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Rajani

  1. 1. With an appearance that could be easil y mistaken for a student, Rajani Chulyadyo lectures grad uate-level students at the prestigious Institute of Engineer ing (IOE), Tribhuvan University. We couldn’t resist asking her if her students take her seriously, she quipped, "They take my lessons seriously." As a child, Rajani didnt know what she wanted to become in life... "I would watch TV and want to become a VJ, see a plane fly and aspire to become a pilot… I was still confused during my high school years until under the influ ence of my elder brother, I decided to choose computer engineering. Theres been no looking back since." She joine d D2Hawkeye Services as an intern in August 2007 and today works in the same company as the senior software engineer. Noting that very few women are interested in her field (the re were only four girls in her class at IOE and 44 boys), Rajani sugg ests that more young women should come forward and join the software wagon as "the career-scope is not just good, but very favourable for women and provides lots of opportunities at both national and international levels". In the near futur e, Rajani plans to pursue her postgraduate studies and keep mast Rajani Chulyadyo the field of software development. ering her knowledge in ye Services; Senior Software Engineer, D2Hawke ersity Lecturer, Insti tute of Engineering, Tribhuvan Univ Anuradha Lama, Boxer, Nepal Police Clu b Full of energy and enthus iastic about sports since childhood, Anuradha Lama was merely 11 when she started learni ng Karate back in her village in Makawanp ur. But it wasnt until she won the silver medal at a regional-level Karate Championship wit hin a month of training that her parents gave her the green signal. Anuradha contin ued with Karate until she earned her Black Bel t in 1999, after which her interest shifted toward s boxing. In 2000, she first participated at a national-level boxing tournament held in Kathm andu. "It was my first national-level tourna ment and I was only 17 then. But instead of bei ng nervous, I was full of confidence and ene rgy and felt that I could defeat my defender with a single punch!" she recalls. Anuradha cou ldn’t pursue her education beyond SLC and realising that boxing alone couldnt earn her a living, she joined the Nepal Police Force in 200 2 and has since been playing for the Nepal Pol ice Club. Today she is considered one of Nepal s best woman boxers, and has participated in var ious national andinternational boxing tou rnaments, including the World Boxing Championsh ip held at Barbados, and the fourth Asian Ga mes held in Guwahati in which she was able to secure a bronze medal for the country.

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