Surya Nepal Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award 2012

Celebrating entrepreneurs who create social, environmental and economic values

ASHA Social Entrepreneurship Award Distributed (NepalNews)

[Published in NepalNews, Dated 19th December 2012]

The Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. Asha Social Entrepreneurship Award (SNASEA) recognised eight ‘Hidden Heroes’ and four ‘Agents of Change’ on Tuesday.

SNASEA featured an additional recognition – ‘NBI Agent of Change’ for businesses that support start-ups, assist enterprise development and promote the culture of entrepreneurship in Nepal.

After a process of evaluation amongst 84 applicants, SNASEA has rewarded five winners and recognised three individuals who have dedicated their lives to change.

The five social entrepreneurs rewarded are Shanti Shakya Dolma of Kakani Himalayan Natural Dyes, Chiranjeevi Poudel of Seeing Hands Clinic,  Dr. Bishal Dhakal-Health at Home Private Limited (HHPL),  Prachanda Shakya of Nepal Traditional Handicraft Training Centre and  Jasmaya Pun of Hampaal Allo Tatha Kapada Bunai Udhyog. The five winners will each get a package which includes cash prize from Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd along with the opportunity of networking through ChangeFusion Nepal.

As a special addition this year, three social entrepreneurs were recognised for their contribution and for relentlessly working for more than 10 years for the betterment of the community.

Likewise, Govinda Ghimire of Alternative Herbal Pvt Ltd, Tara Baskota Adhikari of Shangri-La Agro World and  Som Prasad Gauchan of Everest Tea Estate Pvt Ltd were declared ‘hidden Heroes”.

Similarly, the four businesses recognised by the ‘NBI Agent of Change’ as the 2012 honorees for their contribution in igniting and cultivating entrepreneurship in the country are Himalayan Naturals Pvt. Ltd., Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd., Women Support Saving and Credit Cooperative Society Ltd. and Brihat Investments Pvt. Ltd.

SNASEA 2012 is sponsored by Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd., Supported by National Business Initiative and Organised by ChangeFusion Nepal.

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