10 youth talents honoured

Kathmandu, Aug 12: The Ministry of Youth and Sports has honoured several youth talents on the occasion of the International Youth Day today.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwor Pokhrel; and Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma jointly honoured them in recognition of their contributions to several fields. They were honoured during the "National Youth Talent and Youth Entrepreneurship Conference" held today.

Ganesh Bikram Ale of Tehrathum and Yagya Prasad Devkota of Jumla (towards science and technology) were honoured with a cash prize of Rs 50 thousand each. The innovations of two youths include the bomb disposal robot and several sorts of drone which are being used by the Nepal Army and the Armed Police Force.

Similarly, Marshal Roka of Dang and Suman Poudel of Kailai each received a cash prize of Rs 100 thousand. Roka has developed a technology to produce fuel from the natural substance harvested from the Salla tree, has innovated an automatic water pumping machine and a chemical to reduce the odour of chicken manure while Poudel is recognised for innovating an automatic brake system when a driver fall asleep. More the credit of the establishment of a science museum in Kaiali goes to him.

Similarly, Blind Youth Association Nepal bagged the award (towards education) carrying a purse of Rs 100 thousand in recognition of its efforts for ensuring 10 minutes additional time per hour for the low vision people in the Public Service Commission's exams.

EPSA Nepal, Kathmandu was honoured with a cash prize of Rs 100 thousand for providing skill enhancement training to disabled and single women and for creating self-employment opportunities for such community.

Swajan Raghubanshi of Lalitpur received a prize of Rs 100 thousand in recognition of his contribution to the protection and promotion of cultural dances including the historic the Kattik Dance.

Mala Thapa Magar of Lalitpur was conferred the award (towards entrepreneurship) in recognition of her contribution to the promotion of export of Allo items. She received Rs 100 thousand.

Toplal BK of Bardiya received a cash prize carrying a purse of Rs 100 thousand for producing banana plants with the use of a tissue culture technology while Rajan Kumar Shreewastav of Parsa was awarded the 'Volunteer Honour' along with a cash prize of Rs 100 thousand for conducing self-defense course for girls.

Beautician Srijna Soti who has so far provided beautician courses including free ones to over 2,000 youths and helped them find self employment opportunities was awarded Rs 100 thousand .

The Ministry since 2066 BS has been providing several awards to youth talents associated with several fields.

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