About Dhurmus Suntali Foundation

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation (DSF) is not for profit and non-government humanitarian organization co-founded and established by Sitaram Kattel and Kunjana Ghimire, a comedian duo popularly known as Dhurmus Suntali. The inception of DSF virtuously was for humanitarian support in reconstruction of settlements for survivor of 2015 Nepal earthquake and since then started implementing social, economic and infrastructure development initiatives in Nepal.
 
DSF’s humanitarian actions are focused more on social, economic and infrastructure development related to safe housing and settlements, sport, women’s right, child protection, health (including mental health and nutrition), education, poverty elimination, disability, sustainable socio-economic development related to agriculture and tourism development, water, hygiene and sanitation, nature and culture preservation as well as promoting social inclusion and economic empowerment of girls and women. The foundation also has expertise in social and corporate communication campaign development and execution including material design, development and production which contributes in raising funds for social activities. Total value of DSF’s projects completed to date is three hundred and twenty million Nepali rupees since April 2015 (more than 3 million US dollars).
 
The foundation works in collaboration and partnership with different government agencies, civil society organizations and networks including UN agencies and external development partners and private sector. So far, DSF has partnered with Non-resident Nepalese societies from different countries, Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation, National Reconstruction Authority, Central Bureau of Statistics, UNICEF, UNOPS, Save the Children and many other non-governmental organizations and individuals.

Co-founders

a) Sitaram Kattel (Known as Dhurmus): Social worker, co-founder and Chairman of Dhurmus Suntali Foundation. He is very popular national level comedian artist of Nepal who is mostly very popular with the name of Dhurmus. Mr. Kattel started his acting career from very popular TV Nepali serial of 90s called “Hijo Aaja Ka Kura” and acted in popular tele serials and films such as Geetanjali, Tito Satya, Chha Ekam Chha, Oda Number 6 and later he started his own comedy serial called Meri Bassai. The serial became very popular among rural and urban audience and was established as “Dhurmus” one of the main characters in Meri Bassai. Other popular characters Mr. Kattel played in serials are Khadkaji and Muskan Pasa along with dozens of other characters.
 
He founded Dhurmus Suntali Foundation in 2015 to help earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk. Since then he is the pillar behind successful projects Gautam Buddha International Cricket Stadium, Integrated Pahari Model Village, Giraanchaur Integrated Model Village, Integrated Musahar Model Village and Integrated Model Village Santapur

b) Kunjana Ghimire (Known as Suntali): Social worker and co-founder of Dhurmus Suntali Foundation. She started her acting career from famous comedy TV serial “Meri Bassai.” Later on, she also appeared in another comedy serial “Tito Satya” and has performed stage programs abroad. She is popularly known as “Suntali” one of the main characters in “Meri Bassai.” She is also famous as Fatauri Aamai. She is one of the architects behind successful mega projects and social campaigns initiated by Dhurmus Suntali Foundation. She has large fan following on Facebook and YouTube along with Mr. Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus).
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