We knew it! And, I feel proud to be one of the voters to make it happen! Congratulation to Anuradha Koirala and all the well-wishers and voters who helped her to make it.
American television network, CNN has announced its CNN Hero of the Year 2010, and the winner is our own Anuradha Koirala. Loved by everybody, including 12,000 women and girls rescued from being sold as sex slaves, Anuradha was named the hero today.
She was chosen by a public poll, that ran for 8 weeks in CNN.com. As the CNN Hero, Anuradha will receive $100,000 to continue her work in Maiti Nepal. (Photo credits CNN)
The announcement ceremony was a grand event with the presence of a number of celebrities like Bon Jovi, John Legend, Sugarland, Halle Berry, Demi Moore, Jessica Alba, Kid Rock, LL Cool J, Renee Zellweger, Gerard Butler, Kiefer Sutherland, Marisa Tomei, Aaron Eckhart and Holly Robinson Peete.
Bon Jovi performed "What Do You Got?" John Legend performed "Wake Up Everybody" along with hip-hop artist Common and R&B singer Melanie Fiona. Sugarland performed "Stand Up," a new song from their latest album.
Video clip of the ceremony: