Two Nepali women win 'international prize'

CHITWAN: Two Nepali women will be honoured with the 'Prize for Women's Creativity in Rural Life' for their contribution in enhancing the creativity and lifestyle of rural Nepali women.

Tulasi Gyawali and Nirmala Devi Tharu Chaudhary will be honoured with the prize next week.

Gyawali  has been successfully growing vegetables on her rooftop by self-managing the household wastes and Chaudhary is a Kamaiya liberation campaigner.

"The Switzerland-based Women's World Summit Foundation (WWSF) will present the prize money carrying a purse of USD 1,000 at a function to be held in Kathmandu on October 15," according to Prof Dr Dharma Raj Dangol of the Natural Science Museum.

Dangol had filed the nominations on behalf of Gyawali and Chaudhary.

The organisation founded in 1994 has awarded 422 women of 130 countries so far.