The First Interaction Program of NepIF

Nepal Intellectual Forum (NepIf) organized an intellectual interaction as its first program on the topic “Social Utility of Intellectual Research in Nepal” on 22nd May, 2010 (8th Jestha 2067 B.S.). The program was chaired by NepIf chairperson Prof. Dr. Pashupati Nath Timalsena. He presented the opinion that academic research should be linked with social life. He also pointed out that the research which is not linked with behavioral aspect of social life is meaningless.
In that program Prof. Dr. Cahitanya Mishra and Prof. Dr. Nagendra Lal Shrivastava had presented papers on Social Utility of Intellectual Rresearch in Nepal. Speaking in the program Prof. Mishra mentioned that intellectual research has rapidly spread in Nepal but they are not in line with the Nepalese social structure and necessity. So he focused that all kind of academic researches should have some utility for the society. Similarly, Prof. Shrivastava expessed that all research should be intellectual and be linked with usefulness with social life.
The participants giving their opinion in the given topic focused that the intellectual research activities in Nepal should be given high priority by the government as well as universities of Nepal. They also focused that the intellectuals should also work with full honesty towards making their research useful for the society. From the participants Prof. Dr. Bhupati Dhakal Kamal, Prof. Krishna Prasad Aryal, Prof. Dr. Bed Nath Sharma, Prof. Dr. Yadav Prasad Sharma Gaudel, Prof. Dr. Bhawani Prasad Pandey, Prof. Dr. Abhaya Kumar Das, Prof. Dr. Rabi Lal Adhikari, Prof. Dr. Krishna Kumar Shrestha, Prof. Dr. Ishwar Chandra Dutta, Dr. Krishna Raj Tiwari, Mr. Aananda Raj Mulmi. Mr. Narayan Bahadur Adhikari, Mr. Bhesha Raj Aryal, Mr. Gehendreshwar Koirala, Mr. Aananda Dev Bhatta, Dr. Mana Bahadur Khattri, Dr. Krishna Gopal Parajuli, Mr. Gorakh Raj Ojha, Dr. Bimal Keshari Poudel, Dr. Krishna K.C., Dr. Prakash Upadhya, Dr. Sunita Gurung, Dr. Shobha Kanta Lamichhane, Mrs. Shusila Bhatta, Lina Gurung, Mr. Krishna K.C., Mr. Ramesh Poudel, Mr. Sundar Gurung and others gave their opinions.
NepIF vice-chairperson Dr. Keshav Dutta Awasthi delivered welcome speech and Treasurer Dr. Biswo Kallyan Parajuli gave vote of thanks. Likewise, Secretary Prof. Dr. Kedar Basnet introduced the organization.
The program was sponsored by Pokhara Finance Ltd. and was conducted at Party Palace, Pokhara.