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Theme: Changing Currents

This event occurred on
July 7, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm +0545
(UTC +5.75hrs)
Kathmandu, Bagmati

TEDxYouthKamalPokhari is an independently organized TEDx Youth event operated under license from TED worldwide. Themed under ‘Changing Currents’, it will be giving a voice to local heroes in a bid to bring positive changes in the society. It will feature inspirational stories of these heroes waiting to for their ideas to be shared.

Nepal Tourism Board
Pradarshani Marg, Kathmandu 44617
Kathmandu, Bagmati, 44600
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Asish Thakur

Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal Pvt Ltd, is a person who exudes a personality filled with passion and ambition. He has continuously propagated a wave of change among youths, initiating platforms like Glocal Teen Hero to recognize teenagers who have committed themselves to something noteworthy in Nepal. Glocal Teen Hero was started in 2015, with the mission to provide recognition and exposure to teenagers who have made notable contributions in Nepal. He has also ventured to bring Glocal’s flagship project, Glocal Teen Hero around South Asia, starting with Glocal Teen Hero Mumbai. Through Glocal Pvt Ltd, he also conducts skill enhancement trainings, workshops and empowering programs for youths. An entrepreneur by profession, Mr Thakur holds an objective to fill the gap between education and employability in Nepal. As a professional trainer for Entrepreneurship and Self Competency, he has trained around 900 students all across the nation. Mr Thakur has been a speaker at Global Entrepreneurs Summit 2015 in Bangladesh and Global Entrepreneurs Week 2016 at Daffodil International University. As a change-maker leading a generation of changing dynamics, Mr Thakur, has truly contributed in the entrepreneurship ecosystem of Nepal.

Nawaraj Parajuli

Nawaraj Parajuli, a renowned name in modern Nepali poetry, is the one who started the culture of the “Kavita Concerts” where he performs poems with music. He has toured around the world performing poems in Europe, Australia,Middle East,Asia . He has contributed immensely in taking Nepali literature in the international community. His book Sagarmathako Gahirai, collection of poems, has been awarded with one of the most prestigious awards in Nepali literature , Padmashree Award in 2017. His was awarded with Saataako Sahitya Puraskar from Australia in 2015.The winner of All Nepali Slam Poetry 2014, Mr Parajuli, was nominated for Madan Puraskar for the same book. He has been honored many times in Nepal and abroad for his contributions to Nepali Language and Literature. He is also a theatre artist in Theatre village who has performed in the play Hamlet in International Theatre Festival in Pakistan in 2017 and in the play Malini in Germany and Beljium. His poems are mainly themed on the social issues ,especially the issues related to women and their empowerment. The soul of his poems are relationships. Celebrated all across the country and in the international community, Mr Parajuli is a symbol of hope and optimism for the youth who follow art.

Priya Sigdel

Priya Sigdel, is a social activist working for women empowerment and menstrual hygiene management in Nepal since the last 5 years. She is the president of HATTIHATTI, an NGO that empowers women from marginalized communities to help them become skilled entrepreneurs and independent individuals. She is also currently serving as the Country Coordinator at UDAAN and the Vice President of Rotaract Club of Kathmandu Metro. Priya Sigdel has been long instilled with the passion to work for the society and has been continuously striving for change. Her continuous involvements in social change have substantially exposed her in the local community as well as in international platforms. She has represented Nepal in international platforms like Global Changemaker Youth Summit 2017, Zurich and Bangladesh-Nepal Youth Convention 2017 in Dhaka. She is also the founder at Project Butterfly, former female champion at We Inspire Nepal and the Global Youth Peace Ambassador. She considers herself a responsible daughter of the nation. With the title of Miss Nepal Earth 2018, she is all set to embrace her title to start working towards environmental issues in Nepal this year. She believes that change ignites gradually, and every change starts with an individual. She plans to work towards the mitigation of pollution in Kathmandu by focusing on 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). She is an eminent example of ‘beauty for a cause’, advocating for social and environmental change in the country.

Organizing team


Kathmandu, Nepal


Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Drishti Maharjan
  • Samyam Aryal