President of Chaudhary Group Binod Chaudhary has been awarded with 'Asian Man of the Year Award'. A US-based humanitarian organization, We Care for Humanity, recognized Chaudhary with the award for his outstanding philanthropic works in post-earthquake Nepal.
“The organization handed over the award to Chaudhary at a ceremony held at the UN Headquarters New York on the occasion of the Third WCH Humanitarian Summit and Fourth Global Officials of Dignity Award. The event was held on Friday night according to local time in New York,” said a press release issued by Chaudhary Group.
The humanitarian arm of Chaudhary Group, Chaudhary Foundation, is carrying out large-scale rehabilitation works after the 2015 earthquake that devastated the Himalayan country of Nepal. After the massive initial relief works in central Nepal, the Foundation started building transitional shelters for the earthquake survivors and school buildings in the affected areas. Till date the Foundation has delivered almost 3000 shelters and 40 schools in 12 of the most affected districts in central Nepal.
Apart from the physical rehabilitation, the Foundation is working toward economic self-dependence of the earthquake affected people in the affected areas. Accordingly, CG Sipsikshya and CG Unnati projects are underway for women empowerment and self-reliance and skill development of the youth. In addition, the Foundation continues to promote rural entrepreneurship based on indigenous technology and skills through its ongoing programs of Nepal Social Business.
Noted Indian leader and Chief Minister of Tamilnadu Jayalalitha, Former Prime Minister of Nepal Khilraj Regmi, fourteenth President of Yugoslavia Stjepan Mesic, Former President of Ecuador Rosalia Arteaga, and tenth Vice President of Kenya Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka were among the others who were also awarded on the occasion for their special contributions in their respective areas.