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Zonta Club Yellow Rose Day

Yellow Rose Day honouring inspirational women from different walks of life was held by Zonta Nepal at the Embassy Restaurant. The event began with Meera Jyoti, President of Zonta Club of Kathmandu, reciting the story of Yasodhara. “A strong woman does not need a man to complete her,” Jyoti said.

Padmasana Shakya was honoured with the Princess Helen Shah Inspirational Women of the Year Award 2019 along with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.  Basanti Pradhan received Amar Rana Women in Floriculture Award 2019 along with cash prize of Rs 1 lakh.

Jane M. Klausman received Jyoti Scholarship Award 2019 and Shreya Pokharel was presented with Women in Business scholarship along with cash prize of Rs 25,000. Jyoti Scholarship Award 2019 for Young Women in Public Affairs Award was presented to Pratikchya Gurung along with cash prize of Rs 25,000. The other women who were recognised included Muna Ghimire Shrestha for her continuous work for almost 20 years as a heavy equipment operator, Nirmala Maharjan for her dedication to establish herself as Nepal’s first female bodybuilder, Ram Maya Tamang for her relentless effort as a female mason and Dikshya Shrestha for her passion to establish herself as female motorcycle racer and stunt rider.