IY V 2001ITSOUR TI M E
supported by UN Volunteer Mr. G. B.A.Gunasingha and by UNHCR and WFP.
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IYV 2001 Launch through The Volunteer Exhibition
Hon’ble Minister of Science andTechnology Mr. Surendra P. Chaudharylaunched IYV 2001 in Nepal by opening aVolunteer Exhibition organized by IYV2001 National Steering Committee forNepal, on 17 December 2000 in theBhrikuti Mandap hall, Kathmandu. A brief report is given in
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Hon’ble Minister Mr. Surendra P. Chaudhary cuttingthe ribbon to launch IYV on December 17, 2000,flanked by UN Resident Coordinator, Member of National Planning Commission, President of FNCCIand the Japanese Ambassador.
1. Press release and News:
On December4, 2000, press release was jointly releasedby IYV Secretariat and UNV Nepal. Withthe heading of "Annan: Increase efficiencyof public service", the Rising Nepal,national English daily covered news aboutIYV on December 5, 2000.
2. “Goodwill ambassadors”
was theheading of the full- page coverage by thenational weekly ‘Nepali Times’, mostlyread by donors, expatriates and nationalprofessional people in its issue forDecember 8-14, 2000 period on of UNVNepal and IYV Nepal.
3. Live Discussion on the Kantipur FMRadio:
On December 14, 2000, the popularprogramme- Mayos Taremam- of theKantipur FM Radio organized livediscussion programme on “IYV 2001”. Mr.Hem Subedi, the host of the programmediscussed with Mr. Bhuvan Silwal, IYVNational Coordinator during the programme8-9am.
4. Meet the Press on IYV Launch:
Meetthe Press programme occurred immediatelyafter the IYV 2001 launch. The 18 journalists representing the National dailynews papers- Gorkhapatra, the Kantipur andKathmandu Post, Space time, Himalayatimes, Nepali Samachar Patra, Lokpatra,Spotlight Journal, FM Radios-Sagarmathaand Kantipur and Space Time TV Channel,attended the programme.
‘The Meet the Press’ programme observedimmediately after the IYV launch.
Dr. Jagadish Chandra Pokharel, Hon’bleMember of the National PlanningCommission and Chair of the IYV 2001National Steering Committee was the keyrespondent to the programme. He wasaccompanied by Mr. S. M. Shrestha,Member-Secretary of the National PlanningCommission and Member of IYV NSC, Dr.T. Pokharel, Member-Secretary of theSocial Welfare Council and Member of theIYV NSC, Mr. M. R. Pandey, JointSecretary of the National PlanningCommission and Member of the IYV NSC,Dr. P.P.Upadhyay, Director of the NationalDevelopment Volunteer Service and theMember-Secretary of the IYV NSC, Mr.Simon Forrester, UNV Programme Officerfor Nepal and Mr. Bhuvan Silwal, IYVNational Coordinator for Nepal.