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More than 250 Active Teenagers apply for Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero Competition, Application Closes

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The application closed at midnight on 30th June, though nomination for the competition is still open till July 7 and can be done online at www.teenhero.glocalkhabar.com.

Kathmandu, July 1, 2016: More than 250 passionate teenagers have applied for the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero competition this year. ‘Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero’ is an initiation by Glocal Khabar (a concern of Glocal Pvt. Ltd.) to bring out the teenagers who are doing something from the shadows and create a ripple effect of motivation and impart a message that a lot can be done by anyone and also to appreciate and recognize the teenagers. It is a platform for teenagers to share their initiation, creativity and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other teenagers in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.

This is the second year of the first ever program designed in the country to recognize dedicated, passionate and innovative teenagers so as to encourage their initiatives. Bipana Sharma, a 17-year old child rights activist from Sunwal VDC in Nawalparasi had been felicitated with the First Glocal Teen Hero 2015 last year.

The promotion activities of the competition this year reached out to the teenagers nationwide to have a wider variety of applicants, for which the Glocal team was accompanied by Teen Hero from last year and a jury member to each of the six destinations i.e. Pokhara, Chitwan, Bhairahawa, Biratnagar, Birgunj and Janakpur apart from the Kathmandu Valley. The main objective of this initiative was to bring out teenagers from different parts of Nepal.

This year, Glocal has partnered with the Ministry of Youth & Sports, Wai Wai, B.P. Koirala India Nepal Foundation of Embassy of India, UNDP, Panchakanya Group, Coca-Cola, Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Honda, Nepal Airlines, Buddha Air, Sparrow SMS, and QFX Cinemas for the Teen Hero competition.

Top 6 finalists will be shortlisted for the final round of the competition on the basis of initiation and the impact of their work and will be interviewed individually by a 5-member jury panel comprising of Anil Keshary Shah, CEO of Mega Bank; Saurav Jyoti, Director of Jyoti Group; Samriddhi Rai, Singer/artist; Narottam Aryal, Executive Director of King’s College; and Ambica Shrestha, President of Dwarica’s Hotels and Resorts. And will measure their personality, domain knowledge and vision. It is a platform for Nepali Teenagers aged 13-19 years who are involved, initiators and achievers besides their school/college curriculum.

The application closed at midnight on 30th June, though nomination for the competition is still open till July 7 and can be done online at www.teenhero.glocalkhabar.com. The application had started on 15th of May this year. However, you can still nominate someone you think should apply for Glocal Teen Hero till 7th of July 2016.

Award ceremony of the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero competition will be held on 1st of August at Hotel Soaltee, Kathmandu, which will be broadcasted live on NTV Plus. amidst a Grand Ceremony in the presence of 250+ personalities from different walks of life, including diplomats, politicians, film stars, entrepreneurs, youth leaders and many more.