Earthquake Safety Day commemoratedJan 15, 2009
The eleventh earthquake safety day was celebrated on 15 January by the National Committee for Earthquake Safety Day under the Ministry of Home Affairs. The UNDP Disaster Risk Reduction at the National Level in Nepal (DRRNLN II), a project supported by the European Commission Humanitarian Aid department (DIPECHO), provided financial assistance to the National Committee for organising two symposiums on disaster risk reduction. The purpose of these symposiums was to share the experiences and generate new ideas on disaster risk reduction and response among all the stakeholders, mainly the policymakers, decision makers, academicians, professionals and the civil society. Several awareness messages were also released through radio, television, newspapers, banners, pamphlets, posters and outreach programmes emphasizing the importance of preparedness and risk reduction.