सहर अभियन्ताका लागि – खुला आह्वान

स्टोरी साइकलले अमेरिकी सरकारको सहयोगमा बगनासकाली गाँउपालिका, पाल्पा र ऋषिङ गाँउपालिका, तनहुँमा युवामैत्री विकासको रणनीति निर्माणमा सहजीकरण गर्न सम्पूर्ण वडामा यस अभियान मार्फत् कार्यक्रम को थालनी गरेका छौं । हामी स्थानीय युवा र समुदायहरूलाई सशक्त बनाउन प्रविधिको अधिकतम प्रयोग गरेर स्थानीय ठाउँलाई जीवन्त बनाउन ध्यान दिइरहेका छौं ।

अभियानका उदेश्यहरु:

  • सूचना प्रविधिको प्रयोग गर्दै युवा शक्तिलाई आफ्नो गाउँ र सहरको विकासको लागि उन्मुख गराउने,
  • वडास्तरको अध्ययन, तथ्यांक संकलन, कथा संकलन, नक्शांकन द्वारा वडास्तरको सूचना पहुँचमा जोड दिने,
  • स्थानीय स्रोतको पहिचान र प्रयोग गर्न सहजीकरण गर्ने ।

गाँउपालिकाको हरेक वडा स्तरबाट दुई अभियन्ता (महिला र पुरुष) हुनेछन् जसको प्रमुख जिम्मेवारी यस अभियानलाई सहजीकरण गर्नु हुनेछ ।
अभियन्ताको प्रमुख जिम्मेवारीमा वडास्तरको प्रारम्भिक अध्ययन, तथ्यांक संकलन, कथा संकलन, नक्शांकन, सूचना प्रवाह लगाएतका हुनेछन् ।

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Bagmati Promenade

Transformation of the City’s History through the River

Bagmati Promenade: Thapathali-Teku, heritage walk designed by Storycycle with the British Council Nepal in collaboration with Kathmandu Metropolitan City Ward 11 and 12 people living and working in the vicinity and/or having a special affinity conducted the mega event on 27th July inaugurated by Bidya Sundar Shakya, mayor of Kathmandu with parallel walks held under themes like Safeguarding Bagmati by Hiralal Tandukar, Storytelling by Sanjib Chaudhary, Philosophy by Chief Priest(Mahant) Pushpa Raj, Heritage and Heritage Mobility by Alok Siddhi Tuladhar and Shriju Pradhan, Environment by Saurav Dhakal, Architecture by Anjela Tamrakar, Mapping by Sushil Dhakal and Water system by Samita Kapali.  Speaking on the occasion, Hiralal Tandukar, chairperson of ward 11 of Kathmandu municipality, highlighted the Bagmati heritage and emphasized that the consciousness of youth towards  the heritage today and they are always eager and enthusiastic to learn about the heritage. The heritage walk was started from Thapathali Chess-Park through Akhadas, Kalmochan Ghat, Tripurasundari, Chandra Ghat, Puret Ghat, Pachali Bhairav, Teku Dovan and ended at Jagannath Temple.

Through these heritage walks, we are aiming at making the local community and commuters aware of the preservation and promotion of culture and natural heritage. These walks will also mobilise the youth, engage and integrate them into the movement for sustainable conservation with the aid of technology. Further, the walks will integrate heritage site monitoring using a geospatial method, over time, as a preventive conservation measure which helps promote the cohesion of cultural and environmental values. Such walking trails in the field of heritage emphasize the preservation of tangible and intangible cultural heritage and provide a wonderful opportunity to understand the history of cities and the cities that have changed over time. This program tinted the conservation of heritage by highlighting more important historical and cultural issues. It links historical events, religious and social life with modern society.

Iconography of Religions

Family of priests at Changu Narayan temple. He has been working for over 12 years in documenting rituals and other intangible heritages. Guiden us on how the iconography of religions help to depict the historical past and the present, as well as the future and the afterlife.

Iconography expert, Abhas Rajopadhaya led the walk with efforts to resemble the authentic information and convey the religious icons, visual images to the commuters. Walk conducted despite the heavy rainfall gave the essence of need for these sacred places to be away from the pollution.Religious icons are used to convey concepts concerned with humanity’s relationship to the sacred or holy and also to his social and material world. Other nonreligious types of icons achieved increasing significance in the 19th and 20th centuries, especially those dealing with human beings’ relationship to and conceptualization of the material world. Rational, scientific-technical icons have assumed ever-increasing importance in modern science and technology.

     The emphasis on the depiction of historical past and the present, the cultural enthusiast found the walk the best on grounds with the walk leader turned the walk route to a mythical playground. The effort for awareness and realisation of the importance of these sites which bear great historical and cultural importance.

Environment

British Council Climate champion, Saurav Dhakal guided through the walk trail emphasising on the impact on natural and cultural environment of human activities.

The gruesome force towards ongoing development has transcended the boundaries and indeed built a road for us- one which led to morbidity. Unmanaged water-pipe/drainage and irrational human settlement takeover has abusively raised our thirst for the quality environment. The 

walk has induced resonating force towards the importance of both tangible and intangible natural and cultural heritages with ongoing human evolution. 

Solution: Storytelling

Sanjib Chaudhary is a communication expert and a Chemical Technologist who has led the Bagmati Promenade on the theme-Storytelling. He has guided through the stories associated with the places and the people across the Bagmati region all the way from Thapathali through Teku Dovan.

The periodical storytelling and authenticity driven by locals and mythical playground turned to the walking trail for the enthusiasts and heritage lovers. Depicting the core cultural values the avenue entails the historical background of several dynasties of Ranas, Licchhavis, Shahs. The art of storytelling broadened with the advent of technological advancements.

Digital Meets Heritage

The walk on Saturday, June 29 was lead by Sushil Dhakal on the theme- “Mapping”. He has guided on how the Mapping and digitization of the archaeological sites is an important task to preserve cultural heritage.

Historical resources when presented properly will not only educate tourists but also the local community and helps in conserving it for future generations. Heritage Mapping is concentrated on discovering and experiencing the past in the present. And, this more practical when we get to engage in mapping and digitization of cultural heritage sites to preserve them.

High time the world being inclined towards the attraction of digitalisation, the force trying to bridge the gap with the digital and native world. Drone enthusiasts have come up with the inception of drone technology towards the 3D mapping for the primary data extraction to greater authenticity. Darpan Pudasaini, founder of Drone Nepal exclaims the need of accurate data for the further surveys and ensures with the technology assisting to extract the preliminary to monitoring data with 3D modelling from the aerial view. He ascertains the need for accurate data extraction for the heritage preservation to the policymakers, local community throughout the reconstruction to periodical tracking. Their promising attempt to help for the reconstruction with the technology sets a benchmark of youths’ assistance towards heritage preservation.

The next youth group with an idea to encourage people to walk collecting coins and a step forward to reduce carbon emissions. They have this app named “Walkman Green Coins” after the concept of rewarding walking commuters with the coins which can be redeemed into gifts and coupons. The team coming up with such an idea is set to merge the feature “Walkman Treasure” that scans the QR code and the information of the heritage pops out at which the user is scanning the code located. They have come up with this interactive idea to integrate the technology with scanning qr code to the information resource portal to which user finds relevant information regarding the heritage. These technological movements towards the preservation of heritage encourages more people to a common ground of vision to save the heritage for the future generation.

Philosophical Journey

The very first heritage walk was led by Pushpa Raj Das. He is a senior leader(Mahant) at Udashi Akhada. An Akhada is a sampradaya monastery for religious renunciates in Guru-Shishya tradition. He has guided through the philosophical aspects associated with their Akhada, religion, norms customs and culture. 

Philosophical amenities and the wisdom adds essence to the cultural and natural values.  Insightful knowledge about the origin, periodic data and values shared around the aura during the walk induces the energy forces engaging on our efforts to preserve the remnants and exploration further.

Our Dream City

Our Dream City is a campaign designed by StoryCycle that focuses on empowering local youth and communities to take an active part in designing and making their places vibrant by using technology. The campaign focuses on enabling instigators with digital tools, arts and a platform to engage their own community as well as civic processes. Together with the British Council, StoryCycle will conduct a four-day Map-Up camp. The primary objective of this activity is to expose participants to the process of gathering, curating and disseminating data through free digital tools. Additionally, conversations around urban planning and design and how modern technology may help create more inclusive communities will be discussed.

The final activity of the campaign will include again a 4-day camp focused this time on storytelling. Based on the content generated from the mapping process, each participant will be supported to create their presentations based on data/information collected in the prior activities. Multiple stories will be collected through the engagement of each participant in and around the locality to gather as many perspectives to feed into the ‘Dream City’ concept. Stories will be collected in audio-visual form via mobile device.

Through active youth engagement, Map points and series of stories around the area will be gathered. Heritage walk;a route will be developed engaging youths to instigate thought around stories that might reflect the value of the locality. Outputs from the participants will be collated and edited by StoryCycle towards a digital release. As much as possible the content will be made interactive and widely accessible. Once released, StoryCycle and British Council will promote the content to reach additional audiences and work on generating additional income to sustain engagement in the locality, as well as to secure a buy-in from the Mayor’s Office for a consistent role for the British Council in the development of the site.