Tree of the Year Nepal is affiliated to the Asian Tree of the Year. It is a continent-wide competition with a focus on starting a conversation amongst citizens on the importance of protecting trees and the importance to preserving Asian biodiversity. This competition helps enlighten us with the information about the different types, status and steps needed to be taken for the conservation of trees. The closing ceremony of the Tree of the Year Nepal was held on 26th march, 2023 at Square Hotel, Sanepa. The event started with the registration of all the guests.
We were graced by the presence of many prominent figures such as our chief guest, The event was graced by prominent figures such as Ms. Nirmala Thapa, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Forest and Environment (MoFE), Mr. Aanand Mishra, Founder and President of CREASION, Ms. Nilu Basnyat, Country Focal Lead for Nepal, for DAI, Mr. Bisam Gyawali, UNV country coordinator, and Mr. Ramakanta Sharma, General Secretary, for National Youth Council. Our three judges, Dr. Sangeeta Rajbhandari (Professor, Department of Botany, TU), Mr. Chungba Sherpa (Wildlife Photographer) and Mr. Ranjit Acharya (CEO, Prisma Advertising), along with influencers and celebrities, Ms. Shilpa Maskey (actor), Ms. Sophiya Bhujel (Ms. Universe Nepal 2022) and Ms. Meera Kaskshapati (Ms. Nepal International 2019).
The judges announced the three winners and handed them with their certificates and cash prize. The second runner up was won by Shreyashi Bista. The first runner up was won by Nawaraj Pandey and the title of The Tree of the Year Nepal 2022 was won by Ms. Asmita Sigdel.