24 Years Of Preserving & Promoting Nepal's Heritage
Nepal Heritage Society (NHS) is dedicated to the main objective of qualitative development of cultural and natural activities in Nepali society through the study, research, protection, preservation, and promotion of both the tangible and intangible, historical, cultural, natural, and mythological heritage of the country; through the efforts of people who love the heritage of their society and nation.
This organization was established in the year 1989, this organization is a non-profit, non-political, non-communal, non-religious, purely social organization. This social organization was formally registered in District Administration Office Kathmandu under registration number 05÷046 only after the first historic people’s movement in Nepal in 1989.
Our country is very rich in natural and cultural heritage. The United Nations (UN) World Heritage Committee has listed 10 World Heritage Sites in Nepal they are as follows Swayambhunath stupa, Boudhanath Maha-stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Changunaryan
Temple, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur Durbar squares,Everest National Park, Chitwan National Park, and Lord Buddha’s birthplace Lumbini are enlisted in the World Heritage List.
At Nepal Heritage Society, our mission is to protect, promote, and preserve Nepal’s diverse heritage, culture, and tradition. We are committed to raising awareness about the significance of our cultural heritage and fostering a sense of pride, responsibility, and ownership among Nepalese citizens.
The Nepal Heritage Society was founded in 1983 by late founding president Mr. Subarna J.B. Rana, with the main aim of conserving, preserving, and promoting both tangible and intangible heritages of the country by increasing the educational level and awareness of the local community and friends of Nepal. UNESCO has listed four sites in Nepal Kathmandu, Lumbini, Chitwan National Park, and Sagarmatha National Park.
Within Kathmandu mandala, there are 7 world heritage sites:
1) Kathmandu Durbar Square
2) Lalitpur Durbar Square
3) Bhaktapur Durbar Square
5) Swayambhu Stupa
6) Baudhha Stupa
Nepal is rich in both tangible and intangible heritages and this organization has developed its own objectives.
Objectives of NHS
- To create awareness among the local people, foreign tourists, and the International community about the ethnic diversity and wealth of Nepal's heritage.
- Take the necessary steps to protect, preserve and promote the assets of the country by documenting the records of all the tangible and intangible heritages, where, when, and how much, and continuously keep track of it through research throughout the country.
- To take necessary steps to maintain the natural clean environment given by nature and if there is a threat to our heritage due to the polluted environment and natural imbalance, to resolve and discourage it, prepare a conservation plan and give opinions and suggestions to the relevant agencies to take necessary action.
- Conduct various programs to raise public awareness related to Nepali Society, Heritage and Culture and maintain public awareness programs in coordination with other non-governmental organizations.
- To make the world aware of Nepal rich in culture and heritage.
Executive Committee of NHS
Mrs Riddhi Baba Pradhan
Immediate Past President
Madam Pratima Pandey
Mr Dharma Raj Shakya
Mr Prakash Darnal
Dr Poonam R L Rana
Deputy General Secretary
Dr. Chuda Dev Singh Lama
Dilendra Raj Shrestha
Mr Bijaya Pradhan
Hari Singh Gurung
Devendra Nath Gangol
Dr Govinda Tandon
Support Our Mission
If you are passionate about Nepal’s heritage, culture, and tradition, we invite you to join hands with us. By becoming a member, volunteering your time, or providing support, you can actively contribute to the preservation and promotion of Nepal’s invaluable cultural legacy.