55th Paani Satsang held
Nepal Water Conservation Foundation’s flagship program Pani Satsang achieved its’ 55th milestone by organizing a Satsang program on River and Nature Conservation and how community cultures can be preserved from the haphazard development works carried out across rivers and forests on the date of on March 13, 2019 Wednesday at Future Stars Boarding School, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal. Participants representing civil society, media, academia, INGOs and development partners, and social and spiritual sectors interacted with the speaker Ms. Minket Lepcha.
Minket Lepcha, was the speaker as as well as story teller. Minket was born and brought up in Darjeeling, and has been working on various projects like documenting stories and folklore based on ethnic communities of Darjeeling and Sikkim. Along with Acoustic Traditional, an NGO based on documenting folklore and stories, she initiated exhibition and awareness programme based on the Relevance of Oral Stories in a new Millennium in schools and colleges of Gangtok, Darjeeling and New Delhi (Indian Habitat Centre, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Ambedkar University).
54th Paani Satsang
EU-SA Dialogue on Water Resource management: Where can we find mutual areas of collaboration?
Dr. Martin Grabrow of Germany talked about how good practice in the field of water resource management in Europe can be replicated in South Asia. He talked about the material facts of the situation of water resource management in Europe, cross country cooperation and participation and ways to tackle any differences through consensus based dialogue. The program was organized at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur, Nepal on December 7, 2018 Friday.