Krishna Bahadur Verma

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Krishna Bahadur Verma
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Born (1925-05-01) May 1, 1925 (age 96)
Kathmandu
DiedMay 29, 1997(1997-05-29) (aged 72)
NationalityNepali
CitizenshipNepal
Alma mater
  • Durbar School
  • Trichandra College
Known forFounder of Nepal-Nippon Research Center
TitleFounder

Krishna Bahadur Verma (May 1, 1925 AD - May 29, 1997 AD) was the first Nepali to visit Japan after World War II in 1952 AD. His book named "What I Found In Japan" is an attempt to outline the successful efforts made by the Japanese people for their wellbeing and prosperity under the leadership of the Crown and provide inspiration to the Nepalese people for the progress of Nepal. He is the founder of Nepal-Nippon Research Center[1]. He had a multidimensional personality pioneering many fields with a major role in the following three fields:

  • A great contributor to keeping warm relations between Nepal and Japan.
  • An enthusiastic initiator of the cottage industry.
  • Pioneer in the field of Nepalese sport.

Contributions in various fields

  • A great contributor to keeping warm relations between Nepal and Japan : K.B. Verma is the founder of Nepal-Japan relations. He was the first Nepali to visit Japan after the Second World War. He played a great role in the negotiation of Dr. E. Eizaburo Nishibori's Mt. Manasulu Expedition in Nepal. Verma initiated a Japanese language school in Nepal and established the Nepal-Nippon Research Centre in 1992.
  • An enthusiastic initiator of cottage industry: Verma after getting training from Japan, became the first director of the Cottage and Small Scale Industries Department. He served as the director in this department from1954 to 1960. He also initiated providing employment to people through this cottage industry in 1956 AD.
  • Krishna Bahadur Verma is the first Nepali to participate in the 1951 Asian Games held in India in 1951. He was invited as a guest to the 14th Olympics held in Helsinki in 1952. His book entitled "Football Game" published in 1956 AD is the first in the field of game literature in Nepal.
  • With his initiation, a postal stamp depicting the 40th anniversary of Nepal-Japan relations had been issued, which was the first of its kind in the field of foreign relations of Nepal.
  • "What I Found In Japan" is a book written depicting his experiences during his stay in Japan.

Early Childhood and studies

Born in Kathmandu, he was an orphan from his early childhood. He studied in Durbar School, Trichandra College, and went to Vanarashi, India to study science education.

Decorations

Order of Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (HMG, Nepal). Recipients of various medals,, especially in the field of sports.

Government Services

Director : Cottage and Small Scale Industries Department Chief Administrator : East-West Highway Survey Team Under Secretary: Special Inspection Taskforce of His Majesty's Government Director : Department of Tourism General Manager : Hetauda Cement Factory, Brick and Tiles Factory, Harishiddhi, and Agricultural Tools Factory, Birgunj Governer ( Badahakim, Magistrate): Palpa District, Nepal Assistant Commissioner: Lumbini Under Secretary: Home Ministry Member Secretary : Prison Improvement Committee, Kalikasthan Executive Chairman: Sajha Pasal Sewa

Field of Sport

Member: National Sports Council Nepal National Sports Council Vice-Chairman: Nepal Amateur Athletics Association Founder Member: Nepal Football Association Participations: 1951 First Asian Games in New Delhi, 1951 (participant); 1952 Summer 14th Olympics, Helsinki (Guest); Thomas Cup Badminton, Singapore (Guest)

Publications

Football Game (1956)

References

  1. "Embassy of Japan in Nepal". www.np.emb-japan.go.jp. Retrieved 2021-01-10.

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