Kathmandu, 1st September, 2015: In strategic alliance with Ministry of Youth and Sports, Glocal Khabar organized the event Glocal Teen Hero 2015 where Bipana Sharma aged 17 from Nawalparasi is selected as first Glocal Teen Hero 2015. The award was given by chief guest, Honâ€™ Purusottan Poudel, Minister of Youth and Sports.
The event was co-sponsored by Honda, sponsored by Panchakanya Group, supported by Worldlink, Jenya, Magazine partner Business 360, hospitality partner Hotel Annapurna, live broadcasted by Himalaya TV.
Among 98 applications, top 6 was selected by the panel of jury on the basis of their initiation, innovation and achievements. Those 6 finalist were then interviewed individually on the basis of their personality, domain knowledge and vision. It is a platform for Nepali Teenagers aged 13-19 years who are involved, initiator and achiever beside their school/college curriculum.
The winner of Glocal Teen Hero will also be recognized as Brand Ambassador of Glocal Pvt. Ltd. And will also be given the opportunity of Job shadowing amazing personalities and a documentary about her.
The 6 teenagers were Aditya Khadka, 15 – a film-maker, Avaneesh Yadav, 17 – an entrepreneur, Bipana Sharma-a child right activist, Ravi Mandal, 17 -an app developer, Samprada Chapagain, 18 â€“a social activist, , Swastik Ghimire, 17- a writer.
The panel of jury consisted of Mr. Anil Keshary Shah, CEO of Mega Bank, Hon. Gagan Thapa, CA Member, Mr. Narottam Aryal, Executive Director of Kingâ€™s College, Ms. Sambriddhi Rai, Singer/ artist, Saurav Jyoti Director of Jyoti Group.
“To recognize the best amongst these exceptional teens, it is a privilege to be a part of the Glocal Teen Hero 2015” said Anil Keshary Shah, one of the jury for Glocal Teen Hero 2015.
The event was followed by song release from Glocal Pvt. Ltd. – “Pankha Fijai”, song dedicated to teenagers sung by Alina Prajapati and Aashish Pokharel. The music video was directed by Shishir Khati.
“Glocal, when we started we were all below 20, we have a lot of teenagers working at Glocal today as well. We can see that there were 98 competitive applicants, 1 Hero, but there are still lot of other teenagers doing amazing. Age is just a number. We have examples for that statement here with us today, the finalists and all those 98 amazing teenagers.” Said Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal Pvt.Ltd
The award ceremony of Glocal Teen Hero 2015 was held at Annapurna Hotel and was witnessed by 100+ personalities of Nepal from different walks of life such as diplomats, politicians, film stars, entrepreneurs, youth leaders and many more.
The sole purpose of this event is to motivate the Nepalese teenagers to follow their dreams and to develop an entrepreneurial and social thinking for the sustainable development of our nation.