BaSu Sirapa Vocational Award on Good Governance

The Rotary Vocational Excellence award is the highest order of Rotary honor to outstanding contribution by individuals or small teams of individuals for significant advancement in their vocational field. It also aims to inspire further enthusiasm and to give added reward to the exceptional achievers; and to set an example to others, particularly youth, of the need to strive for Vocational Excellence for the benefit of their discipline.

On the initiative of Rotary Club of Yala the Rotary District 3292 has established Rotary District 3292 Vocational Award on Good Governance. The Award amount is Rs. 10 lacs donated by the family of Rtn Surendra Govinda Joshi and Spouse Badri Laxmi Joshi. The award is named as BaSu Sirapa after the name the donors Badri and Surendra (BaSu). Rotary Club of Yala had started BaSu Sirapa, sponsored by the couple since 1996 at the Charter of their parent Club as a vocational award of Rs 5000 provided each year to a hind person of Lalitpur who had been serving the community through professional service (barber, sweeper, shoe maker, carpenter, bricklayer, stone carver, music player, and a Bhindyo-Prasad distributor, etc)

This District award will be given to a journalist (Audio/visual/newspapers/magazines, etc) or a Police or a team for the critical Investigational Journalism or Police Service through detail research and analysis which has the strong impact resulting good governance in reducing fraudulent practices in public and private sector, increasing efficiency of the pubic service, or enhancing quality life of the down trodden people. The award will be provided biannually.

The award of Rotary year 2019-20 goes to Mr Ajaya Babu Shiwakoti (Editor and Mr. Pralhad Rijal (Editor Arthik Daily) for their contribution in the discipline of investigation journalism within last 4 years.


Rtn Surendra Govinda Joshi is a Chartered Member of Rotary Club of Yala since 1996. He has served his club as a President in the Rotary Year 2001-2002. Civil Engineer as his classification, he has been instrumental in planning and monitoring of construction of many school buildings in Lalitpur under Rotary International WCS projects supported by RI District 2700 Fukuoka Japan. He is one of the active member of his club, has been serving the club in different responsibilities in many club activities. In the district he has served as member of School Sanitation Project Committee for two years and member of Earth Reconstruction Project. In 2017-18 he has supported the District Team as Assistant Governor. His contribution to Rotary Foundation has earned the recognition of MPHF and PHSM in RI District 3292. His spouse Badri Laxmi Joshi, PHF is also equally active in Rotary Service Projects and has served as the President of Ann Group of Rotary Club of Yala in the year 2018-19.