Anil Chaudhary, a 20-year-old from Nawalparasi, has won this year’s ‘Kantipur Ko Karodpati’. Chaudhary was chosen the winner of Season Three of the annual contest on Sunday at the Civil Mall in Sundhara through a lucky draw in the presence of Kantipur Media Group Chairman and Managing Director Kailash Sirohiya, Editor-in-Chief of The Kathmandu Post Anup Kaphle and Editor-in-Chief of Kantipur daily Sudheer Sharma. “We can’t believe that we won this huge amount,” Chaudhary, who runs a grocery store and a small press in Sunwal Municipality, Nawalparasi, told the Post over the phone. “I got a call from Kathmandu and immediately shared it with my father and other family members. Our family didn’t believe it at first, but when a Kantipur daily journalist came to our home, we had to believe it.” Chaudhary’s father, Yaya Prasad, had subscribed to Kantipur daily a decade ago. “This is a pleasant surprise for our family just before Dashain. We will expand our business with this money,” said Yaya Prasad. Similarly, Govinda Mainali from Dharan won a Datsun Go car under ‘Maha Bikreta Upahar Yojana’. Mainali, 53, is the owner of the Mainali News Centre press stand. Kantipur Ko Karodpati was first launched in 2015 and the publication house has so far produced two Karodpatis (millionaires) through its subscription scheme. In previous years, the scheme was known as Kantipur Swarnapur Subscription Scheme. Under the campaign, subscribers of the company’s English and Nepali national publications—The Kathmandu Post and Kantipur—stand to win Rs 10 million through a lucky draw, in addition to monthly and weekly rewards.
Published: The Kathmandu Post, 30-09-2019