Prize Distribution Ceremony Held

22 Dec 2013

Kathmandu-December 20, 2013- PDRC distributed prizes to the essay contest winners today in a modest ceremony held at Martin Chautari. Hosted by PDRC to commemorate 65th International Human Rights Day, the essay competition was a part of Human Rights Magna Meet.

Dalbir Bhiyal from Mugu won the first prize among the students of Bachelor’s level while Santosh BK from Arghakhanchi won the first prize among the students from +2 levels. Students from +2 level were asked write on “The Nation State’s Role in Protecting Dalit’s Human Rights” and the students from Bachelor’s level were asked to pen their essay on the topic “The United Nation’s Role in Promoting Dalit’s Human Rights”. The essays were collected at PDRC office and an independent team of examiners was formed so as to select the most deserving essays as winners.

Pasang Sherpa, former chairperson of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Kamala Hemchuri, President of PDRC and Suresh Bhatta, Coordinator of Human Right Magna Meet’s thematic team jointly offered the cash prize, certificate and garlands to the winners. The winner essay from bachelor’s level received Rs 5000 as prize money and Rs 3000 was received by the winner from +2 category.

Congratulating the winners, Chief Guest of the ceremony Pasang Sherpa encouraged the students to stay focused on one agenda and do more research on Dalit issue. Similarly, Suresh Bhatta urged the students to challenge the status quo. Rana Bahadur Ramtel, a team member of the essay selection committee provided writing tips and suggestions to the students regarding essay writing.

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