While Anish Luitel received Gold Award for his feat of summiting Mt. Everest, Hima Pradhan from Rato Bangla School was felicitated as ‘Outstanding Leader’ for her spirit for volunteerism, during 2nd National Award Ceremony, organized by The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Nepal, on August 5, at the British Embassy, Lazimpat.
The guest of honor was His Excellency Mr. Richard C Morris, British Ambassador to Nepal, who distributed 86 Bronze medals, 15 Silver medals and 1 Gold medal to 102 participants of the Award Programme.
The Award has come a long way in its inception in 1956 in UK from where, it had now reached out to 8 million young people from 140 countries. In Nepal, it was officially launched on the 8th August 2013.
The Duke of Edinburgh International Award enables young people from age 14-24 to learn practical skills that are valuable to their personal and professional development. Young people make positive changes to their lives and communities by participating in the Award.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was also signed between Nepal Scouts and the Award in Nepal to provide a framework of recognition and co-operation within which both parties can work together to support the development of young Nepalese.