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"Trekking Guide/Porter Training Workshop on Mountain Safety" was held in Dhunche, Rasuwa District on March 30 & 31, 2007. The training programme was jointly organized by Himalayan Rescue Association Nepal (HRA), Nepal Government Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Tourism for Rural Poverty Alleviation Programme (UNDP-TRPAP) in association with Langtang National Park and District Development Committee, Rasuwa. The main objective of the programme is to provide knowledge and training on mountain safety to the trekking guide and porters, as they need awareness about the possible accidents and illness that can be encountered in the mountain region. Every year HRA has been organizing such porter training workshop in the Kathmandu for the last 4- 5 years. Because of the response of the participants side and trekking related sector HRA became more enthusiastic to conduct such programme outside the valley. As such a training programme was conducted at Lukla, Solukhumbu District on September 22 to 23, 2006. This was the first time this kind of workshop was held in Dhunche.
Below are the Topics Included for the Training Workshop:
Talk Presented By
|Porter Story, video presentation|
|AMS, Frost Bite, Snow Blindness, Hypothermia||Dr. Soni Srivastav|
|Conservation of Wildlife and Natural Resources||Mr. Hari Ram Das, Ranger, Langtang National Park|
|Protection of Mountain Environment and Waste Management||Mr. Hari Krishna Upreti, Environment Specialist, TRPAP|
|Basic First Aid, Health and Hygiene and HIV AIDS||Dr. Santosh Kumar Dhungana|
|Trail and Local Culture of Langtang about TRPAP Projects||Mr. Ramchandra Sedhai and Mr. Shiva Ram Pyakuryal|
|Interaction Programme||Conducted by Mr. Prakash Adhikari|
The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Hari Prasad. Mainali, Chief District Officer by lightening on Panas. Officiating Local Development Officer, Mr. Binod Prakash Singh, Representative of Langtang National Park, Representative of TRPAP, Social workers, Representative of various political parties, reporters, Immediate Past Secretary General of HRA Mr. K. D. Khwanju and Chief Executive of HRA Mr. Prakash Adhikari were present on the occasion.
There was a grand closing ceremony attended by Chief Guest Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire, Secretary Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. Closing ceremony was Chaired by Mr. Bikram Neupane, Chairman of HRA. Mr. Rabi Jung Pandey, National Programme Manager, TRPAP was also present in the event. Chief District Officer and other government officials, Representative of the political parties, Social workers, hotel owners and local people were also present during the closing ceremony. Chief Guest Mr. Ghimire appraised about HRA and TRPAP for conducting such a valuable training workshop outside Kathmandu. While speaking he also said that the door for the development of Rasuwa is going to be open soon. The total 60 participants were awarded with "Participant Certificate" by the Chief Guest and Secretary MoCTCA Mr. Madhav Prasad Ghimire. Finally Chairman Mr. Bikram Neupane thanked everyone for making this event a success and concluded the Closing Ceremony.