Kiran Adhikari from St. Xaviers College selected as one of 5 winners to represent NEPAL at IOAA

Kiran Adhikari from St. Xaviers College selected as one of 5 winners to represent NEPAL at IOAA

National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 ( NAO-2014), first Astronomy Olympiad in Nepal, has finally selected its 5 winners who will participate in the 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) during August in Suceava, Romania. NAO 2014 was launched in the month of January, 2014 and the applications were opened the same time by holding selection exam on March 22 where many participants from all across Nepal participated out of which 20 students were selected. Later in May,  Pre-Closed Camp was held with 12 students  participating and Closed Camp from June 1-7 where 5 winners - Ashirbad Acharya, Bibek Kumar Pandit, H C Regan Babu Bhatta, Kiran Adhikari and Prabesh Koirala selected through our closed camp to represent Nepal at IOAA with the Nepal delegation.

Here is what Kiran Adhikari has to share with +View Your Choice- तपाईको सोचाई हाम्रो रोजाई -
"Hi everyone, I am 19yrs old Kiran Adhikari born in Dhading. Ever since, I was a teenager, I tinkered with astrophysics and astronomy. It was my hobby, my passion and my way of learning. Like most kids, I also enjoyed reading biographies of Hawking, Einstein and Newton. By the time , I graduated High School, I knew I wanted to do astrophysics. From that point on, everything fell into place. My life resolved around it. 
Now , my ultimate aim is to become a successful theoretical physicist. 
I was extremely happy to hear about Astronomy Olympiad and thought I should get it. So, I worked hard for it. And finally, I got selected for International Olympiad on Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA ) going to be held at Suceava, Romania where I will be representing Nepal. I think this will become my great ladder to climb my mountain and obviously I am so glad that this happiness is getting unable to expressed in few words. I am really so so happy. At the same time , I am also feeling responsible since I am going to represent my nation. I will try my best to give my best in Romania and keep my nation's pride up."

+View Your Choice- तपाईको सोचाई हाम्रो रोजाई - is the outreach partner of +National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 and will be sharing our conversation with all the five winners in our upcoming post.

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