Johnson & Johnson baby contest held

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, January 9:

Johnson & Johnson, a leading baby care producer in the world, organised the eighth Healthy Baby Contest in Kathmandu, yesterday.

The contest has been organised as an initiative to develop better health through hygienic care for the infants all over the world, states a press release issued here today. Its support to the child hygiene along with its promotions of highly scientific products has brought a revolution in an individual mother’s awareness, states the release.

In the year 2003, Johnson & Johnson organised the programme in three major cities — Pokhara, Biratnagar and Dharan. In the year 2004, the competition was organised in nine different cities. The contest is being arranged for two categories of age groups. The first category is for newborns between 3 to 18 months and the second category is for toddlers between 18 months to 3 years of age. The event was held at Bal Mandir auditorium. And in the competition, Nirvika Shrestha stood first in category ‘A’, whereas Ayreshya Shrestha won in category ‘B’. Binayak Manandhar and Arpit Pahadi were first runner up and second runner up respectively for category ‘A’, while Arya Sapkota and Fatima Khan were first and second runners up for category B’. This year, the healthy baby contest has been held in Nepalgunj, Janakpur, Butwal, Bhirahaba, Pokhara, Biratnagar and Bhaktapur, besides Kathmandu. As continuation to the successful programme, the contests are being also held in Birgunj and Narayanghat as well.