Kathmandu, 9th June, 2018: TEDx Youth@Kamalpokhari was officially announced in the press release held on 9th June, 2018 at Grace International, New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. It is an independently organized TEDx Youth event operated under license from TED in Kathmandu, centered on the theme ‘Changing Currents’.
TEDxYouth@Kamalpokhari is slated for 7th July, at Nepal Tourism Board, Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu. This youth-led event, with an audience size of 100, will feature inspirational stories of 10 local heroes across the nation in a bid to bring positive changes in society. The confirmed speakers till date include Aayushi KC (Founder of Khaalisisi), Asish Thakur (Executive Director of Glocal Pvt Ltd), Nawaraj Parajuli (Nepali poet, actor), Priya Sigdel (Miss Nepal Earth 2018), Ranju Darshana (Social Activist, Politician), Ashim Pandey (Founder, Yatri Motorcycles) and Sneha Shrestha (Founder, Sneha’s Care). The remaining speakers will be selected through an application process by the curators team.
Mr Prayas Tiwari, the licensee, curator, and co-organizer at TEDx Youth@Kamalpokhari, mentioned about how he fixated his vision of organizing a branded TEDx event in Nepal. “Our event concerns shifts in our values, perspectives and ideas, because we are seeing rapid changes in every aspect of life; from medical research, transportation to the way we use our phone camera. We want to give the voice to people from different walks of life through this TEDx event,” he added.
Mr Andrew Poudel, Director of Grace International which has partnered with TEDx Youth@Kamalpokhari, stated, “We have always been supporting youth related programs that motivates and empowers youths. Thus, supporting this TEDx event falls under our CSR approaches to contribute in this dynamic of change led by youths. We believe in motivating youths of Nepal, whether living in Nepal or going abroad.“
On a concluding remark, Mr Ajay Pandey, curator and co-organizer at TEDx Youth@Kamalpokhari, emphasized on their objective to bring a valuable and branded TED like experience through TEDx in Nepal. This shall contributed in the TEDx culture in Nepal, which has been evolving in the recent years.
The application for the rest of the speakers as well as participants will open soon at https://tedxyouthkamalpokhari.com/.