Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Foundation organized the Seventh Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Memorial Day on Tuesday, 6th September 2022. The program was chaired by Mr. Sharad Nidhi Tiwari, the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited. The Chief Guest, the Deputy Governor and Acting Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Dr. Neelam Dhungana Timsina had inaugurated the program. In the program, the NRB Deputy Governor, Dr. Neelam Dhungana Timsina and Special Guest Former Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Dr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa launched the book entitled “Samriddhiko Margama 2079” (a collection of Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited members’ success stories).
The Chief Guest Dr. Timsina, speaking after inaugural of the book shared that the stories and topics covered in the book are much valuable. She expressed that the efforts of late Dr. Harihar Dev Pant have helped much in uplifting the living standard of the people in the rural areas. Many individuals have opted for entrepreneurship due to the services of the microfinance institutions, Dr.Timsina opined. She expressed her gratitude towards Nirdhan Utthan Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited for publishing the success stories in the book form. She also requested all the members to use the loan in the productive sector. She further expressed that Dr. Pant has guided all of us on this path.
In the program, the Former Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Mr. Ganesh Bahadur Thapa opined that the microfinance plays an important role and that the central bank and the government should thus keep the microfinance sector in high priority. He wished that the microfinance services become the basis of livelihood of the deprived class in the rural areas. He shared that, late Dr. Harihar Dev Pant is an exemplary personality and his contribution towards financial sector is unforgettable.
In the program, the director of Nirdhan NGO, Prof. Dr. Fatta Bahadur K.C. expressed that the contribution of late Dr. Harihar Dev Pant towards the microfinance sector is unforgettable. He opined that, due to the efforts of late Dr. Pant, the living standard of the deprived class has now been uplifted.
In the same program other guests, the chairperson of Nirdhan Utthan Lagahubitta Bittiya Sanstha, Mr. Sarad Nidhi Tiwari, the chairperson of Microfinance Association of Nepal – MFAN, Mr. Jagat Bahadur Pokherel, the President of SEJON, Mr. Janardan Baral, the President of Nepal Microfinance Bankers Association, Mr. Prakash Raj Sharma and the chairperson of Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Foundation, Mr Janardhan Dev Pant expressed their gratitude to follow the path shown by the father of microfinance in Nepal.
Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Micro-Entrepreneurship Award
Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Outstanding Micro-Entrepreneur Prize 2079 organized by Nirdhan NGO was presented to the outstanding micro-entrepreneurs from all seven provinces so as to encourage the micro-entrepreneurs engaged in the micro-entrepreneurship enhancing their self-confidence.