely important to develop the prospects of renewable energy and make it accessible to rural people”. “Studies have shown that renewable energy is economical and could aid towards the overall development of the country,’ said Dr. Jiba Raj Pokharel, dean at Institute of Engineering.