National Web Competition, organized by CAN (Computer Association of Nepal) and Sastra Creations and sponsored among others by Sparow SMS has been concluded amid an award ceremony on April 12, 2013. Sudip Limbu was declared the winner of the competition and was awarded the prize money of NRs. 50,000 while Suman K.C., Suman Thapa and Sagun Ghimire of Domain Nepal bagged the second position in the competition and Krishna Karki, Pradeep Giri and Krishna B. Khadka of Kp creations secured the third position. Domain Nepal and K2p Creations group were awarded, NRs. 25,000 and 15,000 respectively. The winners were also awarded with trophies, medals and certificates.
Besides the top three winners, prize money of NRs. 15,000, a medal and a certificate were handed over to Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Saroj Kumar Poddar, and Gandaki team, with team members Bidur Subedi, Niranjan Udas and Bijay Paudel, for best coding, best design and innovative idea respectively.
The competition was held at Islington College, Kamalpokhari and there were two hundred and fifty-nine participating groups initially but only 20 groups were selected for the final round. The participants were judged by a panel of judges and the competitors had to go through three rounds before reaching the Grand Finale. After the second round the websites of top 30 participants were exhibited on internet and were judged jointly by the judges and the voting conducted through SMS and on facebook. SMS voting was facilitated by the SMS service provided by Sparrow SMS, one of the co-sponsors of the competition.
The prizes were handed over by the special guest Mr. Dhruba Prasad Sharma, Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication. Addressing the event, Mr. Sharma said that technology is a strong medium to make Nepal Known to the world and, hence, we should all strive towards it. Secretary of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment Mr. Keshav Prasad Bhattarai also attended the event as the chief guest. Mr. Bhattarai thanked the organizers for organizing such event and expressed his dedication to support such events in the future.
Sparrow SMS would like to congratulate the winners and wish them all successes in their life. We also wish to support such events in future and serve in whatever ways possible.