Zonta Club Kathmandu honours inspirational women on Yellow Rose Day

On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Zonta Club of Kathmandu celebrated their annual ‘Yellow Rose Day’ on March 7 to honour 12 ‘Inspirational and Courageous Women’ for their achievements. The event was organised in the capital and the categories and awardees for this year were:

Princess Helen Shah Award: SSP Kiran Bajracharya for her fight against human and girls trafficking.
Amar Rana Game Changer Award: Shristi KC: Founder of Blind Rocks
Ratna Devi Award to Covid Heroes: Lily Thapa and Ayushma Rana Yakthumba
Jyoti Scholarship Award: Suprima Poudel who has published thesis on “Impact of Credit risk on performance of A and B class institutions” in Journal of Nepal, NRB Economic Review.
Women in Tech: Melisha Gimire who is Managing Director at Girls in Tech Nepal and Program Manager at Women in Big Data SEA Region.
Indrakala Scholarship Award: Sanskriti Phuyal who works for the mission of “Sports in Equality” and conduct sports for girls at school
Women in Space : Reja Thapa who discovered main belt asteroids during 2019-2020 through All-Nepal Asteroids Search Campaign.
Zonta Club of Kathmandu also awarded Rs. 35,000 each to four women under the title of Unsung Heroes:
Sakuntala Kumari Budha: A 15 year old who successfully ran the campaign against Chhaupadi Pratha in Kalikot.
Sumitra Shrestha: First female plumber working for over 13 years in the profession.
Sahanshila Sharma Jha: First female priest for Annapurna Temple in Ason
Radhika Thapa: First female army personnel who complete Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare Training.

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