Zonta Club of Kathmandu honors inspirational women on Rose Day

The Zonta Club Kathmandu, Nepal, is celebrating International Women's Day and Yellow Rose Day by honoring the efforts of individuals working toward gender equity in their community.

On 5 March, the club presented the awards to women from various walks of life. The list of awardees is as follows:

  • Mira Rai received the Princess Helen Shah Inspirational Award.
  • Muskan Khatun accepted the Amar Rana Game Changer Award.
  • Sushma Tamang and Sonika Dhakal were awarded the Ratna Devi Women in Sports.
  • Bibhusha Pathak and Samiksha Khadka were granted the Jyoti Scholarship Award.
  • Kalbina Shrestha was granted the Indrakala Scholarship Award.

The club also awarded the Standard Chartered Bank Unsung Heroes to Sita Subedi, a dancer; Nisha Chaulagain, a driver; Suneera Regmi, an aerospace industry leader; and Pinkey Shital Gurung, an LGBTQ activist.

In addition, the club also paid tribute to editors and reporters of major newspapers who have played an important role in promoting gender equality and social inclusion.

"Today, we also honor media personalities who continue to provide a platform for the voices of those affected by gender inequality and amplify their stories," said Club President Ava Shah. The Zonta Club of Kathmandu truly appreciates and recognizes the critical role that the media plays in challenging gender stereotypes and discrimination and raising awareness of important social issues."