Kathmandu- Guna Keshari Pradhan, the first woman computer engineer of the country, has been conferred with ‘Ncell Woman ICON ICT Award 2021’ in the grand finale of the ICT Award 2021 hosted by Living with ICT at Soaltee Hotel, Kathmandu on Friday.

Honouring her tremendous contribution in the country’s ICT sector, Ncell presented Pradhan with a cash prize of Rs 300,000 as the winner of the Woman ICON ICT Award in line its Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) journey that strongly advocate, promote, champion and encourage DEI.

In the event, the shield, certificate, and cheque were presented to Pradhan jointly by Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, Director of Nepal Telecommunications Authority Dipesh Acharya, Chief Information Officer of Ncell Vishal Mani Upadhyay, and Head of Ncell’s Corporate Communications and CSR Bishakha Lakshmi Khadka.

Pradhan has been contributing in the ICT sectors for the past 35 years. She has spent 31 years in senior positions of Nepal Telecom and government organizations and is now leading Women in Information Technology (WIT) organization. Pradhan began her career with Nepal Telecom as a computer engineer and held senior positions of spokesperson and director.