India awards Lamichhane

Kathmandu, Feb. 16:President of the Republic of India Pranab Mukharjee conferred Shree Ram Lamichhane, the First Vice Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Region (APR) Scout Committee with the Silver Elephant Award, the highest National Award of the Scout Guide Movement of India amidst a function organized at the Rastrapati Bhavan, New Delhi on Monday.

APR is the affiliation body of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, said the Nepal Scout Secretariat.

Lamichhane, currently serving as a Commissioner of Lalitpur district Scout Group, was honored for his tireless service to the youths through ccouting at home and abroad for decades, said the Nepal Scout Secretariat.

A former chief national commissioner of the Nepal Scout, Lamichhane is the first Nepali to receive the highest Indian Scout Award who has also received various prestigious Scout Awards from Thailand, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan and Finland, it added.

He was also conferred with Prawal Gorkha Dakshinbahu, Golden Rhino Medal of Nepal Scouts, Distinguished Character Award of Nepal Scouts, Long Service Award of Nepal Scouts, National Education Award Distinguished Service Award, Golden Jubilee Award, ATAS Award and 100 Years of Malaysia Scouting Award, Nepal Scout Secretariat added.     

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