Kanchan Amatya has become the first Nepali to win the prestigious “Princess Diana Award”. Amatya was awarded for her work in boosting women’s financial standing, which she did in affiliation with the United Nations.
After the fatal car accident of Princess Diana in 1997, the British royal family had started this prestigious award, to be given on Princess Diana’s birthday to the ones contributing to the welfare of the society. Every year, her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, hand it out in the house where their mother spent her childhood.
Amatya, a graduate of St. Mary’s School in Kathmandu, is currently in the United States, where she is a student and also working for
United Nations Youth and Women Rights. She has also gotten several other awards. Moreover, the US House of Representatives has appointed her to advocate for the cause of Nepali youth and