The Nepal Day at the Yeosu EXPO-2012 Celebrated

Aug 06, 2012

The Nepal Day at the Yeosu EXPO-2012 is celebrated today at the Expo site in Yeosu, Korea amidst a special programme. A small contingent of Korea Navy Honour Guard led the procession, paid Guard of Honour, played the national anthem and hoisted the national flag of Nepal in the morning in presence of Mr. Lal Mani Joshi, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and leader of the Nepalese delegation and Mr. Lee Joon-hee, Commissioner of the Yeosu Expo-2012 Organizing Committee and other members of the Nepalese delegation. Mr. Joshi and Mr. Lee addressed the special event and spoke about the multifaceted relationship between Nepal and the Republic of Korea. Both the speakers highlighted the importance of environment, awareness on rising temperature due to environmental degradation, its preservation for sustaining human livelihood. Indicating the possible impact of climate change, the leader of the Nepalese delegation said, “The top of the world suffer by the severe climate change resulting the continuous melting of white Himalayas, a sure sign of hard times to come.” The Expo is being participated by 105 countries and international organizations. Nepal pavilion 2012 reveals the sub-theme of “the memory of the ocean Himalaya Holds” under the Expo’s overall theme of “Living Ocean and Coast” and showcases the diversity, spirit of innovation, development aspirations and commitment to sustainable development of the Nepalese people. Representing Nepal, the Implementing Expert Group is participating in this exposition and showcasing the rock with sea fossil at its core, cultural relics and handicrafts. Until now about 200,000 visitors have visited the Nepal pavilion, according to pavilion manager. The attraction of the celebration was the musical performance by Sur Sudha, most popular musical instrumental band of Nepal, who stole the show with much more acclaim and applause. Presenting the play on musical instruments Tabla, flute and guitar, the trio maestro in respected instruments enthralled the hall and won the appreciation and love of the audience. As a part of the celebration, the Commissioner of Expo-2012 Mr. Lee hosted a luncheon in honour of the Nepalese delegation. The Commissioner of Nepal pavilion Mr. N. P. Upadhaya, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Commerce also hosted a reception later in the afternoon. The EXPO-2012, Yeosu, Korea, which was opened in May 12, 2012, will last until August 12, 2012. On the occasion, His Excellency Mr. Kaman Singh Lama, Ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of Korea, Deputy Commissioner General Mr. A.R. Shakya, Pavilion Director Mr. Binayak Shah, Mr. Executive Director Mr. S.D. Sigdel, Mr. D.P. Baral, Board Member and Mr. M.N. Bhattarai, Deputy Executive Director of the Trade and Export Promotion Centre of Nepal and Mr. Raja Ram Bartaula, Counsellor and Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of Nepal were also present. Embassy of Nepal Seoul, Korea August 3, 2012