Afnai Maiti- An Evening of Admiration” - an event in the initiative to raise funds for Maiti Nepal was held at Soaltee Crowne Plaza on 11 December. It was organized with the joint efforts of Mega Bank Nepal Ltd., Buddha Air, Brihat Investment Pvt. Ltd., Yeti Airlines and Prisma Advertising whereAnuradha Koirala, the crusader behind Maiti Nepal and the winner of the CNN Hero of the Year 2010 was the event’s chief guest.

“In celebrating Ms. Anuradha Koirala’s recent success, we wanted to go beyond verbal and emotional acknowledgements that everyone else has been offering. We wanted to encourage Ms. Koirala to continue her noble work by providing financial support to Maiti Nepal,” Anil Shah, CEO of Mega Bank, was quoted as saying on behalf of the other four partner initiators.

The tickets for the evening priced at Rs. 5000 were made available through the respective initiator’s offices, QFX cinemas and Attic Lounge in Uttar Dhoka. All the money collected through sales of the tickets went to Maiti Nepal.  Also, a total of Rs. 27, 33, 111 was collected for Maiti Nepal through donations, auctions of the paintings by Kuruchi Das Gupta nad Erina Tamrakar,  and ticket sales.

Prominent artists like Satya Raj and Swaroop Raj Acharya along with Ram Krishna Dhakal warmed the evening with their melodious voices while Sukarma band also performed. Singers Santosh Lama, Dharmendra Sewan and Hemant Rana also gave a musical performance dedicated to Ms. Koirala.

Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza and ISS Nepal were the supporters of the event, while, Photo Concern kept a stall where attendees of the event could click autographed pictures with Ms. Koirala.