H C Regan Babu Bhatta from SOS HGS Bharatpur selected as one of 5 winners to represent NEPAL at IOAA

H C Regan Babu Bhatta from SOS HGS Bharatpur 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 H C Regan Babu Bhatta has to share with +View Your Choice- तपाईको सोचाई हाम्रो रोजाई -
"I am HC Regan Babu Bhatta aged 16. I have been living in Chitwan since my birth.I have completed my +2 science from SOS HGS Bharatpur.  I have always been enticed by the amazement of astrophysics and I have my own story behind it .         
I remember when I was a child my father used to come home late. Me and my my mother would wait for him sitting on a verandah. I always slept with my head on her lap beholding the brightness of the sky.  She used to  pat on my forehead and tell me the tales of sky, gods and stars and most of the time when I uttered the questions from my half broken words, she remained silent and just widened her lips. 
The silence triggered the violence of word in my mind and flushed the curiosity of astrophysics throughout my body. 
My quest for astronomy aroused further when I read about the stars and other heavenly bodies in books of my secondary and higher secondary courses and the very moment after the completion of my course i got selected in NAO-2014 as top 5 candidates. 
I feel immensely pleased to be the part of NAO and extremely delighted to represent my country in international platform. I also fell pleased to get involved with expertise in field of astrophysics in NAO one week closed camp which further enhanced my interest.    
I do not just merely hope such further events to encounter with my life but also strive to bring such events. Such is the value of this program to me. And through such program I one day want to grow up to be the man who could answer every silence of my mother."

+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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