A child is made listen beautiful stories of love, god, and princess and so on during bed. The possible intention might be to make the childâ€™s mind designed towards positivity and inclined towards better ethics. THE STORY TELLERS SERIES is a program initiated in Kathmandu with the same intentions, but the target is the youth minds. The Ace Institute of Management presents this platform where youths can listen and relate themselves to inspiring stories given by few established personalities. The event is sponsored by Landmark education, co- sponsored by Macquarie University and supported by Mega Bank Ltd.
Youth minds dedicate their time and concentration to the stories shared by the personalities and entrepreneurs and at the end of the day, they ask themselves- if they can, why not me? The stories include things like how they designed their vision, how they worked on their dreams, the hurdles that came down the lane and so on, which are narrated by the respective personalities. The program includes presentations and speeches both.
Sharing a story about a king who once ordered to make a milk pond but woke up the next day to see a water pond, Anil Chitrakar, the chairperson of Himalayan Climate Initiative, encouraged the audiences to discard such ideas which wonâ€™t be supported by the public, but rather to work on ideas that can outreach to a large scale and in turn becomes effective. He then gave a light upon the business policy of bhat-bhateni and how the cloth bags were forced in bhat-bhateni. Sharing this policy, he gave a knowledge to find the best policy by first identifying the problems one is willing to address. He ended up giving a positive vive to the audiences, using a statement of Napoleon Bonaparte: “the best time to do the thing was 20 years back, but wasnâ€™t done, so the next best time is today.”
Suraj Shrestha, the CEO of Anthropose described how Anthropose worked. â€œAnthroposâ€ stood for â€˜human beingsâ€™ as per Greek language, and an additional â€œEâ€ was to give an extra drive to the cause dedicated for humans. Giving the facts like 94000 blind people in 2011, 62.2% of which were Cataract patients, he proved how he had been working in the sector of need. He stated that for every 10 pairs of sunglasses sold, enough fund could have been collected for treating one cataract patient. Also showing his disappointment on the lagging identity of Nepalese in the whole world, he urged every youth present there to work on giving the Nepalese identity a material form.
Suman Shakya, the MD of Smart Paani, also gave a presentation on how working for water of Kathmandu was the prime necessity of the time he started this project, and still is. He described how we could get disapproval and rejections all around on starting something new, as happened to him on starting Smart Paani, and thus encouraged the youth not to get de-moralized for anything that may come down the lane. He showed even simple things that could make a difference, like ordering just half a glass of water in the restaurant if we felt less thirsty, using the grey water for car wash, or laundry or gardening and so on. Presenting eye- opening facts that said: â€˜if we had a house of area of around three â€˜aanaâ€™, we could collect as much as one hundred sixty thousand liters of water in a year, which was enough for a family of fourâ€™ he urged everybody to get relied on rain water as much as possible.
Such programs, that connects the youth minds of today with the experiences of the established ones, needs to be given higher emphasis so as to give rise to future leaders, who not only shout loud, but also work loud.