Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Winner of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) announced: Congratulations Kapil Rokaya!

The organizing committee of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014) Nepal has announced Mr. Kapil Rokaya as the winner of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 Logo Competition now!!!

After getting the news, Kapil Rokaya, permanent resident of Bajura expressed, "I was very excited when i got the email from NASO that my design got selected for final logo of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014. And when I received the phone call my excitement level got double. It's great achievement that helps me for my further work. I am hearty thankful towards NASO. Thank You again NASO for this award."

During the announcement, Chair of NAO 2014 Organizing Committee - Rishi Shah, academician at Nepal Academy of Science and Technology - NAST and President at NASO praised the works of all the applicants and says: " The young generations interest for astronomy to reach out for the star and know more about the universe and our planet, solar system was very encouraging conformation for organizers like us feels great. We were fascinated by the interest of contestants and their enthusiasm in astronomy. And this is the very encouraging sign for the organizers to conduct such program."

Manish Dwa, Project Coordinator at NASO and part of the NAO 2014 organizing committee  said regarding the logo as well as further plan, "Within a short span of time too, we were able to get some very high quality logos from different parts of Nepal. Core members of the organizing team were the jury and the judgement was done without any kind of biasing. The qualities of the logos received were high. And now the applications will open and we are really look forward for a huge participation from high school science students across Nepal. " 

Prabodh Rijal, President of ESPRO Foundation one of the organizers about the participation in the logo competition as he said, "The participation was good. People are creative and responsive." There was a huge participation and support from amateurs to professionals applying for the competition. Finally out of many contestants Kapil Rokaya bagged the grand prize. Kapil will be acknowledged and handed over the cash prize at the grand ceremony of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014.

NAO 2014 is designed to encourage Nepalese high school students with good foundations in Physics ,Mathematics and an interest in Elementary Astronomy to pursue further studies in this field are encouraged to participate. The Nepalese delegation will participate in 8th International Olympiad in Astronomy and Astrophysics (IOAA) going to be held in Suceava, Romania, 1-10 August, 2014.

Gaurav Kandel, Founding Initiator of View Your Choice,outreach partner, said regarding NAO 2014, "We are extremely glad to extend the collaboration with National Astronomy Olympiad. We have had our collaborations earlier too and this too strengthen's our relationship. Thanking the organizing team for their support. "

For more updates on NAO2014, stay tuned with us :) :) :)


  1. Congratulations Kapil Rokaya! -- The Winner of National Astronomy Olympiad 2014 (NAO2014)