Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Celebration for the first human space flight by Russian cosmonout Yuri Gagarin, an organizing committee consisting twenty three members and chaired by Prof Dr Prakash Chandra Adhikari, Member Sectretary Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) has been announced today in the meeting at Russian Centre for Science and Culture (RCSC), Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu.

Photo 1: Dr. Rishi Shah, addressing the meeting

At the meeting, H.E. Sergey Velechkin, Ambassador of Russian Federation in Nepal and Co-chair of the organizing committee shared his memorable moments with the legendary cosmonout Yuri Gagarin.

The committee, incorporated with eminent personalities in sceince and technology in Nepal, will be organizing various events for a whole year 2011. Dr. Rishi Shah, Academician-NAST, President-Nepal Astronomical Society(NASO), has introduced the programme proposal for the year of celebration as a collaborative work between RCSC and NASO.

Photo 2: Participants of the meeting posing for the group photo.

Mr.Stanislav Simakov, Direcctor of RCSC, Counselor of the Russian Embassy and member secretary of Organizing Committee emphasize the need of collaborative wofks among the exsiting organizations working in the field of science and technology.

The further programmes will be officially announced on April 13, 2011 by the organizing committee!

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