A Tribute to the Legacy of late Maniram and Gunawati Bhattrai
BHAIRAHAWA, 16 May, 2023 – In a remarkable display of gratitude and honor, Laxminath Bhattrai and his wife Sarada Bhattrai have established a scholarship fund worth one hundred thousand rupees at Rupandehi Campus. This endowment serves as a fitting tribute to Laxminath’s late father, Maniram Bhattrai, the esteemed founding member and former campus chief, and his late mother, Gunawati Bhattrai. The scholarship “Maniram Gunawati Scholarship” aims to support and empower deserving students pursuing higher education at the prestigious institution.
The Bhattrai family, renowned for their contributions to education and their unwavering commitment to nurturing young minds, took this initiative to ensure that the legacies of their beloved parents continue to inspire and uplift future generations. Laxminath, who himself is an associate professor of physics at Tribhuvan University and advocate for quality education, expressed his deep-rooted reverence for his parents while unveiling the scholarship fund.
Laxminath Bhattrai shared heartfelt anecdotes about his parents’ unrelenting dedication to promoting education and shaping countless lives at Rupandehi Campus. He remarked, “My father and mother were passionate advocates of education, and they firmly believed that knowledge has the power to transform lives. It is our duty to carry forward their vision and support deserving students who dream of pursuing higher education but face financial constraints.”
The scholarship fund, which will be managed by Rupandehi Campus, aims to provide financial assistance to meritorious students from various disciplines. By facilitating access to quality education, the Bhattrai family hopes to inspire students to excel academically and fulfill their potential.
Laxman Jnawali, the current campus chief of Rupandehi Campus, expressed his gratitude to Laxminath and Sarada Bhattrai for their noble gesture. He praised the Bhattrai family’s dedication to education and their enduring commitment to fostering a supportive environment for students. Similarly, assistant campus chief Min Prasad Sharma emphasized the significance of such scholarships in creating equal opportunities for all, regardless of their financial background.
The scholarship fund will be available to students starting from the upcoming academic year. Interested students can apply through a comprehensive selection process, which will consider academic achievements, financial need, and the applicant’s dedication to their chosen field of study.
As news of this generous scholarship was posted on the campus Facebook page, many individuals and organizations have come forward to commend Laxminath and Sarada Bhattrai for their philanthropic efforts. Their act of establishing the revolving scholarship fund is not only a testament to their parents’ legacy but also a shining example of how individuals can contribute to the betterment of society.
The Bhattrai family’s noble gesture will undoubtedly make a lasting impact on the lives of numerous students, enabling them to pursue their academic dreams and shape a brighter future for themselves and their communities. It serves as a reminder that even the smallest act of kindness can ignite a transformative journey for those in need.