Following photos are the highlights of the celebration of the 14th Earthquake Safety Day held on Jan 16, 2012 in Kathmandu. The Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Deputy Prime Minister & Home Minister Mr. Bijaykumar Gachhadar and other distinguished guests took part in in the 14th ESD National Meeting held in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur. In the program they also participated in an earthquake drill. Dr. Bhattarai also addressed the meet.
The 14th National Earthquake Safety Day is being marked by organizing various events starting January 16, 2012.
Young mountains and geotectonic has made Nepal susceptible to severe earthquakes. Historical data show that devastating earthquake have a 100 year return period, and the next such earthquake is expected to occur in the near future. A earthquake in September 2011 wasn’t that severe, and we can’t be lucky every time. Hence, earthquake awareness is very important in Nepal.
Some of the highlights of the January 16, 2012 event are:
- ESD Memorial Meeting on January 16 at 10:00AM,at Bhugol Park, Newroad
- Earthquake Safety Rally: to be held on January 16, starting from Lalitpur Sub Metropolitan City at 11:30AM and assemble at Jawalakhel at 1:00PM walking all the way across inner city areas of Patan
- Earthquake Safety Day National Meeting, to be held on January 16 at 1:30PM, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur (The Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai is scheduled to address the ceremony).
- Earthquake Safety Exhibition: January 16-19, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai is scheduled to inaugurate the Exhibition.