About BSON

Botanical Society of Nepal (BSON) is an autonomous, non-governmental, non-profitable and non-political professional organization of Nepali botanists, dedicated for conservation and sustainable utilization of plant resources as well as strengthening the scientific capacities of Nepali botanists. The society primarily focuses on promotion of knowledge, skills, technology and innovation related to plant science through academic discourses and social activities dedicated to the prosperity and healthy environment of Nepal. BSON serves as a platform for organizing workshop, seminar, conference, training, field research/excursion, exhibition, publication and meeting for exchanging of ideas / knowledge among the botanists, policy makers and common people.

The history of BSON links with Nepal Botanical Society, founded in 1981 and registered in 2006.However, the society was inactive since a long time and many botanists worked in different institutions were interested for an active common forum. Considering it, a meeting was held at Central Department of Botany, Tribhuvan University on August 31, 2017 (Bhadra 15, 2074) in presence of former executive committee members of Nepal Botanical Society. An ad hoc committee was formed under the coordination of Prof. Mohan Siwakoti (then Head of Department) to renew the society but due to technical difficulty and lack of document of previous society, the committee was agreed to registered a new society rather than renew the previous one. To take the responsibility for preparing a constitution, registration of society and election of the new executive committee of society, a seven membered ad hoc committee, consisting of Prof. Dr. Mohan Siwakoti (President), Mr. Sanjeev Kumar Rai (Vice President), Dr. Hari Prasad Aryal (Secretary), Dr. Narayan Prasad Ghimire (Treasurer), Dr. Bhuvan Keshar Sharma (Member), Dr. Anjana Giri (Member) and Mr. Dipak Lamichhane (Member), was formed on May 23, 2018 (Jestha 9, 2075 BS). The Botanical Society of Nepal (BSON) was registered on August 18, 2018 (Shrawan 12, 2075 BS) at Kathmandu District Office as per the law of the Government of Nepal.An introductory program was organized on September 26, 2018 (Asoj 12, 2075 BS) at the Department of Plant Resources to exchange the festival greetings and share the information to botanists about the registration of the Botanical Society of Nepal.

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