Kathmandu – To celebrate its 21st anniversary in Nepal, MetLife Nepal held an Insurance Awareness Walkathon in Lalitpur on Saturday. The walkathon was organized to help build awareness about the importance of insurance in helping people across Nepal live a more confident future. Over 300 MetLife employees and sales associates participated in the walkathon, covering 4.5 kilometers, where Mr. Dev Kishor Lal, Head of Operations officially inaugurated the event and addressed the participants highlighting the growing need of insurance as more than 60% of the country’s population is not under insurance protection.

Since opening for business on 5th December 2001, MetLife Nepal has come a long way and today provides insurance protection for more than 1 million lives. MetLife has paid over NRS 316 Crores in claims and supported the career growth of more than 45,000 employees and sales associates. Additionally, MetLife has played a substantial role in developing the insurance sector in Nepal by leading the way in digitized services, unique insurance solutions and fostering talent growth through career development opportunities.

Vice President and General Manager for MetLife Nepal, Nirmal Kajee Shrestha addressed the event, “As one of the world’s leading insurers, MetLife has helped millions of customers around the world live confidently by protecting what matters to them for more than 154 years. MetLife believes in sustainable growth and will continue to focus on providing innovative products, services, and experiences to meet the growing protection needs of people in Nepal.