Remembering Panna


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Prof. Panna Lal Pradhan with his wife Late Durga Devi Pradhan
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Receiving Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Award from Late King Birendra for his service to the nation.
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Receiving felicitation and blessings from mother after getting the award from the king.
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With Nepali Delegation during his China visit and meeting with Chairman Mao, Chinese communist leader and founding father of People’s Republic of China.
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In conversation with Jawaharlal Nehru, 1st Indian Prime Minister, during his India visit.

Panna lal Pradhan (1932-2006) was the first Nepali Psychologist who made significant contributions for the development of educational system and higher education in Nepal.

The tribute blog post will be shared online on 25 Feb on the occasion of 11th death anniversary.

Thanks to Pratibha Pradhan Shrestha for sharing these valuable and historical pictures of an unsung hero!

LiMH Course 2016


Photo feature of Annual 9th Leadership in Mental health course organized by Sangath and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in Goa, India.

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The participants, tutors and staff of LiMH course 2016 at Panjim, Goa.
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Sharing about Nepal experience of MHPSS context
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Presenting the group work on Nepal Mental Health Plan at the end of the course.
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Our plan won the popular votes by participants and faculty. 
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Participants from Nepal: Madhur Basnet from BPKIHS, Ganesh Maya Shrestha from Leprosy Mission and myself from ACF.
Thanks to my former employer, ICRC for partially sponsoring my participation in the course.

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Bhaktapur Durbar Square 


Some of the pictures below are from Bhaktapur Durbar Square, one of the World Heritage Sites in Nepal. Earthquakes in April/May earlier this year have affected this place as well. Some of the important structures have been damaged but most of the structure stand still beautiful and elegant as ever in this clean city. I was amazed to know that only the top part (gajur) was moved on the Nyatapola Temple which is one of the tallest structure there, and it still stands strong. The ancient knowledge of such architecture needs to be preserved.