Amalgam of notions embodied into words - TedxYouthKamalPokhari

Kathmandu, Pradarshini Marg - July 7, 2018 - Definitely not bungle to interpret the recent Tedx event organized by the TedxYouthKamalPokhari as a “melting pot” for the emerging ideas of innovations, activism, entrepreneurship and literatures.


With the major theme of “Changing Currents”, the event organized at the Nepal Tourism Board featured variation of individual stories and exalting notions from eight live speakers, primarily advocating for the essence of change in various aspects in our lives and society. Also, the program was embellished with some spectacular musical performances, poetry and a magical show in between.
Tedx programs have been known to help organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection. Indeed, the event was a very influential space where personalities like Aayushi KC stunned the audiences with her enticing comparisons between Hindu story of “Laxman Rekha” and necessity of amplifying our own comfort zones. And, an innovative presentation from Ashim Pandey regarding his ambition of manufacturing green mobility solutions for the urban commuters of the future was noteworthy.
Priya Sigdel who prompted us to accept ourselves rather than seeking approval from others and Bipana Sharma with her stories of inner contentment from living her dream at very young age, listeners undoubtedly fostered their horizon of oneself.
Galvanizing leaders like Ranju Darshana emphasizing on rather seeking our curiosity with “Right to information” and Asish Thakur who talked about the ways to bridge the gap between education and employment; those were really “ideas worth sharing”. Also, a sensitive personal story of Nawaraj Parajuli since childhood was really heartening.
“Whenever the society needs the change, youths turn out to be changemaker. The sole purpose of organizing this event of tedxyouthkamalpokhari is to give voices to those heros who are the positive changemakers of the society with TED experience.” Said Ajay Pandey, Co organizer of TedxYouthKamalPokhari.

Programs like TEDx being appreciated with such enthusiastic participants is the epitome how time is evolving towards the revolutionary shift where people are being more aware and conscious regarding the change that we strongly need.

The event was pulled off by a group consisting of Prayas Tiwari, Ajay Pandey, Samyam Aryal, Dristhi Maharjan, Abhibind Khaniya, Avishek Aryal and Abhinav Gyawali.The event was supported by Grace International as Gold Partner and The Crust as a Food Partner.









GlobalShapers Kathmandu Hub successfully organized ShapeTalks on 4IR - Technological Impact & Data Security



The global economy is on the brink of a Fourth Industrial Revolution – defined by evolving technological trends that has the potential to change life of people all over the world. The digital revolution enabled us to get connected through digital platforms and the Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the same advancements to bring together digital, physical and biological systems. Automation and Artificial Intelligence brings in endless possibilities in what can be done. 

As young professionals, it might be worth thinking how the future might be shaped with the flourishing technology. Global Shapers Kathmandu Hub successfully organized the first of the Shape Talks series on The Fourth Industrial Revolution - Technological Impact & Data Security was held on 29 June, 2018 at the premises of Karkhana, Gyaneshwor, Kathmandu, Nepal. It triggered discussions on the changes being brought about by the Fourth Industrial Revolution and discussed on primarily the two areas - jobs/skills and privacy. The panelist - Narayan Koirala, MD at Eminence Ways, Princi Koirala, CMO at Tootle and Ankur Agrawal, Co- Founder & CEO at Aakash Tech Pvt Ltd; with their experience from their respective field of work engaged in an enticing discussion on how we redesign jobs and plan reskilling approaches. The sessions also included how we, as users can be aware about the digitization trend.


Global Shapers Kathmandu Hub had earlier organized World Youth Forum on Ethics in Business, Shaping Davos, Hamro Jatra as public events and mostly engaged in its projects currently on Youth Skills Development & Mentorship, Education, Health & Hygiene, Sanitation, Dialogue and Advocacy including others. It plans to organize Shape Talks series and you can be updated on their upcoming events from their official facebook page 


Watch the full video here of the 1st Shape Talks series - 




Here's a short LIVE video by Gaurav Kandel from the event  -








TEDx Youth@Kamalpokhari all set for this July!

Ajay Pandey, Co-Organizer of TEDxYouth@KamalPokhari speaking about event.

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

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.
event,” he added.

The application for the rest of the speakers as well as participants will open soon at https://tedxyouthkamalpokhari.com/.


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