Kathmandu,6 Feb 2015: President Dr Ram Baran Yadav honoured noted culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi with the ‘Gopal-Kamala Rajbhandari Rotary Award for Vocational Excellence’ amidst a special ceremony at Shital Niwas, the office of the President, Friday.
The award instituted by the Rotary International District 3292 carries a purse of one million rupees and was presented to Joshi in recognition of his significant contribution to the promotion of art, culture and to the sector of historic research.Â Nonagenarian Joshi, the three-time Madan prize (the most prestigious literary award of the country) laureate last month was announced the ‘Centenary Man’ by the Nai Publication.
The award was established in commemoration of Gopal Raj Bhandari who first introduced the RI in the country. Dr Ramkantha Kamaju Shrestha and Dr Suresh Raj Sharma have already received the award.
On the occasion, President Dr Yadav lauded the crucial role played by RI in eliminating polio from the South East Asian countries and its contribution in the peace and education development in the world. He wished for the success of RI’s World Peace Conference kicking off Saturday. Every organisation and individual has an equal role in nation building, he added.
RI President Gary CK Huang pledged his support in every step to be taken by Nepal-based Rotarians for social causes.
Honoured personality Joshi who is presently recuperating at home said the award has inspired him to do more in his working field.
National Human Rights Commission Chairman Anup Raj Sharma, former minister Rhidhibaba Pradhan, former secretary Sushil Ghimire, Dr Saphalya Amatya, United Nations former deputy secretary-general Kulchandra Gautam and Rajib Raj Bhandari were also present on the occasion.