Press release: Madam Pratima Pandé conferred with a French honour, Knight of National Order of Merit

Press release: Madam Pratima Pandé conferred with a French honour, Knight of (...)

PRESS RELEASE

Kathmandu, 19 March 2019
For Immediate Release

Madam Pratima Pandé conferred with a French honour, Knight of National Order of Merit

The French Ambassador to Nepal, Mr. François-Xavier LEGER, conferred upon Mrs Pratima Pandé the French honour, Knight of National Order of Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite), on March 19th, at the Residence of France.

Ms Pandé has a long relationship with France and especially through the Alliance Française, the French culture center. She was a member of the board between 2001 and 2007, then the Vice President between 2007 and 2011, and, finally the President between 2011 and 2017.

During her many years with the Alliance Française, she was one of most active members who regularly lobbied for the interests of the Alliance Française and advanced the vision of the Alliance Française.

This honour is in recognition to her many years of selfless service to the Government of France.

During the award ceremony, Ambassador LEGER recollected the role played by Mrs Pandé during the tough period for the Alliance Française and how “she never missed a single meeting and always attended cultural activities”.

About the honour:
The French government’s honour Ordre National du Mérite (National Order of Merits) was instituted in 1963 by General Charles de Gaulle. It is awarded for distinguished services rendered in public, civil, military posts, or a private profession.

Media contact:
Deepesh Bidari, Chargé de Mission, French Embassy, 01 4412332

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Please click here for Ambassador LEGER’s remarks during the occasion.

Last updated on: 20 March 2019
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