Darchula-based woman activist bags Darnal Award

Kathmandu / This year’s “Darnal Award for Social Justice” was presented to Baitadi-based social activist Saraswoti Nepali. The award has been established in commemoration of prominent social activist Suvash Darnal who had specially fought for the rights, social justice and dignity of the Dalit community.

Darnal’s mother Sarita Nepali honoured Sarawswoti with the award carrying a purse of Rs 500,000 amidst a programme here Wednesday organised by the Jagaran Media Center and Samata Foundation.
Nepali has her significant contributions to the land rights education and towards social justice for the Dalits.

The award is presented every two years on August 15, the death anniversary of Darnal who had passed away in 2011 at the age of 31. On the occasion, other social rights activists- Kalawati Bhand (Dadeldhura), Arun Sada (Siraha), Parbati Kumari Bishunkhe (Dailekh), Dilip Gandharva (Bardiya) and Dr Rupchandra Bishwakarma (Bajura)–were feted.

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