Resources Himalaya Foundation and Environmental Graduates in Himalaya jointly organized a talk program “Recalling Dr. Pralad Yonzon’s Memories” on the occasion of 10th Memorial Day of Dr. Pralad Yonzon on October 31, 2021. Several distinguished guests shared their precious memories that they spent with Dr. Pralad Yonzon in the past. Dr. Dinesh Neupane, Executive Director of Resources Himalaya Foundation (RHF) welcomed the guests and participants in the program.
As a tribute to Dr. Yonzon, Dr. Dinesh Raj Bhuju announced that RHF has established an award in the name of Dr. Yonzon. He mentioned that there are other two awards that RHF is planning to provide to persons involved in science and conservation. These awards will be formalized by internal funds and with the support from other institutions and individuals. The plan is to give Young Scientist Award to young researchers; Dr. Yonzon Conservation Award to field based conservationist; and Science Teacher’s Award to science teacher.
In the program, Dr. Yonzon’s mentees Dr. Sapana Lohani Joshi and Mr. Promod Tandan expressed their gratefulness towards Dr. Yonzon for always encouraging and inspiring them in every way. Similarly, Ms. Puspa Keshari Shrestha and Dr. Prabhu Budhathoki shared their experiences and memories with Dr. Yonzon. They praised Dr. Yonzon’s persistence, hard-working nature, solid determination and encouraging attitude made him such a distinguished person and were the key to the uncountable contribution that he made in the field of conservation science. The program was chaired by Prof. Dr. Ram B. Chettri, Chairperson of RHF.