19 year old Aashutosh describes himself as a generalist. He is the Founder-President of Rising Youths, which started as a Facebook Group and has been doing various activities that is helping a lot of youths to develop themselves professionally and also helped them to learn more about leadership.
Aashutosh currently passed his A Levels from Orient A-Levels and currently waiting for his results. He is passionate in many things but three things are at the top of his list: Computer, Literature and Youth Empowerment. He is a Teaching Assistant at Orient College. He is also associated with the Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Mid-Town and work under Professional Development Avenue.
Starting of his journey
Asking on how he started his journey, “I started with simple training events to my friends about robotics, website designing and article writing. After that, we had this event on leadership development a year ago from now. Then we got to do this grand event of three days in Lamki, Kailali where we trained people about the mathematical tricks and presentation skills and at the end held a competition.”
Making a difference
Asking on why it was important for him to start the organization- Rising Youths, he said, “I wanted an organization that would provide various trainings to people so that they can sustain their professional life. It was important for me because of my passion to train people on different stuffs. Simply when I saw my friends, who were of my age did not even had idea to write an essay or reports. They had no idea how powerful literature is. In this world where people are vulnerable to information, they did not have basic idea to do basic things. Therefore, training to them was fun as my knowledge was worth something to them.”
He said that his organization ‘Rising Youths’ has trained students on how to do presentations, to write CV, report and they are currently launching the sponsor proposal writing and portfolio making. He and his organization have been providing leadership skills training, personality development and tech knowledge too. “Slam Poetry is something we are trying to promote,” he added.
A step towards teen hero
Asking on what made him apply for Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2018, he said, “Well, talking about Glocal, I came to know about it when Santosh Lamichanne became the Glocal Teen Hero in 2016. And I worked as a volunteer in that event too and luckily I got the chance to attend some parts of the event. There, I saw many teens working like me for the change of the society. And the foremost reason is that if I get the icon of the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2018, I will have a huge networks of youths around the country and also will get help all round the nation for promoting my works to different parts of the country and internationally too. Change is all due to the network you created and this title is the hub for all the connection of the network.”
A strong man stands up for himself, a stronger man stands up for others. He is someone who believes that if he uses his skills and art not only for his own growth but the youths, there will be a sustainable growth in the society. We can call him as a sound leader having quality of decision making, working in group, teamwork and confidence. He believes that the true leader is the one who understands what he capable of doing and what he is not.
“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”- Aashutosh Sapkota
Aashutosh Sapkota was selected among the 20 brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers below the age of 20 in Nepal, for the year 2018. This annual list is the ultimate honor roll of young game changers reshaping Nepal for the better. The platform seeks to 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.