In 2020, Volunteer NH awarded the first-ever People’s Choice Award to Ishwori Bhatta live during the Spirit of NH Awards. The event was virtual, but because our team had recorded interviews with each awardee before the event, we were able to play his during the event.

Ishwori is a kindhearted and passionate individual. He volunteers for a wide variety of causes and organizations that serve and celebrate New Hampshire’s Nepalese community members. He has even served as a founding member of the New Hampshire Nepali Community, and the New Hampshire chapters of the International Nepali Literary Society and the Non-Resident Nepali Association. Throughout the pandemic, Ishwori has found ways to give back to the community, including donating supplies and working to increase awareness within the Nepalese community and beyond.

Ishwori Bhatta received the People’s Choice Award at the 2020 Spirit of NH Awards. Watch his award video here.

The 2021 People’s Choice Award

How to get involved and have your voice heard in selecting the 2021 awardee!

The Spirit of NH Awards will once again incorporate a People’s Choice Award in 2021, and the process will feel very familiar if you participated last year:

  • Voting will close at 7 PM on Wednesday, November 17 (during the live-streamed event).
  • One vote per person per day will be counted.
  • The winner of the People’s Choice Award will be announced during the live-streamed event.

Click here to cast your vote!

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