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UN Habitat Nepal felicitates winner of Children’s Future AwardPosted 28 February, 06:09 pm
Kathmandu, 28 Feb: UN Habitat Nepal in collaboration with GUTHI organized an ‘Award Distribution and Felicitation Ceremony’ on 4th February, 2010 in Lalitpur. The event was organized to felicitate Ms. Cheten Lama who own the Children’s Future Award at 9th World Habitat Day Children’s Drawing Contest and those who participated from Nepal.
At the felicitation ceremony, Deputy Director General of Department of Urban Development and Building Construction Girija Prasad Gorkhaly handed over Miss Lama with the award and certificate. Mr. Gorkhaly said that she together with the family and schools deserve appreciation for her success in bringing an international award to Nepal.
Congratulating the winner of the drawing contest, Prafulla Man Singh Pradhan, Habitat Manager of UN Habitat Nepal expressed that this successful achievement has proved that Nepalese children have potential to compete at international level. Anil Sthapit, Director of Guthi expressed that Cheten’s success can be encouraging for other students as well.
Sharing the moment of success with other students and participants of the contest, Cheten said that we must bring behavioral change to build our city environmentally sound and healthy.
The drawing contest was organized by UN Habitat Regional Office for Asia and Pacific – Fukuoka, Japan among school children
studying in grade 4 to 6 to celebrate the World Habitat Day 2009, and the theme of the contest was “what we can do for our urban future
Seven hundred fifty eight students from 7 countries in Asia and the Pacific Region including Far East Russia participated in the contest, and 12 students among them were awarded in six categories. Miss Lama won the Children’s Future Award on behalf of Nepal by submitting her drawing of beautiful city and two hands, which implies equal gender contribution in the development of
well managed city. All 12 award winning drawings are presented in the form of calendar and all participating students and school received a copy of the calendar.