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Indira Ranamagar is social worker and founder of non-profit organisation Prisoner’s Assistance Nepal that looks after the children of criminal parents living in jails. Indira took a deep interest in the welfare of prisoners and their families from an early age, and after becoming well acquainted with their struggles through various social projects, she founded Prisoner’s Assistance Nepal in 2000. Her continued work through the organization has led to the opening of four children’s homes, two schools, and various other social projects aimed at helping prisoners and their children.

She was one of three finalist nominees for the 2014 World’s Children’s Prize,” and on October 22, 2014 was awarded the World’s children’s Honorary Award by Queen Silvia. She has won many notable awards in her lifetime including Asia 21 leaders, Ashoka Fellow & Nava devi Shakti Award.

Born into poverty in rural Nepal, Indira was unable to attend school like her brothers and instead learned to read and write by practicing letters with a stick on the dust in her yard. After studying as much as she could from her siblings’ school books, she was finally permitted to attend school and graduated at the top of her class from the local school.

After her graduation, Ranamagar became a teacher and eventually moved to Kathmandu. As a young adult, she became interested with the work of Bishnu Kumari Waiba, or Parijat, a famed Nepali writer and social advocate who among other endeavors, fought for the rights of political prisoners in Nepal. Indira joined Parijat’s movement for prisoners rights and became well acquainted with the justice system in Nepal and the dismal conditions in its prisons. After Parijat’s death in 1993, Ranamagar continued to visit prisons and provide basic necessities for prisoners, shifting her focus from political prisoners to impoverished and disadvantaged individuals often wrongfully imprisoned for petty crimes committed out of desperation

Awards

The Relief Trust

The Relief Trust

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Nava devi Shakti Award

Nava devi Shakti Award

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Ashoka Fellow

Ashoka Fellow

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Asia 21 Young Leaders

Asia 21 Young Leaders

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World Children Nobel Prize

World Children Nobel Prize

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Over 1600
Childrens rescued
46
Countries visited
25
Awards Won
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A Week’s Travel – Indira Rana Mgar

A Week’s Travel – Indira Rana Mgar

A week’s long road trip from east to west Nepal. Kathmandu – Jhapa- Phikkal- Saptari- Palpa- Kathmandu with Ng Chong Limb, Sunil(Nepal), Vincent( Luxembourg), Allanah(New Zealand), Marinna and Angel(Spain), Bishnu(Nepal), driver Hari, and my two little precious angels Bhu & Ma.

Thank you to all my supporters in UK

Thank you to all my supporters in UK

With a little time in hand, I am writing to all my supporters in the UK – Thank you so much “Mahila Janajati Maha Sangh, Uk”, “Hillingdon Gorkha Nepalese Samaj” and “Hillingdon Nepalese Youth, Uk”. I raised lots energy back home not only money.

Visiting Women Entrepreneurs in Palpa with Dayitwa Organization

Visiting Women Entrepreneurs in Palpa with Dayitwa Organization

Nov 3, 2016 – I went to Palpa with Dayitwa organization as a jury to meet a group of women entrepreneurs.

Banskharkha village Selang VDC – Aftermath of Earthquake

Banskharkha village Selang VDC – Aftermath of Earthquake

A week ago me and a journalist – Indra Acharya visited Banskharkha village. A village of Selang VDC, Sindhupalchok which was destroyed by the mighty earthquake on 25th April. According to the Home Ministry 3,107 people were killed and 44,310 public houses were fully destroyed and 18,991 was partially destroyed in the Sindupalchowk district.

Micro Hydro Power and Bridge Construction In Palpa

Micro Hydro Power and Bridge Construction In Palpa

Electricity has been a major problem in our Home at Palpa. The boys there have been sustaining themselves with solar energy. So I decided to create a micro hydro power for our home. However, things didn’t go as planned! The geography didn’t really suit and the cost was very expensive too so we opted for…

हिमालकी छोरी म

हिमालकी छोरी म

हिमालकी छोरी म , पहाडकी गोरी म​, नाँच्छु छम्छम पखेटा फिजाई रारा तालकी परी म​ | गुराँस फक्रि बोलाउँछ मलाई आउँ संगै खेलौन​, पन्चमा स्वरमा गाउँछु म, गुराँससंग खेल्ने म | बादलुसंग लुकामारी खेल्ने ,बिहानी डाँक्ने बन चरी म |   पहाड र पर्बत निम्त्याउछ मलाई सयपत्री फूल फुलाइ, सगरमाथा लोब्याउँछ​, मलाई चाँदीको ताँज जुल्काइ,…