Clinic One & KUSOM unite for a Pollution-Free Future: Walkathon in Nepal

Posted on : June 30, 2023 by Clinic One on News & Events

Pollution-Free Future Nepal: Clean Air, Our Shared Responsibility

The KUSOM Annual Festival, in collaboration with Clinic One, had taken a significant step toward combatting the pressing issue of air pollution in Nepal.

The Walkathon with the theme ‘Clean Air, Our Shared Responsibility’ for Pollution-Free Future Nepal, was held on June 3, 2023 under the esteemed presence of Santosh Poudel, MD of Clinic One, Prof. Dr. Devi Prasad Bedari, the Dean of Kathmandu University School of Management. The event was supported by Miss Nepal 2023, Srichchha Pradhan that aims to raise awareness about the adverse effects of air pollution on public health and the environment. 

As we know, air pollution is a global crisis affecting millions of lives, and Nepal is no exception to this challenge.

With rapid urbanization and industrial growth, the Kathmandu Valley has been struggling with alarmingly high levels of air pollution. This dire situation has led to a surge in respiratory diseases, cardiovascular problems, and other health issues, primarily affecting vulnerable populations such as children and the elderly. 

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In response to this growing concern, Clinic One, a leading healthcare provider, partnered with the KUSOM Annual Festival to promote a healthier and cleaner future. The Walkathon aims to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of air pollution on health and advocate for collective actions to reduce pollution levels. 

During the event, Prof. Dr. Devi Prasad Bedari delivered an enlightening speech emphasizing the urgency of taking bold steps to tackle air pollution. He stressed the need for collaborative efforts involving government bodies, NGOs, corporations, and the public to create a positive impact on air quality. 

However, the event gained an even more powerful momentum with the participation of social activist, K.P Khanal. Known for his intense dedication to social causes and environmental issues, Mr. Khanal’s involvement added weight to the Walkathon’s mission.

Hence, his tireless efforts in championing various causes, including air quality improvement, have earned him respect and admiration from people across the nation. 

During the event, K.P Khanal delivered a compelling speech, urging the participants and the general public to recognize the gravity of the air pollution problem and take immediate action. He emphasized the need for sustainable practices, responsible waste management, and greater green initiatives to safeguard the environment and ensure a healthier future for generations to come. 

The collaboration between Clinic One and the KUSOM Annual Festival is more than just a one-day event. It signifies the beginning of a sustained effort to fight air pollution and create a better and healthier future for Nepal. By combining medical expertise with community-driven initiatives, the partnership aims to foster positive change and inspire others to join the cause. 

In conclusion, the Pollution-Free Future Walkathon, organized by the Kusom Annual Festival, with Clinic One as the health partner, has successfully garnered attention to the urgent need to address air pollution in Nepal.

It is heartening to witness the collective determination of individuals and organizations working towards a shared vision of a cleaner and healthier nation.

Thus, as we take each step towards a pollution-free future, let us remember that our efforts today will pave the way for a brighter and more sustainable tomorrow. 

Join the movement, and together, let’s breathe in a healthier Nepal! 

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