23 March: Handing Over of Computers to Winners of the Children’s Painting Competition ‘Why We Love our Mountains’

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Two Dell desktop computers were handed over to representatives of Amenity English Academy and Sagarmatha Educational Academy by Dr Madhav Karki, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD, and Dr Eklabya Sharma, Director of Programmes, ICIMOD, in a brief ceremony at ICIMOD on 23 March 2012.

Achyut Nakarmi and Sushan Rai won the computers for their schools, along with a year’s supply of Internet access, in the Children’s Painting Competition on the theme ‘Why We Love Our Mountains’ organized by ICIMOD in partnership with the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation and arts organization Kakhara. A selection of the paintings can be viewed on the ICIMOD website at .

Copies of a publication entitled ‘International Mountain Day 2011 – Conserve, Construct and Celebrate’ produced by Kakhara <http://scr.bi/GLbL3Z> were also made available at the event. The publication contains reproduces the top ten entries across each age category from the children’s painting competition.