Kathmandu: President Ramchandra Paudel awarded 45 artists including Rajesh Hamal, Neer Shah, Deepakraj Giri on the occasion of New Year on Friday.
Along with Shah, Madankrishna Shrestha, Hari Bansha Acharya, Rajesh Hamal and Nanda krishna Joshi received the prestigious Rashtradeep Bibhushan.
Deepakraj Giri, Shambhu Rai (Kuthumi), Pradiplal Shrestha, Ashok Sharma, Alokshree (Suryakumar Khati), Deepak Jangam, Anand Karki, Arjun Shrestha, Gyanu Rana, Niruta Singh, Chetan Sapkota, Viraj Bhatta (Bhojraj Bhatt), Dayahang Rai and Satyakala Raile received Suprabal Janasewashree award.
Milan Moktan, Dharmaraj Upadhyay, Sitaram Pokhrel, Jeet Bahadur Deuja and Nirmal Sharmale received Prabal Janasevashree award.
Sunita Dulal, Pradeep Khadka, Kamal Sunar, Santosh Shrestha, Deepak Sharma, Madhavraj Kharel, Shivram Vik, Ramesh Koirala, Sanam Kathayat, Kumar Basnet Vikrant, Kulman Nepali, Manohar Sunam Pariyar, Dillinarayan Pandey, Sureshkumar Nepal Pariyar (Yashkumar), Sanukancha Shahi Received Janasevashree award.
Likewise, Prabhakar Sharma, Indra Bahadur Khatri, Krishna Bahadur Vick, Naveen Paudel and Kiran Gajmer received Nepal Sewa Pravin award.