KATHMANDU:- The Embassy of Israel together with Avsar Foundation hosted the 2nd annual Krishi Tara Award at Hotel Marriot Kathmandu on 9 December 2021. The Honourable Mr. Mahindra Raya Yadav, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development, graced the event as the Chief Guest.
The award function was held to honour deserving Nepali farmers/agri-entrepreneurs who have been purposefully contributing in agriculture with technologies, innovations and skills learnt in Israel, upon returning from a yearlong advanced agricultural training under “Learn and Earn Program.”
Mr. Uddha Prasad Neupane was declared the 2nd Krishi Tara winner and awarded with a cheque of 500,000 Nepali Rupees along with the winner’s certificate. There were ten other participants, who also received the participant certificates. The winner was selected by the jury of three judges after a tough decision.
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Mahindra Raya Yadav, appreciated the contribution of Israel and thank the state of Israel for taking Nepali farmers to Israel and providing them with modern technical farming skills to become self-reliant.
Ambassador of Israel H.E. Mr. Hanan Goder said, “It’s lovely to celebrate Agriculture, ‘Krishi ra Khusi’. He then mentioned, Nepal can become a net exporter of food and Israel is willing to share their experiences in this field.”Nepali folk fusion band Kutumba’s special performance enhanced the program.
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