KrishnaMohan-Nudup peace prizes awarded

Kathmandu, January 25:

KrishnaMohan-Nudup Memorial Foundation today awarded journalist Sudhir Sharma and the woman rights activist Sapana Malla Pradhan with letters of appreciations and a purse of Rs 10,000 each for their contributions in the field of conflict resolution.

At a function organised to remember the deceased Inspector General of the Armed Police Force (APF), Krishna Mohan Shrestha, and his wife Nudup Shrestha, Nayan Bahadur Khatri, chairman of the National Human Rights Commission, handed over the prizes to the two recipients.

The foundation was established after the former IGP of APF Krishna Mohan Shrestha and his wife Nudup were gunned down three years ago by the Maoists at Ekantakuna, Kathmandu.

Khatri said that though people have been crying for peace, the prospect of peace seems farther away by the day. “The conflict has made life cruel for Nepalis,” he said. Sapana Malla Pradhan said that the armed conflict had reduced the value of life for Nepalis. The foundation said Sharma was awarded for his contribution in conflict resolution through news writing and Pradhan, for her role in raising voice for the same purpose.