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Pushpa Basnet of Nepal is the 2012 CNN “Hero of the Year”

If you remember I wrote posts called Pushpa Basnet: Pride of Nepal and Please help Pushpa Basnet to win CNN Hero 2012 a few months ago regarding Pushpa Basnet.


She was shocked to learn that children were living in Nepali prisons with their parents and so she started the Early Childhood Development Center when she was only 21.  Since 2005, she has provided such support as housing, education, and medical care to more than 140 children of incarcerated parents.


Yes, she has won CNN “Hero of the Year” for 2012 making us all proud. I am so happy that my vote counted and it is a great pride for Nepal to have the honour back in Nepal for a second time. Especial thanks to everyone who voted for her after reading my post.


It is a so incredibly deserving recognition for someone who has scarified her life for the young children and their future. Please click here (Pushpa Basnet: Pride of Nepal and Please help Pushpa Basnet to win CNN Hero 2012 )to learn more about this incredible hero and an amazing human being. We are just very lucky to be born in an era where someone does selfless work like that.

Here is the incredible moment when she won the award.

Now Nepal has two great women as CNN Hero of the Year: Aunradha Koirala and Pushpa Basent.