कोपेनहेगनस्थित नेपाली राजदूतावासले आज २०७४ जेठ १५ गते राजदूतनिवासका एक रिसेप्सन सहितको कार्यक्रम गरी दशौं गणतन्त्र दिवस मनायो । उक्त कार्यक्रममा कोपेनहेगनस्थित नेपाली संघ सस्थाका प्रतिनिधिहरु समेतलाई आमन्त्रण गरिएको थियो । सो कार्यक्रममा बोल्दै महामहिम राजदूत श्री युवनाथ लम्सालले गणतन्त्र दिवसको महत्वको बारेमा प्रकाश पार्दै विदेशमा बस्ने सबै नेपाली देशका प्रतिनिधि भएको र सोहीअनुसार सबैले आआफ्नो तर्फबाट नेपालको हकहित प्रवद्र्धनमा र नेपालको प्रतिष्ठा बढाउन पहल गर्नु पर्ने कुरा बताउनु भयो ।
उक्त कार्यक्रमको संचालन मिनिष्टर काउन्सेलर तथा उपनियोग प्रमुख डोरनाथ अर्यालले गर्नु भएको थियो । सो क्रममा बोल्दै श्री अर्यालले सेवा प्रवाहलाई प्रभावकारी बनाउन हालै वेभसाइट अपडेट गरी सहज बनाइएको, राजदूतावासको फोनमा कुनै कारणवस सम्पर्क हुन नसकेमा वा कुनै जरुरी भएमा उपनियोग प्रमुख र तृतीय सचिवको मोवाइल नम्बरमा सीधै फोन गर्न मिल्ने गरी वेभसाइट अपडेट गरीएको कुरा बताउनु भयो ।
डेनमार्कस्थित सबै नेपाली संघ संगठनहरुको तर्फबाट बोल्दै डेनमार्कस्थित गैरआवासीय नेपाली संगठनका अध्यक्ष श्री दीपेन्द्र चुडालले कार्यक्रममा आमन्त्रणको लागि धन्यवाद दिदै डेनमार्कमा प्रायः जसो नेपालीहरु उच्च शिक्षा हासिल गरेका व्यक्तिहरु रहेका, सबै संघ सस्थाहरु एक आपसमा अत्यन्तै मिलेर उदाहरणीय रुपमा काम गर्दै आएको र भविष्यमा पनि एक अर्कालाई गालीगलौज भन्दा पनि इज्जत दिएर सकारात्मक सोंच लिएर अघि बढ्नु पर्ने कुरा बताउनु भयो । करिब ३० जनाको उपश्थिति रहेको उक्त कार्यक्रममा सबैलाई दुईदुई मिनेट बोल्न समय समेत प्रदान गरिएको थियो ।
Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. and Mrs. Bina Khadka hosted a reception at the Ambassador’s residence in Copenhagen today to observe the Constitution Day (National Day) of Nepal. The guests present in the reception were Ambassadors, their spouses and senior diplomats of various foreign residential Missions in Denmark, high level officials of the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Danish Food and Agriculture Council, members of Denmark-Nepal Society, office bearers of Nepalese community organizations including the sister organizations of major political parties in Nepal and the Non-Resident Nepalese Association, International Coordination Council (NRNA-ICC) and National Coordination Council(NRNA-NCC), Denmark. Other guests present on the occasion were media persons, businessmen, academicians, professors, friends and well-wishers of Nepal.
Chargé d’ Affaires a.i. Mr. Khadka delivered a short speech welcoming the guests on that occasion. In his speech, Mr. Khadka, among other things, made attempt to highlight the main features of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 stating that the constitution has ensured sovereignty of people, republican set up, federalism, secularism, multiparty democracy, pluralism, civil and political freedom, fundamental rights and universally accepted human rights, rule of law, and independent, impartial and efficient judiciary. He further stated that the constitution has also guaranteed equality, dignity, identity, opportunity, inclusion and participation to the people irrespective of their class, caste, domicile region, language, religion and gender. He further maintained that the Government of Nepal is committed to implement the constitution in its true spirit by resolving all the discontents through dialogue, cooperation and understanding with the relevant stakeholders. He also shed light on the achievements made in the implementation of the constitution.
Elaborating the steadily growing bilateral relations between Nepal and Denmark, Mr. Khadka also mentioned some of the achievements made. He also expressed his sincere appreciation to the Government and people of Denmark for their swift response in the process of rescue, relief and rehabilitation of the victims at the immediate aftermath of the earthquake that struck Nepal last year.
Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Mr. Khadka expressed his hope that this occasion will inspire the Government of Nepal to implement the constitution for the much anticipated socio-economic transformation of the country. At the end of his speech Mr. Khadka proposed a formal toast and cheers to honour the auspicious occasion.
Nepalese cuisine and some three Nepalese cultural dances were also performed by the artists associated to International Nepalese Artists Society (INAS), Denmark, a Nepalese community organization in Denmark. Mr. Madhab Raj Kafle, Attaché, his spouse and other staff at the Embassy were also present on the occasion.
20th September 2016
The Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen organized a tourism promotion event in Odense, the third largest city of Denmark on Friday, 08 July 2016. The main theme of the programme was – NEPAL: MORE THAN THE LAND OF MT. EVEREST AND LORD BUDDHA.
The programme begun with the welcome remarks by Mr. Madhab Raj Kafle, Attache at the Embassy who, in addition to presenting the outline of the day’s programme, welcomed the guests present on behalf of the Embassy.
Following the welcome remarks, Mr. Som Nath Sapkota, Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board in Denmark made a brief video presentation and shed light on the beautiful tourism attractions of Nepal that really tempt travel enthusiasts to visit the country. He also made an appeal to spread the message that Nepal is safe to travel in the post-earthquake situation and encourage the people in network to visit Nepal.
Making his presentation entitled “Nepal: More than the Land of Mt. Everest and Lord Buddha”, Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. at the Embassy illuminated the major tourism products and services of Nepal that encompass a quadrangle of nature, culture, adventure and geography in the first part of his presentation. Similarly, he highlighted the initiatives taken by the Government of Nepal, tourism entrepreneurs and friends and well-wishers of Nepal around the world to revive the erstwhile image of Nepal as a Shangri-La destination while enlisting various accolades conferred to Nepal as a major manifestation of international recognition. He also touched upon the contribution of tourism sector in the national economy and the need of increased visitors to stabilize the economy suffering from tremors and shocks. In the second part of the presentation, Mr. Khadka elaborated the loss caused by the earthquake, efforts made by the Government in the rescue, relief and rehabilitation process and the ongoing reconstruction process.
Nepalese artistes from Odense presented various five Nepalese cultural dances comprising classical dance, Tamang Selo, Maruni and Lakhe dance. A dancer in one of the dances was Danish national who appeared in Lakhe dance along with his fellow Nepali dancer which many took as a great appreciation to Nepalese music and culture.
The guests present on the occasion included representatives from Danish Red Cross, school teachers and friends and well-wishers of Nepal.
Chargé d’Affairs Mr. Khadka concluded the programme with vote of thanks to the guests and the supporters, particularly the artists in Odense and the management of Parup Aftenskole (a school) who provided the venue free of cost. The programme included a light reception at the end.
The Embassy also held meetings and interactions with Nepalese PhD students in Aarhus University, Aarhus, the second largest city of Denmark and Odense, the third largest city of Denmark on 09 July 2016. Those meetings and interactions were held with a view to encourage them to participate in the economic diplomacy related activities such as culture, tourism, trade, commerce and investment promotion and encourage them to use their access, networks, knowledge, expertise and resources for the benefit of Nepal. Before the meetings the Embassy officials had the opportunity to visit the premises of Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark.
Embassy of Nepal
11 July 2016
The Embassy of Nepal in Denmark organized a promotional event entitled “Nepal Now” in Copenhagen in collaboration with Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board and “Nepal Now”campaign on 23 April 2016. Organized in coincidence with the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on 25 April last year, the programme was focused on disseminating the status of Nepal’s tourist destinations and services following the earthquake.
The guests present in the event were members of Diplomatic Corps in Denmark, businessmen, professors, academicians, scholars, media persons, members of Denmark-Nepal Society, Honorary Public Relations Representative of Nepal Tourism Board in Finland, office bearers of Nepalese community organizations including the Non-resident Nepalese Association, International Coordination Council (NRNA-ICC) and National Coordination Council (NRNA-NCC) of Denmark and other Nepalese community organizations.
Divided into three parts, the programme started with the welcome remarks by Mr. Som Nath Sapkota, HPRR, Nepal Tourism Board who welcomed the participants while highlighting the objectives of organizing the event. He emphasized on the need of increased flow of tourists to Nepal at such a critical time when Nepalese people are working for reconstruction of the country in a sustainable manner.
Following the welcome remarks, a minute of silence was observed in memory of those who lost their lives in the earthquake. H.E. Mr. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark initiated and led a candle lighting to mark the occasion.
In the second part of the event, three presentations were made covering the status of tourist destinations and services at the aftermath of the earthquake and the reasons to visit Nepal now. The first presentation was made my Mr. Hjortur Smarason, International Place Branding and a staunch supporter of “Nepal Now” campaign. Beginning his presentation with the real-time story of his son who was in Pokhara during the earthquake, Mr. Smarason highlighted that International media generally focused on the negative pictures of the earthquake but rarely focus on the positive pictures. The vivid example, as he presented, was his son’s witnessing of Kathmandu after three days of the earthquake which was standing unlike the pictures presented in the media. He maintained that such information creates fear among the visitors resulting into the lowered number of visitors. He also mentioned that he started facebook and twitter campaign to spread positive message that Nepal is safe to travel even after the earthquake. He also said that the number of tourists visiting Nepal has been reduced by 25 percent in 2015 which may be revived in few years in the level of arrival figures of 2014. Thus, Mr. Smarason emphasized on the fact that Nepal is safe and back to business throughout his presentation as an effort to spread the positive image of the country.
The second presentation was made by Mr. Richie Johnston, Journalist and videographer and his friend Mr. Niall McLoughlin who shared the story of impression while visiting Nepal prior to the earthquake. Mr. Johnston presented a short video entitled “Nepal: Mountain Music” which was produced in coordination with his friend. He said that his parents visited Nepal and has still the fresh memory of the beautiful country and he also wishes to follow their path.
The third presentation entitled “Why to Visit Nepal Now”was made by Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy. Presenting fourteen main reasons- majestic mountains, Lumbini, worldclass trekking trails, myriad cultures, roaring rivers, flora & fauna, sports, settings and stories for films and documentary production, MICE and meditation, volunteerism and internships, holidaying, supporting in the reconstruction process, spreading the message that Nepal is safe, competitive costs and international recognition of Nepal as one of the best destinations to travel, Mr. Khadka highlighted the contribution of tourism sector in Nepalese economy and the importance of increased number of visitors at present.
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark delivered a short speech on the occasion. In his speech, among other things, the Ambassador highlighted the situation at the aftermath of the earthquake. He mentioned that though the quake was not of mega-quake scale, the impact was unprecedented due to the country’s geography and the quality of the private as well as public properties. In yet another context, he maintained that there were some political hurdles that were prevailing prior to the earthquake. But the earthquake paved the way forward for the political consensus to promulgate the constitution. He also informed that the National Reconstruction Authority has been constituted and it has started functioning smoothly now. He expressed his hope that the pledges of assistance made during the International Conference on Nepal’s Reconstruction (ICNR) will be utilized for the satisfaction of those who are affected by the natural disaster. The Ambassador also shared among the audience that the protected areas of Nepal have been instrumental in preserving endangered species like Bengal Tiger, one-horned rhino and elephants which are also the treasures to offer to the tourists to see. He also thanked the Government and people, the NGOs and civil societies and individual well-wishers of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden for their swift response to the call of the Government of Nepal by providing immediate rescue and relief support and their continued concern and interest in the rehabilitation and reconstruction process. Finally, the Ambassador appealed all the participants to visit Nepal and encourage their friends, relatives and persons and families in their networks to plan their next trip to Nepal.
In the last segment of the event, a Nepali Folk dance, a Nepali Dhoon (musical tune) and a Tamang Selo dance were presented by six Nepalese artistes associated to International Artists Society (INAS), Denmark. In the Nepali Dhoon, the artistes presented a melodious tune of Madal, Guitar and Bansuri. Participants widely appreciated the cultural dances and musical performances.
At the end of the programme, general Nepalese food items were served to the participating guests who appreciated the peculiarity and taste of Nepalese food. They also shared the view that Nepal is a beautiful country and they will share the information among their friends and relatives.
Organized as part of the Embassy’s economic diplomacy activities, the programme was also supported by a number of Nepalese volunteers. Attaché at the Embassy, Mr. Madhab Raj Kafle and other Embassy staff were also present on the occasion.
Embassy of Nepal
23 April 2016
Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen participated in ’KUKS International Gala Festival of National Fare’ organized by the Cultural Confederation of Foreign Societies (KUKS), Denmark in honour of the United Nations Day on Friday, 23 October 2015. The special ʽDayʼ was celebrated on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the establishment the United Nations and 45th anniversary of the establishment of KUKS.
More than 30 countries (UN member states) including Nepal showcased their national dishes whereas Nepal, Greece, the Philippines and the Russian Federation had also presented cultural dances. The Embassy presented two dances- a ʽJhyaure danceʼ and a ʽKauda danceʼ where seven Nepalese artistes belonged to International Nepalese Artists Society, Denmark, a Nepalese community organization, performed their mesmerizing dances to the audience. Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission had presented a brief introduction of both the dances performed during the event. The Nepal stall in the festival showcased the dishes like lentil, plain rice, curry, chicken curry, mutton curry, mixed pickle, green salad, chicken dumpling, fried beaten rice with almond and chilli, rounded bread (Sel Roti) and dessert. The visitors and audience widely appreciated the quality and taste of Nepalese food and cultural dances. The stall was decorated with the posters of Mt. Everest and Lumbini, and a small poster that contained the message of rebounding of the devastated tourism industry of Nepal following the earthquake of 25 April 2015.
The more than 500 hundreds guests and visitors attending the event included the KUKS members, Ambassadors and other senior diplomats including the cultural attachés, high level officials of Danish authorities, politicians, Copenhagen City Council members, NGO activists and journalists.
At the opening of the event, the Mayor for Youth and Children Ms. Pia Allerslev delivered a short speech highlighting the importance of the event. The next speaker was H.E. Ms. Raja Ghanam, the Ambassador of Morocco and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Copenhagen who, speaking on behalf of the Diplomatic Corps, emphasized on the harmony and tolerance nurtured through the UN to maintain world peace and security in the changed context. She also shed light on the challenges posed by climate change, refugee crisis, international terrorism and violence, and urged on the need of united and concerted efforts to overcome these challenges. She maintained that the UN is the only organization to provide platform to agree and implement measures to contain the threats and challenges facing the global community. She thanked the KUKS for providing such an opportunity to the Embassies in Copenhagen to express commitment and solidarity towards the purposes and principles enshrined in the UN Charter. She also appreciated the tireless efforts made by KUKS to organize such a meaningful event every year.
Following the speech of the Dean, Ms. Pernille Fenger, the Head of UNFPA Nordic Office, speaking on behalf of the UN team in Copenhagen, made a comprehensive speech that covered the whole gamut of UN mandates and its works during the 70 years of the establishment of the world organization from climate change to UN Sustainable Development Goals, population expansion to refugee crisis and humanitarian aid, poverty and health to education, human rights to equal rights, protracted conflicts to terrorism, international peace and security, and equality and prosperity. She also highlighted that the UN city in Copenhagen houses 10 UN agencies where more than 1,200 UN staffers of various nationalities work every day. She, yet in another context, maintained that the UN had to be invented, had it not been created.
Welcoming the guests and visitors present on the occasion, Mr. Kaj Larssen, President of KUKS expressed his sincere thanks to all the Embassies/Missions for their active collaboration and participation in the event and invited all of them to enjoy the evening for the united and better world.
H.E. Mr. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark and Mrs. Bhatta, Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/ Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Second Secretary, Mr. Madhab Raj Kafle, Attaché and Mr. Arsat Gurung, Office Assistant at the Embassy attended the event where H.E. the Ambassador and Mrs. Bhatta also had the opportunity to welcome and explain the fellow Ambassadors and visitors about the dishes and cultural dances presented on the occasion.
26 October 2015
Rt. Hon. Mr. Kalyan Shrestha, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nepal and Mrs. Shrestha visited Finland, Denmark and Norway during 09-20 October 2015 leading a Nepalese delegation comprising Mr. Devendra Gopal Shrestha, Justice, Supreme Court and Mrs. Shrestha, Mr. Ishwor Prasad Khatiwada, Chief Judge, Appellate Court, Rajbiraj, Mr. Shreekanta Paudel, Registrar, Supreme Court, Mr. Shekhar Prasad Paudel, District Judge, Mr. Bishnu Prasad Gautam, District Judge and Mr. Shantam Singh Khadka, UNDP, Kathmandu’s programme manager for “Rule of Law and Human Rights Protection Programme”.
Embarked from Kathmandu with the main objective of observing, studying and learning the best practices in the field of court and case management and the existence, constitution, modus operandi, efficiency and effectiveness of judicial oversight mechanism including the compliance of the code-of-conduct of the judges, the delegation had the opportunity to hold bilateral meetings with the counterpart agencies like the Supreme Courts of all the countries, observation of and meeting with the other levels of courts, human rights institutions and judicial oversight mechanisms.
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation arrived in Finland during the weekend on 10 October 2015 and had held bilateral meetings with the Officials of the Ministry of Justice, Department of Judicial Administration, H.E. Ms. Pauliine Koskelo, President of the Supreme Court of Finland, Mr. Kimmo Hakonen, Secretary General and Ms. Pekka Liesivuori, Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the Chancellor of Justice, Ms. Pekka Vihervuori, President of Supreme Administrative Court, Ms. Tiina Astola, Permanent Secretary and Ms. Jussi Makinen, International Affairs Advisor, Ministry of Justice and Mr. Morten Hoglund, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Finland during 12-14 October 2015. The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice of Nepal and his delegation was invited by his counterpart Ms. Pauliine Koskelo, President of the Supreme Court of Finland.
Upon arrival in Copenhagen International Airport on 15 October 2015, the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation was received by H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark, Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission and Mr. Madhab Raj Kafle, Attaché at the Embassy. The delegation met H.E. Mr. John Stokholm, Justice at the Supreme Court of Denmark the same day who welcomed the Chief Justice and his delegation on behalf of H.E. Mr. Poul Sogaard, President of the Supreme Court of Denmark (The President of the Supreme Court was on vacation) who had earlier extended invitation to the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice to visit Denmark. During the meeting, both sides exchanged views and shared experiences on wide range of issues related to court and case management and oversight mechanisms of judiciaries of both the countries. Other issues that surfaced during the meeting included the process of appointment of justices at various levels of courts, provision of parliamentary hearing for the appointment of justices in Supreme Court, representation of female judges in various levels of courts, judicial review of administrative acts, legal aid, summoning of parties to the cases, case allocation system, time allocation for pleading and decision drafting, length of the text of judgments, average time taken to finalize cases, archiving of court documents, use of IT system in easing the work of the courts, monitoring of the performance of individual judges, relation between bench and bar, mediation practices, differentiated case management, policy on court and case management etc. Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and H.E. Jon Stokholm led their respective delegations during the meeting. Following the meeting, H.E. Mr. Stokholm took the delegation on a guided tour of the Supreme Court of Denmark where the delegation had the opportunity to observe the photographic history of the Presidents of the Supreme Court, Chamber of the Full Bench of the Supreme Court, Costumes of the Justices, lawyers and President and the Office of the President of the Supreme Court of Denmark.
On 16 October 2015, the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation visited the Office of Danish Institute for Human Rights where the delegation was received by Mr. Christoffer Badse, Head of Monitoring Department, Mr. Ulrik Spliid, Chief Legal Advisor and Ms. Signe Skovmand, Project Manager for Asia including Nepal. During the meeting both sides exchanged views on the human rights protection situation in both the countries, institutional mechanism for the protection and promotion of human rights, upcoming UPR of both the countries to take place in UN Human Rights Council in Geneva at the end of this year, situation of compliance with the provisions of international treaties and conventions in both the countries, the mandates of the human rights institutions of both the countries and possible cooperation between the two countries in protection and promotion of human rights. Ms. Signe Skovmand highlighting the 20 years-long engagement of DIHR in Nepal presented brief information regarding the DIHR partnerships in protection and promotion of human rights in Nepal. She stressed that currently DIHR is extending support to Kathmandu School of Law, Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers and the National Human Rights Commission of Nepal. The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice hailed the DIHR for being a valuable development partner in promotion and protection of human rights in Nepal while highlighting the need of integrated rather than lopsided approach to reform criminal justice system in the country.
H.E. Mr. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark who had also made some pertinent interventions during the meetings and Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy accompanied the delegation during both the meetings.
The Embassy organized an interaction program for the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation with the Nepalese community organizations in Denmark on 16 October 2015 where the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice took the opportunity to highlight the salient features of the Constitution of Nepal, 2015 and also responded happily the queries made by the audience.
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his accompanying delegation left for Oslo, Norway on 17 October 2015 by ship and was seen off at the Copenhagen Harbor by Mrs. Bhima Devi Bhatta and H.E. the Ambassador and the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy Mr. Khadka.
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation was received upon arrival at Oslo Harbor on 18 October 2015 by Ms. Toril Langlete, Senior Advisor at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway. The delegation had the opportunity to hold meetings with the Borgarting Courts of Appeal, H.E. Mr. Morten Hoglund, State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Mr. Tore Schei, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway and his team. During the meetings, the Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation had the opportunity to exchange views and share experiences and ideas, particularly the issues of court and case management and oversight mechanism of judiciary of both the countries.
The Rt. Hon. Chief Justice and his delegation left for Nepal via Doha today, 20 October 2015 and is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on 21 October 2015.
20th October 2015
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark hosted a reception at his residence in Copenhagen today to observe the 65th National Democracy Day. There were more than 30 guests present in the ceremony that included leaders of Nepalese community organizations such as the sister organizations of major political parties; namely, Nepalese People Coordination Committee, Denmark, Overseas Nepalese Forum (ONF), Denmark and representatives of Non-resident Nepalese Association, International Coordination Council (NRNA-ICC) and National Coordination Council (NRNA-NCC) of Denmark, Abhiyan Nepal, Creative Nepalese Women Group, DanNepal Copenhagen Community and media persons.
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark delivered a short speech on the occasion. Beginning his speech with the words of greetings, the Ambassador remembered the martyrs and highlighted their role in laying the foundation of Democratic change in Nepalese society while raising awareness and ray of hope among the common populace to move for change even during the dark days of Rana Oligarchy. He mentioned that we all should remember the dreams of the martyrs and do our level best to fulfill those dreams to secure a better life for our future generation. Leaders of sister organizations of major political parties and other Nepalese community organizations including the NRNA highlighted the importance of first democratic movement of 1951 in Nepal and expressed their concern that the diasporas are eager to see the early promulgation of the new constitution for which they have been restlessly waiting and also requested the Embassy to relay their request to the authorities concerned in Nepal.
The Embassy staff and their family members were also present on the occasion.
Embassy of Nepal
19 February 2015
The Embassy of Nepal in Denmark organized a promotional event entitled “Explore Nepal” in Copenhagen on 26 January 2014. Nepalese cuisines (Dal, Bhat, Tarkari, Achar, Momo, Sel Roti, Phurandana, Newari Khaja Set), Nepalese ethnic traditional costumes (Sherpa, Limbu, Tamang, Gurung, Newar, Magar, Tharu and Official Daura, Suruwal, Coat), Nepalese culture and dances (Tappa dance, Tamang Selo dance and Kauda dance) and Nepalese products (handicraft items- beads, thanka, jewelleries, stone crafts, wood crafts, side bags and accessories, fancy hats, dolls, metal crafts; woolen goods- sweaters, scarves, gloves, socks and caps; woolen carpet (samples), pashmina (shawls, cardigans), tea and coffee, large cardamom, ginger and herbal products were presented/exhibited on the occasion.
The guests present in the event were Ambassadors and diplomats of various foreign Missions in Denmark, businessmen, professors, academicians, scholars, hoteliers, media persons, members of Denmark-Nepal Society, office bearers of Nepalese community organizations including the Non-resident Nepalese Association, International Coordination Council (NRNA-ICC) and National Coordination Council (NRNA-NCC) of Denmark and other Nepalese community organizations.
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark delivered a short speech on the occasion. In his speech, among other things, the Ambassador highlighted the political history of modern Nepal until the end of monarchy and declaration of the country as Federal Democratic Republic on 28 May 2008 while touching upon the current political situation of Nepal following CA II election and the recent developments in the constitution making process. He also expressed his hope that Nepal will have a new constitution within a few months. H.E. the Ambassador also slightly touched upon the trade and tourism related opportunities in Nepal.
Following the speech of the Ambassador, two presentations on tourism-“Visiting Nepal” and trade-“Trade Integration Strategy and Priority Products of Nepal” were made by Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy. The cultural dance and fashion show of traditional ethnic costumes were performed by the volunteer artists of the respective Nepalese ethnic communities present in
Denmark. Organized under the auspices of the Embassy as part of economic diplomacy activities, the programme was widely supported by the volunteers of Nepalese community organizations in Denmark.
The programme was followed by light refreshment meant for networking where almost all the guests visited the stalls of Nepalese products set up at the side of the programme hall. The occasion was also best utilized by local entrepreneurs promoting Nepalese products.
The Programme was conducted by Mr. Madhab Raj Kaphle, Attaché at the Embassy.
Embassy of Nepal
27 January 2015
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador and Mrs. Bhima Devi Bhatta hosted a reception at Hellerup Parkhotel in Copenhagen today to observe the National Day (Republic Day) of Nepal. Over 100 guests present in the reception were the Ambassadors, their spouses and senior diplomats of various foreign residential Missions in Denmark, officials of the Royal Danish Foreign Ministry, members of Denmark-Nepal Society, office bearers of Nepalese community organizations including the sister organizations of major political parties and Non-resident Nepalese Association, International Coordination Council (NRNA-ICC) and National Coordination Council (NRNA-NCC) of Denmark, Finland and Sweden. Other guests included friends and well wishers of Nepal and the media persons of both the countries.
H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark delivered a written speech on the occasion. In his speech, among other things, the Ambassador highlighted the political history of Nepal until the end of monarchy and declaration of the country as Federal Democratic Republic on 28 May 2008 and beyond. He also mentioned that this is the first time that we are celebrating Republic Day as our official National Day since we became a Republic. He also made a special mention of ever strengthening bilateral relations between Nepal and Denmark and expressed his hope that these relations will gain momentum in the years to come. He also appreciated the Government and people of Denmark for their continued support and cooperation extended to Nepal. Expressing his hope that continued support and cooperation from bilateral donors including Denmark and multilateral donors will encourage Nepal to complete its journey to a more mature and stable democracy and fulfilling the twin task of adopting a new constitution within a year as promised by the major political parties and taking the development drive towards positive direction for socio-economic transformation of the country.
H.E. the Ambassador also expressed his belief that this Republic Day will definitely encourage the Government to steer the Constituent Assembly to adopt a democratic and inclusive constitution which the first Constituent Assembly left incomplete. In his short speech, the Ambassador also mentioned that Nepal is a land of opportunities for investors and businessmen due to investment-friendly climate besides of being a major tourism destination in the world. At the end of his speech, H.E. the Ambassador wished for ever growing Nepal-Denmark friendship and formally proposed the toast and cheers to honour the occasion.
Embassy of Nepal
28 May 2014
The Embassy of Nepal in Denmark organized a promotional programme entitled “Info Nepal Evening” in Copenhagen on Wednesday, 05 March 2014. Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Second Secretary at the Embassy welcomed the guests and conducted the programme. Making a presentation on “Political and Socio-Economic Development of Nepal”, H.E. Mukti Nath Bhatta, the Ambassador of Nepal to the Kingdom of Denmark highlighted the political history of Nepal and the successful election to the Constituent Assembly held on November 19 last year. Briefly touching upon the formation of new government in Nepal and Nepal-Denmark economic and commercial relations, the Ambassador briefed on the overall economic performance of the country, shed light on the vistas of opportunities in Nepal for potential investors in major areas of the economy including agriculture, energy, industry and services sectors and invited them to take opportunity to reap benefit out of investor-friendly environment following the formation of new government.
Another presentation entitled “Hydro Power Development in Nepal” jointly made by Mr. Ram Prasad Kafle and Mr. Manish Timilsina, as part of collaboration with Non-Resident Nepalese Association, Denmark focused on hydropower development as one of the major priority sectors of the government and appealed the guests to choose Nepal as their first choice of destination for future investments.
Making the last presentation of the programme titled “Nepal: A Paradise for Tourists” on the occasion Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy elaborated Nepal’s unparalleled geographical, natural, biological and cultural diversities and the competitive services and packages offered to the tourists visiting Nepal. He requested the guests to suggest their families, friends and relatives to visit Nepal and enjoy the perfect blending of nature, culture and adventure that Nepal uniquely offers and think of making investment in travel trade business to take advantage of Nepal’s investment-friendly administrative, legal and procedural frameworks. During the presentation, he also emphasized on the tourism brand of Nepal “Naturally Nepal, Once is Not Enough”.
At the End of the programme, Mr. Carsten Dencker Nielsen, Vice President of Asia House Foundation and the Chairman of Asia Business Forum, made a video presentation on the history and current relations of Asia House with Asia. Speaking briefly after the video presentation, he thanked the Embassy for organizing such an informative event at Asia House.
The guests present in the programme were the Ambassadors, diplomats, representatives of Danish banking and financial institutions, private companies, university professors, travel agencies, media persons and the representatives of Nepalese community organizations including representatives of NRNA-ICC and NRNA-NCC, Denmark. Other diplomats and staffs of the Mission were also present in the programme.
Organized as part of economic diplomacy, the programme was followed by a dinner in which representative Nepalese cuisine was served. Tourism related materials such as CDs, brochures, booklets and pamphlets were also distributed before the departure of the guests.
Embassy of Nepal,
06 March 2014
The Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen organized an event today to mark the Republic Day and 60th anniversary of the conquest of the Mt. Everest. Among the 100 guests present in the event organized at the residence of H.E. the Ambassador were the former Ambassador of Denmark to Nepal Mr. Finn Thilsted, representatives of Nepal-Denmark Friendship Society and the representatives of the Nepalese Community organizations including the Non-Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA) and other Nepalese community organizations operating in Denmark.
His Excellency Mukti Nath Bhatta delivered his remarks on the occasion. In his remarks, H.E. the Ambassador highlighted the ever growing bilateral relations between Nepal and Denmark, and other friendly Scandinavian countries, sacrifice and anticipation of the Nepalese people towards establishing a peaceful and stable Republic of Nepal, the much awaited next election of the Constituent Assembly previously scheduled for November and the importance and contribution of tourism sector in the national economy. He also expressed his hope that more tourists and expeditioners from this region would visit Nepal in the years to come.
Concluding his remarks, H.E. the Ambassador made a request to all the guests present to pray for the successful election of the next Constituent Assembly in Nepal in order to create a peaceful and prosperous Nepal by writing a new constitution for institutionalizing the republican system in the country as per the aspirations of the Nepalese people.
Embassy of Nepal
29th May 2013
The Embassy of Nepal in Copenhagen, Denmark organized a promotional programme entitled “A Presentation on Tourism, Trade and Investment Opportunities in Nepal” at Restaurang Himalaya in Goteborg, the second largest city in Sweden on 06 July 2013. A team of the Embassy officials comprising of Mr. Ram Kaji Khadka, Counsellor/Deputy Chief of Mission, Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Second Secretary and Mr. Uttam Prasad Neupane, Attache conducted the programme. Mr. Prakash Adhikari, Second Secretary welcomed the guests in the programme and highlighted the objective of the event. Following the welcome remarks, the Counsellor made the presentation, where he shed light on major tourist attractions in Nepal, new and niche tourism products such as rural tourism, home stay, send home a friend, MICE tourism, meditation, honeymoon and major tourism clusters like nature, culture and adventure. It was also emphasized during the presentation that the brand Nepal segment such as weekend breaks, amazing adventure and life time experience could benefit tourists visiting Nepal rejuvenate their body, mind and soul with the unprecedented opportunity to experience the perfect blending of nature, culture and society with the service provided by friendly and ever smiling people. Nepal’s tourism brand-‘Naturally Nepal, Once is not Enough’ was thus repeatedly emphasized in the presentation.
The impact of Visit Nepal Year 2011, subsequent upward curve of the tourist arrivals by air, tourism policy of Nepal and its vision to host 20 million tourists annually by 2020 and tourism campaign year 2013-2020 to realize the vision through the creation of destination demand, bringing Nepalese travel trade and international travel trade and consumers together, establishment of backward and forward linkages and achievement of higher spending, longer stays and year-round arrivals were also highlighted during the presentation. A montage that won Grad Prix Award in Czech Republic in 2006 was also displayed following the presentation. Given the insignificant presence of businessmen, trade and investment opportunities in Nepal were only touched upon but not discussed in detail during the presentation. There was a significant presence of travel agents, Nepal enthusiasts, friends of Nepal and potential tourists from Goteborg and its vicinity and Nepalese expats and students in the programme. All the guests were requested to visit Nepal once and encourage their friends, relatives and kins to visit Nepal at the end of the presentation that was followed by a dinner. Tourism related materials including brochures, CDs and booklets provided by Nepal Tourism Board were distributed among the guests.
The programme organized as part of economic diplomacy is expected to have positive impression among the guests encouraging them to place Nepal at the top of their travel destination in their future travel plan.
Embassy of Nepal
07th July 2013