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* NRNs meet PM for support in open varsity bid


OUN delegation meets the Prime Minister of Nepal Dr. Baburam Bhattarai at his office at Singh Durbar, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU: A delegation of Non-Resident Nepalese (NRN), led by Dr Pramod Dhakal, member secretary, Open University of Nepal (OUN) Initiative, today met Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to draw attention towards the opportunities and challenges faced by open universities in Nepal. Dr Dhakal said that despite efforts to establish Open University in Nepal to cope with global competence, they were unsuccessful. "Government delay in approving the Higher Education bill is the greatest challenge in establishing Open University in Nepal," he said adding, "We have urged the PM to take init ....
Published: The Himalayan Times (2011-10-10)

* Nepali diaspora for open university

KATHMANDU: Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) have said that they want to bring back home the skills, knowledge and innovation they have learnt in the foreign land by establishing an open university. In a day-long workshop, which will be part of the three-day annual conclave beginning on October 11, the NRNs will hold interaction with stakeholders and the Nepali academicians about establishment of an open university. Nearly 800 delegates from 60 countries will participate in the interaction. We want to bring the skill, knowledge and innovation of the Nepali diaspora back home for application-orien...
"We want to bring the skill, knowledge and innovation of the Nepali diaspora back home for application-oriented education that can reduce the rate of migrant youth", Drona Prakash Rasali, a member of the Open University of Nepal Initiative (OUNI) committee said. Published: The Himalayan Times (2011-10-09)

* NRNA ICC: Some Achievements in Regional Coordination in Americas - Dr. Ambika Adhikari, Regional Coordinator for Americas and Dr. Drona Rasali, Deputy Regional Coordinator for Americas [NRNA-ICC. [Posted, 18/09/2011]

* Communique: Dr. Drona Rasali announces the candidacy for Regional Coordinator (RC) for Americas in the NRNA International Coordination Council (ICC). [Posted, 18/09/2011]

* Initiative for Open University of Nepal holds its 4th Planning Meeting in Ottawa, Canada. [Posted, 18/09/2011]

* A OUN Initiative opens its contact office at the Nepal Education Ministry

Kathmandu, February 13, 2011- The Open University of Nepal initiative has open its contact office today at the Education Ministry building of the Government of Nepal. The office has been declared open in accordance with the decision made by OUN Initiative Steering Committee meeting held in December 23. The office key was handed over by the Joint Secretary of the Ministry Mr. Mahashram Sharma to the NRNA President Devman Hirachan, who, in turn, handed over the key to OUN Steering Committee Member-Secretary Dr. Pramod Dhakal.

* A OUN fundraising event in Winnipeg

A fundraising dinner event for supporting the Open University of Nepal initiative is being organized in Winnipeg, on Friday, March 3, 2011by Nepali Cultural Society of Manitoba with the support by NRN Association and NRN-Canada. The venue of the event is Killarney Ballroom at the University of Manitoba Campus, Winnipeg. Dr. Rory McGreal, UNESCO/Commonwealth of Learning Chair and Association Vice-President of Athabasca University, Alberta will be the keynote speaker at the event. For further details of the event, please click here Invitation to the Event.

* A Nepali woman gets Premier's Award of Excellence in Canada

Krishna Rasali, a Nepali woman, is one of the recipients of Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service for the year 2008-09 in Saskatchewan Province of Canada. Rasali along with other public service employees received the award from Brad Wall, Premier of the province at an elaborate ceremony held in December 2009.
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Nepal woman gets award in Canada
Recipients of Premier's Award for Excellence in the Public Service in Saskatchewan, Canada (From 2003 to Present)