KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Binod Chaudhary, the President of Chaudhary Group (CG), has been honored with 'Asian Man of the Year' award.
A US-based humanitarian organization, We Care for Humanity (WCH), selected Chaudhary for the award in recognition of his outstanding philanthropic works in post-earthquake Nepal.
The organization handed over the award to Chaudhary at a ceremony held at the UN Headquarters in New York on the sidelines of the 3rd WCH Humanitarian Summit and 4th Global Officials of Dignity Award, according to a statement issued on Sunday.
The humanitarian arm of Chaudhary Group, Chaudhary Foundation, is carrying out large-scale rehabilitation works after the 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal. After the massive initial relief works in central Nepal, the Foundation started building transitional shelters for the earthquake survivors and school buildings in the affected areas. Till date, the foundation has delivered almost 3,000 shelters and 40 schools in 12 of the most affected districts in central Nepal.
Apart from the physical rehabilitation, the foundation is working toward economic self-dependence of the earthquake-affected people in the affected areas. Accordingly, CG Sipsikshya and CG Unnati projects are underway for women empowerment and self-reliance, and skill development of the youth. In addition, the foundation continues to promote rural entrepreneurship based on indigenous technology and skills through its ongoing programs of Nepal Social Business.
Noted Indian leader and Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha, Former Prime Minister of Nepal Khilaraj Regmi, fourteenth President of Yugoslavia Stjepan Mesic, Former President of Ecuador Rosalia Arteaga, and tenth Vice President of Kenya Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka were also awarded on the occasion.