15 years old Roshan Yadav, studying at ninth grade at Budhanilkantha School in Kathmandu, has won the 2011 International Young Eco-Hero Award. He stood first among all the winners of this year in the worldwide eco-hero competition in the age group 14 to 16 for initiating a project on ‘Nationwide Signature Campaign on Climate Change’.
In the same competition, 15 years old Anup Chalise, Pokhara, stood third for planting sacred trees to protect the environment.
According to information provided in the website, Action for Nature, a US-based non-profit organization has been recognizing innovative works of young people between the ages of 8 and 16 who have done creative environmental projects.
To make people in Nepal aware of issues related to global warming, Roshan created a club called JSA (Junior Social Awareness) that worked to obtain climate change petition signatures. He led a number of promotional campaigns that hosted guests like former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, the Chief District Officer, and the Minister of the Environment of Nepal. President Ram Baran Yadav commenced his Nationwide Signature Campaign. Roshan approached many government officials and traveled all over Nepal to promote his campaign and hold press conferences.
Roshan reached out to thousands of students and showed them how important global climate change is and found 75 student district representatives to collect signatures from their respective districts.
Roshan said, he have been inspired to organize bigger programmes in the upcoming days in the field of climate change and other environmental issues and in future, he plans to start a tree-planting programme to mobilise youths to take action against global climate change.
Whereas Anup used the Peepal tree (a sacred tree which is said to be the incarnation of the God Vishnu according to the Hindu religion), as a tool to explain global warming as religious, spiritual, or traditional language could be used to convey climate change information in a more productive way. This tree also has important environmental value. Anup began to collaborate with the Bandobasta organization, used his artwork and photography to enlist students to participate in the program and to teach youth in a practical way.
According to Anup, at first the rural people did not want to give up their land for the trees to be planted, but they agreed when they realized the spiritual significance of the tree as well as its ecological value. His efforts have resulted in the planting of many Peepal trees.
We would like to wish our readers a very happy new year, 2012.
In the New Year we celebrate love, life and friendship and thank all our readers for their love and feedbacks to make the website, xNepali, a wonderful destination for entertainment.
In the following photo, Ashish Acharya had asked 2012 to bring the new constitution (I guess, everybody wants it)
Let’s wish for the ray of light towards a peaceful and prosperous Nepal and lives filled with happiness!
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Ojashree Films P. Ltd. presents Dayaram Pudasaini’s
Nepali Movie – Jindagi – the life (2011)
Starring – Nikhil Upreti, Pramod Deep, Asha Poudel , Laxmi Giri etc.
Director / Writer / Producer – Raju Rayal