Who would've thought Nepal could bag first prize for the South Asian category at the International Robot Competition? That's precisely what happened at Bangkok, Thailand. It was the second year Nepal participated, and better still, the second consecutive year that the Nepali team won in their section. In the first international competition held in Tokyo, Japan, Nepal bagged the award as the top South Asian entry. Since then, information on Nepal's robot has been published in Japanese wbsites. This year in Bangkok, students from Pulchowk Engineering Campus won the finals by beating competitor India 11-2. India had sent its best team selected from the four centres of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT). A total of 20 groups from 19 countries from Asia had participated in the competition. "We built our robot with a small investment and managed to even beat India, who is technologically and scientifically more advanced, but we are still not satisfied," says Ramesh Chaudhari, team leader. "Next time, if we get a little more support, nobody can stop us then from winning the best in Asia prize."