Kathmandu, June 27
The valor of Kamal Nepali, a 12-year old boy who successfully rescued a two-and- a-half- year old girl Aradhana Pradhan after 20 hours of her falling into a crevasse near Seti River in Pokhara is to be awarded with the Bir Ganeshman Singh Child Talent Award.
The Bir Ganeshman Singh Child Talent Award Fund declared the award for the boy Kamal while heartily praising the rescue by him done with cautiousness, wisdom and courage putting in risk his own life for saving the life of a girl.
The Fund said the boy will be awarded with Rs. 25,000 cash prize and the Child of the Year 2065 BS title on the occasion of the Jana Andolan Day on Chait 26.
The Fund also wished for the speedy recovery of the child and bright future for Kamal and the rescued child Aradhana.
Although the Fund had been honouring such children with courage and talent on the Jana Andolan Day after declaring the award on the next day of Bhaitika festival, the birthday of Ganeshman Singh every year, this year, the award for Kamal was declared before that time with the joy that the courageous deeds of the boy had saved another child.
However, the Fund also urged not to encourage the children on risky works.
Meanwhile, Kamal Nepali, the child from Pokhara, who was successful in rescuing the girl Aradhana from sixty feet below the crevasse was publicly honoured in the capital today.
Kamal was taken through various parts of the town from Anamnagar in a chariot with music bands and was reached Nepal Tourism Board (NTB ), where various organizations presented him with dosalla and cash prizes.
Kamal was brought to Kathmandu from Pokhara under the initiative of Sagarmatha Television.