Kathmandu, September 28
Five government officials were awarded Integrity Icon-2019 by Accountability Lab, Nepal, at a public event yesterday.
Accountability Lab is an organisation that works to strengthen accountability system in various countries.
The officials who have been honoured for their integrity are: Section Head under the Ministry of Forest and Environment’s Project Facilitation Section Gyanendra Kumar Mishra, Food Investigation Officer at Department of Food, Technology and Quality Control Iswar Subedi, Chief Administrative Officer of Chulachuli Rural Municipality, Illam, Kajiman Rai, a teacher at Shree Bhanu Secondary School in Dhumsichaur, Tanahun, Prem Bahadur Darai and senior Auxiliary Nurse Midwife at Mugu District Hospital Punya Prabha Devkota.
The award was handed over by Anup Raj Sharma, chairperson of the National Human Rights Commission.
Congratulating those who had received the awards, Sharma said awards such as Integrity Icons would be instrumental in promoting integrity. He said, “When we look back into history, we can observe that people with integrity have always been the real change makers. I look forward to seeing these icons continue their journey of being change agents in public service.”
Accountability Lab has been organising this global campaign every year since 2014.
Narayan Adhikari, CEO and co-founder of Accountability Lab Nepal, said the time had come to empower young local leaders who could lead the new generation and make them responsible leaders.
A version of this article appears in print on September 29, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.