Kanjirowa student’s artwork headed to the Moon 

Kanjirowa student’s artwork headed to the Moon 

Kanjirowa National Secondary School is all set to send its student’s Ms. Bipina Sharma’s artwork to the Moon. It has been possible because of the untiring efforts of our STEM collaborator, Michael Kronmiller, with the support of his family and a world class team of advisers, including American astronauts. The artifact will be brought to the surface of the Moon by Astrobotic Technologies' Peregrine lander, flown aboard United Launch Alliance's Atlas V rocket, both American companies, in the year 2020.  The art represents Nepal’s unique identity which is very symbolic and it represents Nepal.       A replica of the artifact was handed over to the Education and Science & Technology Minister Honorable Mr. Girirajmani Pokharel in a program conducted at Singh Durbar on 5th April by Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi the Chairman of the school. Similarly, a replica was also handed over to U.S. Embassy by Kanjirowa students in a program organized at Karkhana premise, Gyaneshwar.  Mr. Tristram Perry, Public Affairs Officer received it on behalf of U.S. Embassy in Nepal. He applauded Kanjirowa’s tireless effort and contribution in STEM education and appreciated the support of Kronmiller family in this regard. The Chairman, Mr. Kapil Dev Regmi shared that Kanjirowa is very proud to send Nepal’s first ever object to the Moon. Similarly, Mr Regmi expressed his gratitude to Mr. Tristram Perry who has always been supportive of Kanjirowa. “I am sure it is an achievement and will be a time to remember in the future,” he added. He further expressed his strong interest to work together with Ministry of Science and Technology and U.S. Embassy in for further STEM project collaboration. During the program, a model of the Atlas V rocket was also exhibited.        STEM education was introduced at Kanjirowa with the initiation of Mr. Michael Kronmiller, joined by his father, former U.S. Ambassador, Excellency Theodore Kronmiller, and it has been the first school in Nepal to introduce this high-technology-oriented curriculum.     Excellency Kronmiller expressed his belief that U.S. Government could contribute more to Nepal as the Nepali Government has taken STEM education positively.

2018-04-07