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Diwas Dhakal
Diwas Dhakal is currently engaged with Glenbow museum Calgary, Canada. He was a faculty member in Central Department of Nepalese History, culture and Archaelogy, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is actively engaged in research activities on various field of Nepalese culture for nearly a decade. he has travelled all over Nepal to study socio-cultural anthropology of various ethnic groups. More over, he has written many articles and research papers, which have been published in many national and international journals.
 
Summary:
  • Actively engaged in research activities on various field of Nepalese Culture for nearly a decade.
  • Lecturer at Tribhuwan University, Kathmandu, Nepal since 1994, Nepalese History, Culture, and Archaeology.
  • Supervised student dissertation of master degree level.
  • Traveled all over Nepal to study socio-cultural anthropology of various ethnic groups.
  • Depth knowledge on Tharus of Terai, Gurungs of Western Himalayan Region and Religions of Nepal covering both Newar Buddhism and Hinduism, Tibetian Buddhism and Real Buddhism and published many articles and research paper which have been published in many national and international journals.
  • Published book on the base of norm and values of Nepalese culture, religion, festival, art, architecture, the Nepalese way of life a total package of tourism useful culture students and provides a general overview of Nepalese culture and religions and religious culture.
  • Successfully lead the students in various regions of Nepal, guiding them in research of mythologies, archaeology, art, architecture, and anthropology.
  • Participated on the training program of culture export of Nepal, organized jointly by the His Majesty Government of Nepal, Ministry of Tourism and Central Department of Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology, Tribhuvan University, Nepal (March 4 – May 3, 1997).
  • Recognized table tennis national player and has represented the various country in international games.
  • Participated in 12th Asian Game (Hiroshima) Japan as team manager and attended many seminars in Japan. Also, received Diploma by the president, olympic Council of Asia, 1994.
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Work Experience:
  • Working as a lecturer, teaching to Master level student at Tribhuvan University from beginning of 1994
  • Guest lecturer at Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management affiliated with His Majesty's Government Ministry of Tourism since 1997.
  • Visiting Lecturer, Cultural Destination Nepal since 997.
  • Visiting Lecturer, S.S.R. since 1999
  • Visiting Lecturer, SAAN Research Institute since 1999.
  • Associated in various development programs for the upliftment of Women and Schedule Caste since 1997.
  • Lecturing on various aspects of Nepalese culture organized by His Majesty's Government, Ministry of Women and Social Welfare since 1999.
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Paper Presentation:
  • His Majesty's Government, Ministry of Women and Social Welfare, "The Basic Concept of Nepalese Culture", Sept 19 – Oct 14, 1999.
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Seminars Attended:
  • "Lumbini Festival", 1996. Participant and Team Leader. Organized by Lumbini Development Trust, Nepal.
  • "Lumbini Central Festival", 1996. Participant and Team Leader of students from the University, organized by HMG – Department of Tourism, Nov 20 – Dec 6, 1996.
  • Participation in 12th Asian Game (Hiroshima), Japan as Team Manager and attended on many seminars in Japan. Also, received Diploma by the President, Olympic Council of Asia, 1994.
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Other Activities:
  • Assistant Secretary – Human Organization of Nepal (Human Rights) since 1991.
  • Vice President – Nepal Tourism Academic Forum since 1997.
  • Vice President – Nepal Argentina Friendship Society (NAFS) since 1995.
  • Board Member – Nepal Judo Association since 1994-2003.
 
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Nepalese Culture, Society and Tourism
By: Diwas Dhakal

This book is a collection
of essays devoted to the
Nepalese Culture,Society and Tourism. A special
stress on Natural and
cultural Heritage of Nepal has been very carefully emphasised.
Diwas Dhakal, 2000 ISBN 99933-570-0-6,
First Edition 2000
Published by:
Mukta Dhakl
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Contents:

Tourism in Nepal: A Critical Analysis

Ghandruk: A Socio-cultural Study

The Aqua Culture of Kathmandu

People, Nature and Wild Life in Makalu - Barun

Purnachandi Bhuja Jatra of Patan: A Protection from Lightening

Vajrayan Buddhism and Nepal

The Accumulate Stupa of Ramagrama

The Stupa of Boudhnath: A World Heritage Site

Pagoda Style Architecture and Nepal

Development of Architecture in Nepal

 
 
 
 
 
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