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IGNOU awards Nepali students

KATHMANDU: The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi honoured three outstanding students from ICA for standing first in their respective programmes, stated an ICA release. On the occasion of 18th Convocation, these students were decorated with University Gold Medal by Chief Justice of India KG BalaKrishnan. The recipients were Amar Mani Adhikari for Masters in Tour-ism Management, Noor Dhoj Joshi for Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management and Jitendra Kumar Singh for Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education. This is the first time that any IGNOU student from Nepal has received such a recognition. ICA is the first partner institute of IGNOU in Nepal and has been in operation for the last four years. — HNS

Pant crowned Miss UCO

Nineteen-year-old Ilia Pant was crowned Miss UCO (University of Central Oklahoma) International on March 30 at Edmond City, UCOK premises. She was selected Miss UCO out of 12 contestants from different nations. Pant is doing her Undergraduate student of Biology at UCO. A resident of Pokhara, she completed her higher secondary education from Himalayan Whitehouse International College.

ASMAN initiative

KATHMANDU: The Association of St Mary’s Alumnae Nepal (ASMAN) on March 30 launhed its ‘Contribute a Rupee a Day — Educate Nepal’ venture. According to ASMAN, this venture is based on the concept of each person contributing Re 1 per day to ASMAN’s education fund.

They say that contributi-ons made by 10 persons for a year enables one child to be educated for a year. This is inclusive of tuition fee, uniform and books. — HNS