Prashant Tamang, the ex-Indian idol, has been nominated as a goodwill ambassador for the Nepal Tourism Year (NTY) 2011. Tamang who became Indian Idol in 2007 was nominated as the goodwill ambassador by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB). The NTB officials hoped that Tamang will be able to further promote Nepal in India. NTB chief Prachanda Man Shrestha said that Tamang can promote the country by dropping in good words during his interactions in various programs abroad. Tamang himself expressed happiness at having been bestowed the title.