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‘Wai Wai Glocal 20 Under 20’


First annual list of 20 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers below the age of 20 in Nepal announced, to be honored at a special award ceremony on Sept 1

Kathmandu, August 10, 2017: Today, Wai Wai and Glocal Pvt. Ltd. together have unveiled the list of 20 brightest and influential Nepali youths under the age of 20. The youths are from various diverse fields ranging from social work, child right activism, computer programming, science, journalism, technology, and entrepreneurship among others.

The annual list of game changers seeks to recognize and honor the exceptional youths from various fields.

Releasing the list, Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal Pvt. Ltd., said, “The Wai Wai Glocal 20 Under 20 list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. This platform will encourage the youths to share their initiation, creativity, and enthusiasm which will then motivate them and more of the other youths in the nation to develop an entrepreneurial thinking.”

The selected youths are:

  1. Albina Parwin (17 years), Sunsari
  2. Ayush Pandey (17), Rupandehi
  3. Ashna Poudel (17), Kathmandu
  4. Bijay Acharya (18), Kaski
  5. Bhabish Shrestha (15), Kathmandu
  6. Biplov Jha (18), Saptari
  7. Narayan Gautam (17), Jhapa
  8. Nivesh Kumar (18), Rautahat
  9. Prajesh Khanal (17), Jhapa
  10. Pradip Adhikari (19), Jhapa
  11. Prashant Kandel (17), Baglung
  12. Prithu Singh Thakuri (19), Kathmandu
  13. Pramish Paudel (17), Makwanpur
  14. Rizma Joshi (19), Kathmandu
  15. Rajaram Basnet (18), Dolakha
  16. Ruby Tamang (17), Sindhupalchowk
  17. Sagar Parajuli (19), Nawalparasi
  18. Sachin Dangi (17), Dang
  19. Sanjay Kumar Yadav (19), Dhanusha
  20. Tanmay Chaudhary (17), Dhangadhi

The 20 young inspiring changemakers were selected by a respected jury panel through an intense selection round for the impacts they have created in the society. The youths were selected from a pool of 320+ nominations from across the nation.

The selected youths will be honored amidst the Grand celebration of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero award on September 1, 2017.

Stories of these youths will be published at Glocal Khabar.

Meanwhile, the list of 6 finalists for Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero, the only national platform in Nepal to recognize and honor the outstanding teenagers, is also going to be announced soon.