With an aim to credit the talents of the ICT sector, Living with ICT hosted the second iteration of the ICT awards 2017. The event was held on August 2017 in the luxurious Yak and Yeti. The winners of different categories were honored by Mohan Bahadur Basnet, Minister of Information and Communication, also the chief guest of the ceremony.
Best Innovation Product Award, ICT start-up company award, ICT Pioneer Award, and Best Nepali Diaspora were the four categories in which contributors of ICT sector were felicitated.
Pari, Nepal’s first humanoid robot won the category of the Best Innovation Product Award. Other winners in the same category were Everest Cast by ITech Nepal and Nepal VR by Semantic Creations. These innovations were able to win hearts and sweep away all the love and respect from the jury as well as the people.
Meanwhile, Paila Technologies, Basobas Nepal, and Zeftware Solutions received the ICT Startup company award. These were termed the most amazing startups of the year 2017.
Correspondingly, ICT Pioneer award was taken away by Suresh Kumar Regmi, who with his tireless efforts, has given the ICT sector of Nepal blood and sweat of his 40-year career. Regmi is currently the managing director of professional Computer System and is abiding his great work for the ICT sector.
Best Diaspora award was carried off by the inspiring Kiran Bhakta Joshi. He not only has his foot as a renowned computer animator recognized in Hollywood but is also an inspirational entrepreneur in Nepal. He is the founder and CEO of Incessant Rain Animation Studios, Nepal.
For the contribution towards ICT sector, ICT journalists were honored by the Minister of Information and Communication. The journalists were namely, Saraswati Dhakal (Karobar Dainik), Biswas Regmi (Gorkhapatra Daily), Krishna Rijal ( Naya Patrika Daily), Bishnu Poudel (Nagarik Daily), Shiva Basnet (Living with ICT).
The program ended with a notion that ICT award is a great assist for the development of information and communication sector of Nepal. Giving continuity to this award is certainly going to stimulate efforts of startups and entrepreneurs and promote the ICT sector of Nepal.
The award ceremony was a massive source of motivation for all the winners, participants of this year and potential participants for the years to come.