An Inspiring Lady with a Golden Heart- Anuradha Koirala

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 Crowned as CNN Hero 2010 and lovingly known as Dijju all over the world, Anuradha Koirala is none-other than a SUPERHERO whose contributions and remarkable actions have inspired every one of us to walk on her pathways. Born on 14th April 1949 to Colonel Pratap Singh Gurung and Laxmi Gurung, she is also known as the ‘Mother Teresa’ of Nepal. She accomplished her education at a hill station in Kalimpong, India. She is a National social activist and the founder of Maiti Nepal, a non-profit organization in Nepal that is actively involved in eliminating sex-trafficking and helping the victims to lead a new and glorious life.

Along with her organization Maiti Nepal, between 1993 and 2011, she had rescued over 12000 women and girls and helped them for rehabilitation. Maiti Nepal not only provides a homely environment for those victims but also provides guidance to start a new life and connect them with their missing families. Anuradha Koirala was also the victim of domestic violence and she swore an oath that she would dedicate her entire life to rescuing the victims of violence and harsh realities. Ms. Koirala founded Maiti Nepal in 1993, and now it has multiple branches and now conducts numerous activities like women empowerment, social awareness, skill development, and counseling along with providing antiretroviral therapy to those affected by HIV AIDS. It also coordinates with the police for rescuing the victims of sex-trafficking.


Redeemer of thousands of victims, she proclaims Mother Teresa as her source of inspiration for voluntary and selfless contributions. She was appointed as 1st Governor of Bagmati Pradesh from 17th January 2018 to 3rd November 2019 by the Government of Nepal. She was also appointed as s former Assistant State Minister of Women Children and Social Welfare as an honor to her selfless contributions. Before founding Maiti Nepal, she grasped the profession of teaching in various schools in Kathmandu. After the establishment of Maiti Nepal, she dived into the service of humanity by setting up the homes for those who have nowhere to go. Thanks to her grueling efforts, the Government of Nepal came up with a good decision to celebrate 5th September as Anti-trafficking Day.


Recipient of more than 38 national and international accolades, she is a great follower of simplicity and humanitarian services. She received the Courage of Conscience Award from The Peace Abbey in Sherborn, Massachusetts on 25th August 2006. Besides, she has received the Best Social Worker of the Year Award (Nepal) in 1988,  Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Medal (Nepal) in 1999, Trishaktipatta Award in 2002, German UNICHEM Prize in 2007, Queen Sofia Silver Medal Award in 2007, and Mother Teresa Award in 2014. She was also honored with Acharya Tulsi Katritva Puraskar by Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Mahila Mandal in 2014 and Padma Shri in April 2017 by President of India, Pranab Mukharjee, along with G.O.D. Award in 2018.


A great humanitarian Hero and a Saviour of numerous women and families, she always loves spending time with children. She is a true inspiration to everyone and she has proven that selfless service and strong determination always pays off. Dedicating to something with strong will and actions are the reasons for achievements which has been proven by Anuradha Koirala.

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Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited Kathmandu, Nepal
Name Of Beneficiaries: MAITI NEPAL
Account No: 01-0184012-10
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