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Seminar on “Newahs in Contemporary British Society” held

By Our Reporter
Pasa Puchah Guthi UK (PPGUK) organised its third Guthi Seminar at School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London on 28 May under the theme of ‘Newahs in Contemporary British Society’.
The programme commenced with PPGUK’s Joint Secretary, Preetie Kachipati welcoming the audience and then PPGUK’s President Kapil Shrestha.
The seminar focused on presentations from Newah professionals who displayed their work, projects and insight into their chosen careers. These professions included Nursing, Law, Marketing and IT and speakers included: Devendra Shrestha, Rushi Shrestha, Ganga Kachipati, Tara Manandhar, Krishna Kishor Shrestha, Nilesh Singh and Sanyukta Shrestha.
Dr. Monika Maharjan, Ms. Monika Shrestha and Dr. Ananta Baidya whose works were closely related to the April 2015 earthquakes in Nepal had shared their experiences at the seminar. In addition, the seminar also consisted of two keynote speakers – Dr. John Elliott, from University of Leeds, who presented ‘Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal and the continuing seismic hazard along the Himalayan front’ and Dr. Suresh Manandhar, from University of York, who presented ‘Why Artificial Intelligence will fundamentally alter the way we interact with technology’.
The seminar was structured in three different sessions. Each session was chaired by; Dr. Sabin Maskey, who is a Biochemical Engineer, Dr. Sachetan Tuladhar, a Physicists at Imperial College London, and Bijaya Bajracharya, a Civil Engineer from Bechtel Corporation currently working on Crossrail Project.
Poster presentations were also pitched by Preetie Kachipati, Bebina Mali, Ojesh Singh, Shradha Maskey and Tribeni Gurung. Singh also presented a mentoring scheme, which is going to be run by PPGUK. This is a Scheme to help young people in the community develop their personal and professional lives by allocating them Mentors. The Scheme has already got 5 pairs of Mentors and Mentees.
Dr. Sachetan Tuladhar was the chief coordinator of the seminar.

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