WordPress Biratnagar Announces Plans for Ujwal Thapa Memorial Scholarship

WordPress Biratnagar Announces Plans for Ujwal Thapa Memorial Scholarship

Posted by WP Tavern on July 2, 2021 at 4:25 pm
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Earlier this week, the WordPress Biratnagar Facebook group announced a WordCamp scholarship in honor of Ujwal Thapa. The goal is to honor the legacy left behind by one of Nepal’s leaders both inside and outside of the WordPress community. Thapa passed away a month ago at age 44 from complications with COVID-19. He was a political activist, founding the Bibeksheel Nepali party, originally a peaceful movement against corruption and social injustice. He was the co-founder of WordPress Nepal, a group that has grown to 8,000 members. He was also a close friend and mentor to many in the community and helped many more launch careers in the IT industry. “After the untimely death of WordPress contributor and co-founder of WordPress Nepal Ujwal Thapa in 2021, due to COVID-19, the WordPress Biratnagar community decided on this scholarship,” wrote the WordPress Biratnagar team. “Ujwal was a dedicated patron to the WordPress community in Nepal, and the WordPress Biratnagar decided to pay applause to his memory in this way.” The scholarship will cover the following: Travel to Biratnagar from within Nepal.Hotel stay for the duration of the event.A ticket to WordCamp Biratnagar.Local transportation.Meals outside the official event. Nepal is still struggling with getting…

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