Message from 2017 NAQ Excellence Awards Committee
Dear Community Members,
Greetings & Namaste!
Continuing the tradition of previous years, Nepalese Association of Queensland Inc. (NAQ), will honour outstanding community members in the areas of academic excellence and community service. These awards are available to any person of Nepalese origin and their family members regardless of their gender, race, religious and political background, residing temporarily or permanently with valid permit in Queensland, Australia.
On 6 September 2017, the NAQ administration has circulated an e-mail on the formation of 2017 NAQ Award Committee in which we were given the responsibility for recommendation of 2017 award recipients to the Executive Committee in the category of academic and community service excellences. Accordingly, this announcement has been made urging all eligible Nepalese community members of Queensland interested in nominating their candidacies for the awards to submit their nominations by the set deadline. This year’s award categories are as follows:
Academic Excellence Award
There are four awards available in this category. The sub-categories of this award are:
(a) High School Level award
A single award shall be presented in this sub-category. The award for this sub-category shall be evaluated based on the academic achievements in Year 12 high school examination from Queensland in the Financial Year Period between 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017.
(b) University Level award for bachelor’s degree
A single award shall be presented in this sub-category. The award for this sub-category shall be evaluated based on the academic achievements in Bachelor Degree study from any Australian universities in the Financial Year Period between 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017.
(c) University Level award for master’s degree
A single award shall be presented in this sub-category. The award for this sub-category shall be evaluated based on the academic achievements in Master Degree study from any Australian universities in the Financial Year Period between 1st July 2016 to 30th June.2017
(d) Doctorate degree award
This award shall be presented to all ethnic Nepalese Queenslanders who have completed PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) degree from any Australian universities in the Financial Year Period between 1st July 2016 to 30th June 2017
2. Community Service Award
A single award shall be presented in this category. The recommendation for this award shall be based on the evaluation of the nominated person’s service to the community, motivation, attitude, integrity, selfless dedication for the welfare and goodwill of the community, contribution towards the development and propagation of Nepalese culture, heritage and language within the community and beyond.
For community service award category, the person can either self-nominate or any other Nepalese community member residing in Queensland can recommend a suitable person for the award. In case of any community member/s recommending the other person of the community for the award, the recommending person/s must give in writing why he or she is deserved to be recognised and awarded by giving a brief history of the contributions and sacrifices that the person has made to the community. The self-nominating person for the community service award needs to provide his or her resume highlighting the contributions and the services that he or she has rendered to the community.
Each candidate filing nominations for the award must fill in the prescribed nomination form. For academic excellence awards the prescribed form needs to be accompanied by other supporting documents/credentials such as Queensland High school result e.g. as OP score, GPA, other certificate/s and testimonials which will assist the selection committee in making unbiased and impartial judgement on their achievements.
Please refer to the NAQ Excellence Awards nomination form for further information on the award categories, eligibility, nomination and selection process. To download NAQ Excellence Awards Nomination Form Click Here.
Please submit your Nomination Form and associated documents to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 1 October 2017. The nomination forms and the supporting documents can be emailed or hand delivered to any one of the under signed award selection committee members by the due date. The award presentation ceremony will be held during “NAQ’s Dashain & Tihar 2074 Celebrations” program (Time/Date: 4:30PM, 14/10/2017, & Venue : Mary Mac Hall, 616 Ipswich Rd, Annerley QLD 4103).
If you require any further information regarding the excellence awards, please feel free to contact the Awards Committee before the due date. The decision of the award selection committee will be final and no complains or actions will be taken on its decisions and integrity. If you require any further information regarding the excellence awards, please feel free to contact the Awards Committee
Dr Dipak Paudyal,
Mobile: 0400 016 729
Dr Narayan Pokharel
Mobile: 0402 271 397
Dr Arjun Poudel
Mobile: 0424 356 506
2017 NAQ Excellence Awards Committee