Kathmandu, August 12, 2016:Â The government has felicitated various individual youth and youth organisations making notable contribution nation building with the National Youth Award, on the occasion of International Youth Day.
President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Sports Minister Daljit Shripaili felicitated them amid a function here in the Capital today.
The programme was organised by the National Youth Council.
Those awarded were comedians Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire (Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation) for social service, Paincho Pasal of Gulmi for commercial agriculture, Dr Raju Adhikari for environment and sanitation, Amir Lama for painting, Shiva Pariyar for art and music, Lochan Basnet for agriculture and Phul Maya Tamang of Maiti Nepal for controlling women trafficking.
Similarly, Deepak Timilsina was honoured for livestock rearing, Min Bahadur Bham for art and culture and Dr Suman Satyal for scientific research.
Likewise, 10 players were felicitated for their contribution in the respective sectors. They are wushu player Nima Gharti Magar, judo player Phupu Lhamu Khatri, football player Nawayug Shrestha, para-sports player Kumar Paudel, cricket player Sandeep Lamichhane, athlete Bipana Pariyar, swimmer Gaurika Singh, kho-kho trainer Ram Narayan Ray and taekwondo player Nisha Rawal.
Nepal Triathlon Association was also awarded on the occasion.
Each felicitated individual and institution received a purse of Rs 100,000.
While presenting the award, President Bhandari urged for mobilising the youth for national development.
She stressed implementing the Youth Policy and Youth Vision-2025 within a year along with creating employment opportunities inside the country.
Similarly, Sports Minister Shripaili expressed his commitment to implement the Youth Vision-2025 and other policy and programmes regarding the youth.
He added that the government would invest more in different sectors targeting the youth.
On the occasion, NYC Vice-chair Madhav Dhungel shared that they were working out to generate employment for four million youth in the country.