Kapil Rokaya from Bajura bags National Astronomy Olympiad - NAO2014 Logo Competition

Kapil Rokaya from Bajura bags National Astronomy Olympiad - NAO2014 Logo Competition

The first ever national level National Astronomy Olympiad - NAO 2014  finally is all set to wave the flag from January 2014. With the recent logo competition announced by  NAO 2014 Organizing Committee - Nepal Astronomical Society +NASONepal and ESPRO Foundation, +Kapil Rokaya from Bajura has bagged the grand prize with Rs.5000/- sponsored by Lotus Holdings Pvt. Ltd. 

View Your Choice, outreach partner of NAO2014, interacted with the Winner Kapil Rokaya after he heard about winning the competition and he says - 
"I was very excited when i got the email from NASO that my design got selected for final logo of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014. And when I received the phone call my excitement level got double. It's great achievement that helps me for my further work. I am hearty thankful towards NASO. Thank You again NASO for this award."
View Your Choice on behalf of the organizing committee congratulate Kapil Rokaya.

View Your Choice also interacted with Prabodh Rijal, President of ESPRO Foundation one of the organizers about the participation in the logo competition as he said, "The participation was good. People are creative and responsive." Organizers responded that there was a huge participation and support from amateurs to professionals applying for the competition. Finally out of many contestants Kapil Rokaya bagged the grand prize. Kapil will be acknowledged and handed over the cash prize at the grand ceremony of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014. 

Chair of NAO 2014 Organizing Committee - Rishi Shah, academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology - NAST and President at NASO referred on the logos sent by the contestants,
" The young generations interest for astronomy to reach out for the star and know more about the universe and our planet, solar system was very encouraging conformation for organizers like us feels great. We were fascinated by the interest of contestants and their enthusiasm in astronomy. And this is the very encouraging sign for the organizers to conduct such program."

NAO 2014 is designed to encourage Nepalese high school students with good foundations in Physics ,Mathematics and an interest in Elementary Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field are encouraged to participate. The Nepalese delegation will participate in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) going to be held in Suceava, Romania, 1-10 August, 2014.

Manish Dwa, Project Coordinator at NASO and part of the NAO 2014 organizing committee  said regarding the logo as well as further plan, "Within a short span of time too, we were able to get some very high quality logos from different parts of Nepal. Core members of the organizing team were the jury and the judgement was done without any kind of biasing. The qualities of the logos received were high. And now the applications will open and we are really look forward for a huge participation from high school science students across Nepal. " 

More further information contact - Suresh Bhattarai, Co-Founder/ Secretary - NASO and Secretary of NAO 2014 Organizing Committee

NAO2014 Secretariat
Nepal Astronomical Society (NASO)
H.B. Complex, Ekantakuna, Lalitpur, Nepal
Email: astro.olympiad@gmail.com
Mobile: +977-9843 70 82 48
Website: nationalolympiad.org

View Your Choice is the outreach partner of National Astronomy Olympiad - NAO 2014



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