Mr. Bharat Gurung of Damauli wins 3rd in Nepal Photo Contest 2071

with reporter Pawan Poudel SML   Good news everyone our another Tanahungey friend Bharat Gurung residing in Damauli has went on to win 3rd prize at the IME and Global IME Bank Nepal Photo Contest 2071 in Nepal Smile category organized by Photo Journalism Club Nepal held on July 24th 2014 at Nepal Art Council, Babarmahal, Kathmandu.

It has added another colors to Tanahun besides our richness in culture & history. Not only being awarded he too even handed the half of the prized price to that pictured girl at the small gathering held on Florid Human Resources(Manpower) office at Damauli-11 along with Damauli Khabar & Damauli F.M. representative Mr. Pawan Poudel recently. Many congratulations Mr. Bharat Gurung on making our Tanahun proud and huge respect on sharing the prize. We wish on achieving even more better result and success in life.

Continuing since 2069 for the third time by Photo Journalist Club Nepal is the nations biggest event in the photography with the biggest cash prize. This years photo contest under banner IME Global IME Bank Nepal Photo Contest and Exhibition 071 saw huge total cash prize of Rs 520,000/-. Rs. 30,000-20,000-10,000 were handed over 1st 2nd 3rd respectively and Rs. 5,000 for Honorable Mention on all 7 categories. And the Grand prize of Rs. 100,000/- for the Photo of The Year. Out of the total entry of 6,549 photographs by 900 journalists, 70 were selected for the competition, according to the organizers.

The judge panel included veteran photo journalist Mani Lama, senior journalist Jivendra Chitrakar, artist Susan Chitrakar, Photo Journalist Club Chair Prakash Mathema headed by veteran British Journalist George Georgiou.

The programme was inaugurated by the Minister for Information and Communications Dr. Minendra Rijal also attendee were British ambassador Andrew Sparkes on the behalf of jury member British Journalist George, Global IME CEO Ratna Raj Bajracharya, FNJ President Mahendra Bista, Shikhar Insurance CEO Deep Prakash Pandey, Nepal Telecom’s Managing Director Buddhi Acharya, IMS President Deepak Malhotra, among other dignitaries.

And the most prestigious and valuable award of the Contest, Photo of The Year, went to Mr. Bijay Gajmer of Nagarik Daily newspaper grabbing Rs. 100,000/-. After the award ceremony, the exhibition of the winning photos and other best photos followed instantly, opening officially for all the people for 5 days.

Hotel Management teacher by profession in two different colleges Damauli +2 at Damauli-11 and Barahi College at Damauli-2 and administrator at Florid Human Resources (Manpower), run by his elder brother Mr. Kumar Gurung, Branch Manager. Gurung is also a passionate photographer. He mainly does Fine Art Photography.

Feeling very happy on being awarded with certificate, trophy and Rs. 10,000/- of cheque on such a respected and prestigious all Nepal photo contest he recounts,

“I along with our other photography lovers were in Bhanu Memorial Park at Ghansikuwa for a photography walk and saw this small-cutie-beautiful smiley girl with dimple adding more attraction on her face playing with other kids at the park and instantly went clicking her. But never had thought of this end result and sending it to any photo competitions either.” 

This has not only led me feel happy but pushed my passion in photography to another level. Talking to Damauli F.M. “I kindly want to share this recognition with that photographed girl and give her half the prized price but am totally unaware of where she lives” and humbly requested to find the photographed girl as the media is quick & strong possible way on finding her. His friend Ben K. Grg who had gone along with him for the award announcement ceremony profoundly said,

“I was fully sure that he would be awarded and to be the part of it went with him. Getting 3rd that also in a contest vying from all over Nepal not bad though had hoped a little better result.”

After four days the pictured girl, Alina Acharya, was found through Damauli F.M. and held a small gathering at Florid Human Resources office with reporter Pawan along with Gurung’s family members and staffs – handing the sum and gifts to her.

Later it came to know that the girl’s house was near to that photograph spot and studying at Shree Shanti Varsha School, Chapaghat, in class I. As Gurung came to know about her excellence in studies he bundled necessary stationary along with hand cash of Rs. 4,000/-.

He really was grateful to Suman Shrestha RJ at Damauli F.M. and Mr. Pawan Poudel senior active reporter of Damauli Khabar and Damauli F.M. and couldn’t stop thanking for all the efforts he contributed through media coverage on finding the girl. And happy Gurung said,

“I really had wanted to do something for the social cause by one or other way and this has been my first step. Hope to do more in future.”

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