Dr. Rabindra Dhakal appointed NAST secretary

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Dr. Rabindra Dhakal, a prominent figure in the field of science and technology, has been appointed as the Secretary of the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST).

The appointment was made by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda', also the Chancellor of NAST, conferring upon Dhakal a tenure of four years, effective from Friday.

Scientist Dhakal is known for his wide-ranging contributions in space research, ICT development programmes, bio-energy programme and national innovation digital networks programme based on NAST.

Dr. Dhakal has served as the Chief Scientist Officer and Technical Department head at NAST, where he has also assumed the role of spokesperson. Dhakal completed PhD in Chemical Engineering from Saga University, Japan.

After assuming the office, Dhakal stated that his vision for his tenure is to bolster the connection between science, industry, and society.

Dr. Dhakal expressed his commitment to nurturing a sense of hope and enthusiasm among the youths for science and innovation. He intends to create avenues for young minds to engage with scientific pursuits, fostering a new generation of innovators and problem solvers.

Moreover, Dr. Dhakal's agenda places a strong emphasis on institutional strengthening within the realm of science and technology.