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JICA Nepal felicitates winners of the ESRP Painting Contest 2023

2024 Feb 28, 19:06,

To facilitate the conducive learning environment for the school students, JICA Nepal Office and Central Level Project Implementation Unit (CLPIU) / Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST) organized a painting contest amongst the 274 schools reconstructed by the Emergency School Reconstruction Project (ESRP) in Nov-Dec 2023 aiming to engage school students in painting activity with a dedicated theme - “My New School: My Pride”.
Altogether 120 schools participated in the contest, with an active participation of more than 1000 school students in both categories of basic and secondary level. The final artworks were judged in different dimensions by professional artists, Project Director of CLPIU and Chief Representative of JICA Nepal.
JICA Nepal organized an official ceremony in Kathmandu to honor the winners from each category, today. The winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd positions) were awarded gifts and certificates from  OKUBO Akimitsu, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal, Ms Pramila Devi Shakya Bajracharya, Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science & Technology and  Ana Prasad Neupane, Project Director, CLPIU.
Amidst the two days event, the winners also visited Patan Secondary School and Patan Durbar Square and Radio Nepal in Singhadurbar as part of their excursion in Kathmandu.
One of the winners of the contest stated that “Winning this contest has been a very proud moment and a very joyous occasion for me, my parents, and my school as well. I am very thankful to the organizers for this opportunity where I could hone my skills and showcase my passion for art.”
Remarks from Ms. Bajracharya, Secretary MoEST “Opportunities as such, in context to this painting competition or any other activities come very rarely in a student’s life. I am delighted to know that large numbers of students participated in this contest irrespective of their age, gender, and location. I suggest all participants to continue their efforts in fulfilling one’s passion and thank JICA Nepal Office and CLPIU for organizing this event.”
Similarly, Chief Representative of JICA Nepal said “JICA Nepal through this kind of competition anticipates contribution to education services and promotion of talent and skills of the students not only restricted to their academics but also in extracurricular activities which could play a major role in shaping their career.”


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