Event Date & Details: 13th May 2023, 8:30 am to 11:30 am; Devnagar, Ward number 9, Lalitpur Metropolitan City
Fire Safety For All – A Public Safety Awareness Event was conducted on 13th May 2023 in coordination with Devnagar Mahila Samuha, and with support from Atulya Foundation.
Two trainers from Shree Juddha Barun Yantra Office, Damkal/Pulchwok were invited for the community safety awareness event. Mr. Raj Kumar Thakuri and Mr. Gobinda Paudel of Juddha Barun Yantra office of Lalitpur were the two trainers who presented in details about causes of domestic fire. The cases of electric short-circuits, cooking gas-cylinder cases and other fire cases were discussed in detail. The trainers also shared about the preventive measures like use of standard regulator provisioned regulators in cooking gas-cylinders, use of fire extinguishers and use of good quality (yellow colour) connecting pipes that connects gas cylinder with the gas stove. The duo also conducted a demonstration session showing the methods of putting off the leaked gas pipes, gas cylinder under fire, and also the method of use of fire extinguisher cylinder with practical demonstration and practise by the locals. Three Rotarians from RC Mount Everest Lalitpur, spouse Sajil Shova Shakya, and 4 Rotaractors from the Rotaract Club of KEC Mount Everest also participated and supported in the event. At the last session, PP Rtn. Badan Lal Nyachhyon, and Rtn. Timila Yami handed over certificates of appreciation and token of appreciation to the trainers, and also to the supporting partner – Atulya Foundation. The event was well participated by over 60 members of the local women’s group and other people of the locality. The participants thanked RCMEL for organizing the event, and appreciated on the relevant safety awareness event.
On the 30th June 2022 the Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur’s 22nd Charter Day and 21st Installation Day Ceremony was held at Aloft Kathmandu Hotel. Outgoing president Rtn. Prem K Khatry (2021-22) handed over the office to incoming president Rtn. Yogesh Shakya (2022-23). District Governor (2022-23) Rtn. Jitendra B Rajbhandary was the chief guest of the event.
On January 20, Jennifer Jones, the current Rotary International President-elect, unveiled the 2022-23 presidential theme Imagine Rotary. The theme expresses the importance of dreaming big and using our abilities to turn those dreams into reality and making the world a better place.
On July 01, 2022, Jones will make history by becoming Rotary’s first female president. Rotarians all over the world are excited about this great milestone in the history of Rotary. Jones is a member of the Rotary Club of Windsor-Roseland, Ontario, Canada.
During the unveiling, she emphasized on the need for Rotary to “adapt and retool” in order to engage and inspire the members. She is planning to organize a global impact tour through which she hopes to bring leaders together and solve the world’s urgent issues. At the end of her address, she said it’s the responsibility of Rotary and its members to imagine a better tomorrow and make the dreams come true.
On 17th Dec, 2021, Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur (RCMEL) had an official club visit by Rtn. Santosh Rijal, the District Governor of District 3292 for the year 2021-22. On the same day, we organized our 4th Club Assembly and Rotary Weekly Meeting #1044, and had an opportunity to give Vocational Excellence Award 2021 to two distinguished personalities, Mr Hari Man Shrestha and Mr Chhatra Bahadur Kayastha, for their contribution in culture conservation.
The official program began at Ageno Restaurant, Lalitpur in the afternoon where Rotarians met and greeted each other. Afterwards, under the guidance of our President Prem K Khatri, our team along with Assistant Governor Rtn. Preeti Shah visited Shree Rudrayani HS School in Khokana, Lalitpur.
We organized an awareness program titled Fire Safety for All at the school ground with the school students in attendance. In the program, a firefighter imparted knowledge about handling fire and how to stay safe from it. He demonstrated how to use fire extinguisher and how to safely control and douse fire on a LPG cylinder. It was a great event where the students learn invaluable lesson of fire safety. The awareness program at the school was organized by Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur and it was supported by Atulya Foundation Pvt. Ltd.
After the fire safety training at the school in Khokana, our program shifted to Indreni Suites Hotel, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The program started with the arrival of District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal, District Secretary Rtn. Prabhat Yonjon, Assistant Governor Rtn. Preeti Shah and PDGs. Then, our President Prem K Khatri called the 4th Club Assembly and requested District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal to conduct the assembly. District Governor requested the Standing Committee Chairs to present their reports, which covered club administration, membership, service projects, public image and Rotary Foundation.
Then, President Rtn. Prem K Khatri called Rotary Weekly Meeting #1044 in the same venue. Because of the pandemic, we weren’t able to hold physical meetings and therefore weren’t able to honor our IPP Rtn. Saibal Ghosh. Therefore, we took this opportunity to express our gratitude to IPP Rtn. Saibal Ghosh and celebrate his tenure as the Club President for the year 2020-21. The District Governor handed out a Certificate of Appreciation and a token of love to our Immediate Past President.
We also provided Rotary Pins to our new members: Rtn. Sudarshan Nepal, Rtn. Shyam Sundar Kandel, Rtn. Ravi Lamichhane and Rtn. Pallav Pant. District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal did the honor of putting the Rotary Pins on our new members.
In the program, our President Rtn. Prem K Khatri provided vase plants as tokens of love to District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal, District Secretary Rtn. Prabhat Yonjon, Assistant Governor Rtn. Preeti Shah and various other guests. We chose plants as tokens because we have focused on tree plantation this year as one of our important projects. It is a part of supporting Rotary International’s focus area, Protecting the Environment, and District 3292’s goal of planting 500 trees by each club.
Finally, we moved to the main highlight of the program, which was to honor two culture contributors. District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal bestowed Vocational Excellence Award 2021 to Mr Chhatra Bahadur Kayastha and Mr Hari Man Shrestha for their lifelong dedication to preservation of culture. The award is given from Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur and Lalitpur Center for Culture Conservation. RCMEL supports culture and tourism, so every year we give Vocational Excellence Awards.
Mr Chhatra Bahadur Kayastha was recognized and honored for his lifelong dedication in the service of conservation of culture and heritage through research and studies and publications of numerous books, particularly “Research Documentation on 36 Songs Written by Poet King Siddhi Narsingh Malla”. And, Mr Hari Man Shrestha was recognized and honored for his role as Actor, Guru of Kartik Nach and his contribution in the conservation of Kartik Nach through performances, promotions, and publication of the book “Kartik Nach”.
The day ended with fellowship and dinner. The participants enjoyed delicious food and companies of distinguished guests.
We are extremely grateful to District Governor Rtn. Santosh Rijal, District Secretary Rtn. Prabhat Yonjon, Assistant Governor Rtn. Preeti Shah, Mr Chhatra Bahadur Kayastha, Mr Hari Man Shrestha, fellow Rotarians and non-Rotarians for your presence in the program and your contribution to make the program successful and memorable for all.
On September 04, 2021, an open blood donation camp was jointly organized by Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur, Rotary International District 3292 Nepal-Bhutan and Swavalamban Multipurpose Cooperative Limited at Sanigaun, Latipur.
The camp was organized on the occasion of the 8th anniversary of Swavalamban Multipurpose Cooperative Limited. To celebrate this special occasion, a blood donation camp was decided to be held, considering that the hospital patients are facing a shortage of blood during this ongoing Covid-19 crisis.
The camp started at 11 AM and went on until 2 PM on Saturday, September 04. About 50 people showed up at the venue in Sanigaun, Lalitpur to donate blood but only about 21 people were eligible to donate.
The medical and technical assistance for the blood donation camp was provided by Nepal Red Cross Society. They screened and selected the blood donors, took their blood and safely stored the blood for transporting it to the hospital. They provided a tremendous support to our camp and made the event successful.
Two certificates were provided to the donors after their successful collection. One certificate was from Nepal Red Cross Society and another was jointly from Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur, Rotary International District 3292 Nepal-Bhutan and Swavalamban Multipurpose Cooperative Limited.
On 24 July 2021, Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur organized Phase II of the Tree Plantation Program at Fasku Community Forest located in Nagarjun Municipality, Ward Number 6. The plantation program is a part of supporting Rotary International’s focus area, Protecting the Environment, and District 3292’s goal of planting 500 trees by each club.
During the event, 230 trees, including fruit trees and flowers, were planted by the participants, which includes Rotarians, their families and friends, and cyclists. We planted fruit trees too because they are an important source of food for birds and animals like monkeys. Due to being dependent on humans for food, birds and animals had a difficult time to find food during the Covid-19 lockdowns.
The plantation event was supported by Fasku Community Forest, Department of Forests and Soil Conservation, Ministry of Forests and Environment, Ace the Himalaya, PANC Bike, Trek Nepal and Shredders. And the event T-shirts were sponsored by U Kalika Suppliers.
On 17 July, 2021, Rotary Club of Mount Everest in coordination with Timal Integrated Development Company Pvt. Ltd. organized “Fruit Trees Plantation Program” at Karketar, Kavrepalanchowk. One of the focus areas of Rotary International is Protecting the Environment. Tree plantation was organized to support this cause. District 3292 has set a goal of planting 500 trees for each club. During the event 125 trees were planted.
The President Elect Training Seminar (PETS 2021-22) was conducted by Rotary International District – 3292 on March 17 &18 in Bhairahawa. The seminar attendees include all incoming club presidents in the district, district trainer and fellow Rotarians. Rtn. Prem K. Khatry from Rotary Club of Mount Everest Lalitpur participated as an incoming president elect in the program.
On Jan 31, 2021, we conducted District Governor’s Official Club Visit and 4th Club Assembly followed by RWM 1000. During the program, DG Rtn. Rajib Pokhrel, AG Rtn. Dr Dinesh Manandhar and fellow Rotarians visited Shree Rudrayani Secondary School where the RCMEL has implemented smart ICT based education supporting students who don’t have easy access to digital classrooms.
Further, RCMEL members visited Patan Hospital where the club handed over body temperature screening smart cameras to detect elevated skin temperature for visitors amidst the Covid-19 situation. During the meeting, Past President Birendra Raj Pandey became the first major donor from the RCMEL. We are extremely thankful to him for his generous contribution to the Rotary.