Pushpa short listed for CNN Hero of 2012
KATHMANDU, SEP 21 - Pushpa Basnet , who was profiled earlier this year by CNN for her role in rescuing the children living in prisons with their parents, has been nominated as one of the top 10 CNN heroes of this year.
CNN's global audience made public the list of top 10 CNN heroes of 2012 for their extraordinary efforts to help change the world and better the lives of others. Each of them will receive US $ 50, 000 and a chance to be the CNN hero of the year.
According to the CNN website, the nominees will be honored at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," a globally broadcast event that airs live December 2 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
At the tribute show, one of the top 10 nominees will be named CNN Hero of the Year and receive an additional $250,000 to continue their work.
The Hero of the Year will be decided by a public vote. Through November 28, people can vote for their favorite Hero at CNNHeroes.com.
Pushpa has been working for the welfare of children who were in prison for various reasons. Her contribution towards their education, health and other facilities has had a tremendous impact.
To vote for Pushpa, you can go to http://heroes.cnn.com/ and follow the instructions.
This is the sixth year CNN has conducted its annual search for CNN Heroes. In those years, the campaign has profiled more than 180 people on CNN and CNN.com.
Maiti Nepal Chairman Anuradha Koirala had been chosen the CNN Hero of the Year in 2010.
Posted on: 2012-09-21 06:41