Health and Education Concern Centre has honoured a social activist for her notable contribution to rural health for over two decades.

During its silver jubilee celebrations in Kathmandu held on Wednesday, HECC in association with Nepal Education Support Association presented award to woman social activist Muna Basnet of Khotang.

As a community medical assistant, Basnet voluntarily served remote communities in Kavre district since 1995, according to HECC founder Santa Bir Lama.

Activist Muna Basnet honoured
Activist Muna Basnet honoured

Lama, who is also president of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, handed over award to Basnet.

After receiving award from HECC, Basnet recounted her past while serving the needy in remote villages.

Lama lauded Basnet's contribution in improving rural health. Lions Club and well-wishers from Japan also supported HECC and NESA to contribute Nepal's health and education sector, he added.

Tourism entrepreneur Bharat Basnet, NMA executive member Shiva Bahadur Sapkota and other activists were also present on the occasion.