People's Review Weekly

Ambassador Kikuta decorates Amira Dali with Order of Japan


Kathmandu, 10 August: On August 9, Kikuta Yutaka, Ambassador of Japan to Nepal, handed Amira Dali, former President of Nepal AOTS Alumni Society, the 2023 Spring Imperial Decoration, Order of Japan (the Order of Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays).

Dali was awarded the decoration on April 29 in recognitio­n of her contributi­on to promoting friendly relations and mutual understand­ing between Japan and Nepal, especially in the area of economics and business, as the President of the Nepal AOTS Alumni Society, a nongovernm­ental and notfor-profit organizati­on of ex-trainees for the Japanese training scheme, the Associatio­n for Overseas Technical

Cooperatio­n and Sustainabl­e Partnershi­ps (AOTS).

As per the press release issued by the Japanese embassy in Kathmandu, DAli also has a long experience in enhancing the economic cooperatio­n between Japan and Nepal. After completing her Master's degree in Japan, she worked at the Nepal office of a Japanese trading company and took charge of designing several ODA projects for

Nepal. Moreover, as a founding member and the President of Love Green Nepal, a Nepali NGO, she has been committed to supporting the Nepali people at the grassroots level and has facilitate­d people-to-people exchanges between Japan and Nepal through NGO activities, such as providing scholarshi­ps and dispatchin­g young Nepali women to be trained in Japan, as well as accepting student interns from Japanese universiti­es.

Japanese decoration­s are conferred upon foreigners twice a year, on April 29 and November 3, concurrent­ly with the conferment of decoration­s and medals on Japanese nationals. The Order of the Rising Sun is bestowed upon individual­s of merit, in recognitio­n of their outstandin­g contributi­ons to the nation or public. This award is also conferred upon foreign nationals who have made notable contributi­ons to the promotion of relations between Japan, and their countries for excellence in politics and diplomacy, research and education, medicine and social welfare, economy and industry, and culture and sports.

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