December 10: Zonta Club Kathmandu has felicitated influential women in the country for their outstanding commitment and contribution towards empowering women through service and advocacy with various Zonta Club Centennial Awards. The club said in a statement that the inspirational women were awarded on the occasion of Zonta International’s centennial anniversary.
The individuals and organizations felicitated by Zonta include Women for Human Rights (WHR), SAATHI, TEWA, Change Nepal, Dr Aruna Uprety, Amuda Mishra, Jaya Luitel, Nirmala Dhital, Pranita Chhetri
"We are confident that these awards will broaden our local networks and will strengthen our relationships with like-minded people and organizations. We don't want to live through 100 more years to achieve gender equality," states Zonta International President Susanne von Bassewitz on the occasion of the Centennial Award.
On this occasion an interesting and enlightening panel discussion on the topic “Addressing Barriers that hamper advancement of women” was also held. The panelist for this discussion were Lily Thapa, , Amuda Mishra, Nirmala Dhital, and Dr Aruna Uprety.
Welcoming all the guests at this event President of Zonta Club Kathmandu, Meera Jyoti highlighted about Zonta International’s 100th Anniversary, about Zonta Club Kathmandu and the initiatives and programs being undertaken by the club towards empowering women.
Zonta Club Kathmandu is a legally registered NGO in Kathmandu, officially chartered and established under Zonta International in 2012 it is aligned to and working with Zonta International’s vision.