Prize Distribution Ceremony of Science Olympiad Contest 2015Date: 05 February, 2016
Nepal Science Olympiad (NeSO) has successfully completed the Prize Distribution and Closing ceremony of Science Olympiad contest- 2015 on 4th Feb, 2016 at Russian Centre of Science & Culture, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu. About 100 students and dignitaries were participated in that ceremony and the ceremony was chaired by Er. Ganesh Shah, president of Nepal Science Olympiad. Prof. Dr. Sitaram Bhyut, former member of National Planning Commission Mr. Bhim Neupane, Prof. Dr. Usha Lohani, Dr. Saroj Rana and Dr. Shova Kanta Lamichhane, Executive Director of BP Planetarium, MoSTE were some of the special guests present at the ceremony. From the side of Russian Center of Science and Culture, Mr. Sudeep Dhakal, the Chief Librarian had participated in the program. Dr. Gita Rajbhandari, the treasurer of NeSO served as the Master of Ceremony started the program with national anthem.
Announcing the result of the Science Olympiad Contest 2015, the advisor of NeSO, Mr. Madan Sakya remarked that Mr. Bibek Bhujel, Mr. Ashok Chhatkuli and Mr. Pratik Baral, all from Kathmandu Model College, Bagbazar, were successful to size the first, second and third positions in the contest respectively. They were awarded with certificates of excellence, medals and cash prizes of NRs 10,000, NRs. 7,000 and NRs. 5,000 respectively. Out of the 400 students from 43 colleges from all over the country, 52 students were successful to enter Tier II of the contest and were awarded with the certificates of merit.
At the beginning of the function, Er. Ganesh Shah encouraged the students and emphasized that the young scientists should reach in the leading position. Prof. Dr. Sitaram Byahut remembered the historical development of Science Olympiad as a whole in Nepal. Former member of National planning commission Mr. Bhim Neupane pointed out that we were using science and technology knowingly or unknowingly in our everyday life and stressed that we would have done better if we had given emphasis on the scientific learning. Mr. Shankar Ghimire, Executive Director of Asian Pharmaceuticals motivated students to study hard by pointing out that our most of the problems were because of our weakness in science and technology. Academic advisor of Kathmandu Model College Mr. Dhruba Bhattarai, speaking in the capacity of the representative of the participating colleges, claimed that the nation could not prosper unless the government would give enough emphasis on the education of science and technology. The program coordinator, Mr. Kedar Nath Chhatkuli explained about the upcoming Environment Olympiad to be held in the month of June 2016 and invited all the +2 students to participate in the program enthusiastically.