Our Integrity Icons for Nepal have finally been released and they are an incredibly dedicated and diverse group of exemplary public servants. We’ll be bringing you their stories over the next few weeks and encourage you to show some support for their service. Watch their inspiring videos below and read their full profiles here.

Our Icons include Aarati Tharu, a Public Health Inspector at the Nepalgunj Health Post who has shown incredible commitment, especially towards pregnant women in Pyuthan’s remote areas. Dipak Jnawali is Division Head of the Ministry of Tourism, Industry, Forest and Environment in Lumbini Province, Butwal, who ensures that government offices are always accessible by the public and who also creates high levels of trust by encouraging door-to-door visits by his officers to listen to the concerns of the public. Hem Bahadur Ale Magar is Crop Protection Officer at the Agriculture Resource Centre in Okhaldhunga. Hem has played a remarkable role in providing long-term, rigorous training for more than 300 farmers at local farm-schools. Manju Mahat, a 6th Level Officer at the Women, Children and Senior Citizen Section of the Mangalsen Municipality in Achham has played a significant role in decreasing domestic violence, eliminating Chhaupadi (or menstrual taboos), and enhancing children’s leadership skills in the region. Rounding up our group of winners is Dr Nawin Bandhu Pahadi, a teacher at the Neelakantha School in Dhading who has worked hard to ensure education for Dalit and marginalized communities in the area by playing a leadership role in building schools and also upgrading them with national and international collaborations.

Congratulations to all our winners!


Watch our five finalists’ short films below.

Aarati Tharu

Dipak Gyawali

Dr Nawin Bandhu Pahadi

Hem Bahadur Ale

Manju Mahat