Jhamak Kumari Ghimire receives honorary PhD

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday conferred an honorary doctorate on writer Jhamak Kumari Ghimire amid a special convocation ceremony organised by the Mid-Western University in Kathmandu.

On the occasion, President Bhandari acknowledged the contribution of Ghimire in promoting and uplifting the Nepali literature and congratulated her for being honoured with the degree.

Bhandari further hoped that Ghimire in the coming days would contribute and add more inputs in the field of Nepali literature.

Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Minister for Education Dhaniram Paudel, who are Chancellor and Pro-Chancellor of the University respectively, Vice-Chancellor Upendra Koirala and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Born with cerebral palsy in Dhankuta of eastern Nepal, Ghimire, now 36, has won the most prestigious prize of Nepali literature, Madan Puraskar, in 2010 for her autobiography, Jeevan Kanda Ki Phool.

She has also won many other prestigious prizes.