About APA

Asian Polymer Association (APA) was founded in 2007 at the premises of Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India, www.asianpolymer.org. The society involves the academicians, scientists and technologists from all over the Asian countries providing a well knitted structure of the society. Vision of the society is to bring together Asian Science and Technology to the forefront of global arena so that a very dynamic association with the scientific world from Europe and America may be accomplished. The society platform will help out in bringing together the polymer community to a highly interactive association with each other. The society has grown as a dynamic platform at the international level with enormous collaboration with societies abroad. APA had celebrated its 10 years of existence in last year as APA-2017, New Delhi and the event was a landmark in the growth of the society.

The jubilee celebration of APA had organized special talks and ceremonies. APA Jubilee Award was conferred to Prof. Didier Letourneur, Director, INSERM, Paris, France in recognition to his contribution towards polymer technology. APA also presented APA Distinguished Award 2017 to Prof. Dhanjay Jhurry, Mauritius, acknowledging his vision and progress in the field of polymers. APA also encouraged young researchers conferring the APA Young Researcher Award to Dr. Masao Kamimura, Tokyo University of Science, Japan and APA Young Scientist Award to Prof. Anupama Kaushik, Panjab University, India. The society endeavoured with an attempt towards continuing such efforts in the coming future.

About Nepal

Nepal, country of Asia, lying along the southern slopes of the Himalayan mountain ranges. It is a landlocked country located between India to the east, south, and west and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China to the north. Its territory extends roughly 500 miles (800 kilometres) from east to west and 90 to 150 miles from north to south. The capital is Kathmandu.

Nepal contains some of the most rugged and difficult mountain terrain in the world. Roughly 75 percent of the country is covered by mountains. From the south to the north, Nepal can be divided into four main physical belts, each of which extends east to west across the country. These are, first, the Tarai, a low, flat, fertile land adjacent to the border of India; second, the forested Churia foothills and the Inner Tarai zone, rising from the Tarai plain to the rugged Mahābhārat Range; third, the mid-mountain region between the Mahābhārat Range and the Great Himalayas; and, fourth, the Great Himalaya Range, rising to more than 29,000 feet (some 8,850 metres).

The Kathmandu Valley, the political and cultural hub of the nation, is drained by the Bāghmati River, flowing southward, which washes the steps of the sacred temple of Pasupatinatha (Pashupatinath) and rushes out of the valley through the deeply cut Chhobar gorge.