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Theme: Tireless Striving

This event occurred on
April 6, 2019
Kathmandu, Bagmati

Without infinite amount of hard work and never ending hunger, barely anything is achievable. Struggling and thriving to attain goals is all we live for. In the stream of life, we all fall. It's up to us to continue or quit. The theme 'tireless striving' is all about struggles that sensations make on the road to glory. In the world we live in now, internet has just highlighted the face of success, not the unlimited efforts invested to make the days count. Not just about defying the odds, but the strong willpower, the audacity to make anything happen are the ones that make one stand out. Here, at TEDxMaitighar, we are trying to create a platform to talk about ups and downs and the attitude that successful people use to deal with all the storm.
We are committed to creating an event where participants are challenged to communicate their passions in an exciting and engaging dialogue. The format of TEDxMaitighar will allow speakers and attendees to digest and debate the talks and encourage the exchange of ideas and information amongst all participants.
TEDxMaitighar, therefore, is a unique opportunity for members of the youth community to share their ambitions for our collective future.

Watrin Hall, St. Xavier's College
Kathmandu, Bagmati, 44600
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Aastha Rajyalaxmi Karki

In today’s society where even simple morals have to be drafted into laws of the country, Ms. Aastha Rajyalaxmi Karki, an individual in this fast pace environment who has been sedulous in integrating the forgotten morals of our wise forefathers' amidst the hypocrisy of the general population. In a community where the commoners have alot to worry about rather than things to cherish, Ms. Aastha stands in the shoes of a normal human being, who strives with all the hassles that come along the journey. As the commoners come face to face with reality, what exists? Human morals or self-existence?

Aman Pratap Adhikary

Director, Ko Bancha Crorepati
Hailed as "The Don Director", Mr. Adhikary is the man behind the team that has made a youth-based franchise reality TV show Himalaya Roadies possible. Having completed his degree on Film and Television Production from Edinburgh College, Scotland, Mr. Adhikary is currently directing Ko Banchha Crorepati: the Nepali edition of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. The Don Director has always tirelessly strived to get the best out of everything he's ever done: from presenting a sports show to directing a show like Kripa Unplugged or showing exploring what he has got with a show like Venturing Nepal. Having played at the A Division League as a player for 10 years, Mr. Adhikary will be here to share his ideas on what made him the man he is now.

Arthur Carmazzi

World's Top 10 Leadership and Organizational Culture Thought Leader
Of an Italian-American origin, Arthur is currently one of the most acclaimed experts on Psychological applications to Leadership and Organisational Culture Enhancement and Development globally. Having traveled the whole world experimenting on Directive Communication Methodology, Arthur Carmazzi's The 6 Dimensions of Top Achievers project with his friend David Rogers became an instant bestseller in Malaysia and Singapore in the 2000s. In 2011, Carmazzi was awarded and ranked in world's top 30 most influential leadership professionals list by GlobalGurus and has been ranked between the #12 and #8 spots since then. According to him, it is his continuous strive for self-exploration that has earned him everything he's known for.

Asheem Man Singh Basnyat

Regional Director, Pathao
With an undying enthusiasm for business and management, Mr. Basnyat has worked for several multinational startups to help them grow and flourish. Being a pioneer entrepreneur and an investor, Mr. Basnyat is currently the Regional Director of Pathao: a company that strives to make a mark and revolutionize ride-sharing trend in Nepal.

Bidhya Tiwari

Bidhya Tiwari is a prominent Nepalese playback singer. Bidya Tiwari defined her versatility in Nepal Idol and Voice of Nepal, singing TV reality shows in Nepal. Bidhya Tiwari has been pleasing the audience with her soothing voice. TEDxMaitighar’s stage was graced by Bidhya Tiwari with her mesmerizing vocals and soulful performance.

Juliana Shrestha

Growing up in the capital, Juliana Shrestha was one of those kids who was termed to be nothing but lazy. In a society where introverts are often underestimated at leadership and communication skills, Ms. Juliana turned herself into a champion traveler, with strong willpower and a spirit to work tirelessly to conquer her limitations. Ms. Juliana Shrestha will be at TEDxMaitighar this April 6th, to share her ideas on the value of willpower in striving through the journey of life.

Rastra Bimochan Timalsena

Advocate, YouTuber, Lecturer
Mr. Rastra Bimochan Timalsena aka ‘Random Nepali’ that we all know is more than just a Youtuber who puts every bit of hard work on his videos. An advocate by profession, Mr. Timalsena manages to present every bit of fun content filled with facts after a long session of judicial actions in his office. Also a lecturer at National Law College, it is his efforts on Random Nepali channel that we get to see everything about our society, from Trending Topics to Nostalgic Memories: all in one place. While the journey has not been full of roses, it is Mr. Random Nepali's efforts of striving tirelessly to get close to perfection that we get to see what we see him today. As a speaker, we're going to see him share his ideas to a generation that has seen Youtube grow, but from the other side of the screen.

Sajit Chandra Shakya

Cambridge A Level Physics Teacher
It is that discipline engraved in the culture that makes Sajit Chandra Shakya a teacher who's more than just lectures and notes. A reputed Physics lecturer at various institutions of Kathmandu, Mr. Sajit Chandra Shakya tirelessly works every day, rises above the equations of Physics to integrate values on his students, based on the culture that we got from our ancestors for the intuition of correct pathway in this eternal journey. Sajit sir will be sharing his ideas on April 6th at TEDxMaitighar and yes, we all will be treated with what his happy students get inside the classroom!

Shamser Thapa

Top 50 Finalist of Global Teacher Prize 2019
Shamser Thapa is a teacher, founder and the principal of Heaven Hill Academy. Mr. Samsher, ever since his early days has been working in order to enhance the teaching methodologies used in Nepal, which consists of impractical stuff and physical punishments. For his tireless efforts to bring upon a change in what our society is loathed to learn, Mr. Samsher Thapa is one of Top 50 Global Teachers.

Srijan Timilsina

Guinness World Record Holder
It never is easy for anyone to achieve something as grand as The Guinness Book of World Records. That too for a 8th grader, who took the courage to write about human brain and applied for a world record. Although Mr. Srijan Timilsina got the official recognition just a year back, his tireless efforts of continuing to push for knowledge has brought him numerous achievements that are notable.

Organizing team


Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Abhinav Gyawali
    Team member
  • Pranit Chand
    Team member
  • Rajendra Ghimire
    Team member
  • Ruby Shah
    Team member
  • Sagar Gupta
    Team member
  • Sudesh Baniya
    Team member