Olympian Sneha Rana appointed patron of British award
Olympian Sneha Rana has been appointed one of the patrons of the The Duke of Edinburgh International Award on Thursday.
British Ambassador to Nepal Andrew James Sparkes initiated the national launch of the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award here on Thursday.
Rana has been nominated as the patron of the physical recreation section of the award while singer Robin Tamang, writer Jhamak Ghimire and Dawa Steven Sherpa nominated patrons of service, skills and adventure respectively.
Anyone aged between 14 and 25 years has to set objectives in each of the four areas including service, physical recreation, skills and adventurous journey, according to the statement issued by British Embassy on Thursday.
Each bronze, silver and gold level takes a minimum of six months to complete, the statement added.
For the gold, participants take part in residential project where they must do an additional fifth element which involves staying and working away from home doing a shared project with other participants.
The Award is in 140 countries worldwide and has over 8 million participants globally, said the Embassy.
This award is named after His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh (husband of Queen Elizabeth). nepalnews.com