August 8, 2016 01:10 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Duke of Edinburgh International Award, Nepal (DEIAN) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nepal Scouts on Friday amidst a function.
The memorandum was signed in a program organized by the DEIAN mark its 2nd National Award Ceremony on Friday at The British Embassy in Kathmandu to felicitate the participants and honor their achievements.
Robin Dahal, Chief Commissioner from Nepal Scouts and Chandrayan P. Shrestha, from the DEIAN officially signed the MoU between the two organizations that aim to provide a framework of recognition and co-operation within which both parties can work together to support the development of young Nepalese.
At the function, British envoy to Nepal Richard C Morris, guest of honor, distributed 86 Bronze medal, 15 Silver medal and one Gold medal to 102 participants of the Award Program. Anish Luitel who received the Gold Award was also facilitated for his feat of scaling Mt. Everest for his gold level journey. Anish hoisted Nepal's Constitution, the Nepal Scout Flag and the banner of The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award atop of the world on 21st May, 2016 at 05:27 a.m.
Saksham Karki and Prachi Adhikari, from Rato Bangla School, received silver and Barshana Adhikari from Kathmandu University High School received bronze medal. Hima Pradhan from Rato Bangla School was awarded as the outstanding leader for her spirit of volunteerism.
The Award has come a long way since its inception in 1956 in the UK. It has now reached out to 8 million young people from 140 countries. In Nepal, it was officially launched on the 8th August 2013 celebrating the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest. The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award rewards young people from 14-24 year-olds to learn practical skills that are valuable to their personal and professional development.