Award Categories

Literature (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, essays, travelogue etc), music, film, journalism, artwork, language, culture, sculpture, handicraft, architecture, documentary, theatre.

Industry, trade, banking, finance, agriculture, tourism, commerce, education, health, transport, fiscal and monetary policy.

Science, information and communication technology, innovations, startups, research and discovery.

A person, group or institution that has contributed to the country and society in sectors such as sports, politics, development, humanitarian or social work.

Award Categories

Literature (fiction, poetry, non-fiction, essays, travelogue etc), music, film, journalism, artwork, language, culture, sculpture, handicraft, architecture, documentary, theatre.

Industry, trade, banking, finance, agriculture, tourism, commerce, education, health, transport, fiscal and monetary policy.

Science, information and communication technology, innovations, startups, research and discovery.

A person, group or institution that has contributed to the country and society in sectors such as sports, politics, development, humanitarian or social work.

Award Winners

Sunil Pokharel
Kulman Ghising
Mukunda Ranjit
Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus) and Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali)

About Kantipur Icon

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Kantipur Publications, Kantipur Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Kantipur Media Group (KMG), is hosting Kantipur Icon. Established in 2014, the award honors individuals (living or deceased), institutions or groups that have made a positive contribution to Nepali Society. From this year, the award has been divided into four categories: Arts and Literature, Business and Economy, Science and Technology and Socio-political sector. The awards will honour people, groups or institutions that have made significant contribution in these sector.

History

The first-ever Kantipur Icon 2071 was awarded to Nepal’s national cricket team for the international acclaim, for demonstrating collective grit and perseverance against material adversity, and for instilling hope among millions of Nepalis.

The national team made a steady progress over a decade culminating in its qualification for the T20 World Cup, the World Cup pre-qualifying stage, and for the World Cricket League Championship. Nepal’s cricket players excelled both on individual level as well as in team spirit. The cricketers gave their best performance despite working with modest means and limited resources…