Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sykle til jobben or Cycle to Work

Few days back I got an opportunity to participate in the programme SKYLE TIL JOBBEN which means cycle to work action in Oslo, which was inaugurated by Norwegian transportation minister. "Cycling to work" is the largest action with the purpose to motivate as many as possible to be physically active regardless of their age. The concept is that -peers will compete against each other and against other workplaces, to be the most physically active during the two-month period action. For providing me with this opportunity, I would heartly like to thank Marianna Billing , information officer of Trygg trafikk which is working for road safety programmes in Norway with the cooperation of Norwegian Public Road Administration, National Police Directorate and The Directorate for health and Social Welfare.Here I have posted some of the pictures of the event .
Transportation Minister of Norway Liv Signe Navarsete being interviewed by Popular TV channel NRK News.

Ms. Marianna Billing, Information officer of The Norwegian Council for Road Safety

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Constitution Day of Norway

As early as the 1820s people started to celebrate the 17th of May, and since then this day has been established as Norway's National Day, Norway's Liberation Day, even though the celebrations have in the course of time changed their character and form. The history of the 17th of May celebrations in Norway reflects in many ways the main features of the country's history from 1814 until today.

The 17th of May has remained the great spring festival in Norway, in a country with a winter that is both long and cold. For this reason the 17th of May has more and more taken on the character of a children's festival. The children's procession has become the colourful focal point in the celebrations, from the most remote coastal settlements to the capital city where literally thousands of schoolchildren, marching along behind their school bands and banners, file past the Royal Palace in salute to the King.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Prachanda visits Norway

With kantipur team and Journalist Arun Bhandari from The Himalayan Times
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal dahal is shaking hands with Norwegian prime minister Jens Stolltenberg

A small boy from Nepal welcoming PM and his team by showing Nepali Flag
Minister of Environment and International Development of Norway Erik Soleihm and Prime minister of Nepal Pushpa Kamal Dahal on discussion

A week before our prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal visited Oslo, Norway for a week long Nordic trip along with his team. PM's 19-member entourage included his wife Sita, son Prakash and business leaders and government officials. We got an opportunity to attend the Press conference of Prime minister held here at Oslo with Nepali and Foreign journalists. In the press conferece, Norwegian Minister of Environment and International Development - Erik Solheim was also present and he hosted PM’s visit from Nepal .Here are some pics from the press conference.