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Theme: Acknowleding the Voices

This event occurred on
September 3, 2022
Bhaktapur, Bagmati

TEDxBhaktapur is an independently organized TED event under an authorized license from TED. It is being organized with the aim to make the youth involved in the spectrum of IDEAS WORTH SPREADING. The conference will feature interdisciplinary presenters – including those from the local community - expressing their past experiences, current projects, and future visions to promote inquiry, innovation, and critical discussion

Hotel Heritage
Hotel heritage Bhaktapur
Bhaktapur, Bagmati, 44800
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Naresh Kusi

Wildlife biologist , Explorer
Naresh Kusi, a native of Bhaktapur, is a wildlife biologist exploring the Himalayan landscape of Nepal. His team has generated many important findings on the high altitude wildlife of Nepal including the rediscovery of wild yak (the new five rupee note of Nepal carries the photograph of a wild yak taken by his team) and discovery of two species of birds new for Nepal. He currently works as the country program director at the Himalayan Wolves Project and project coordinator at Resources Himalaya Foundation. A PhD student at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences he has an MSc in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and a Post-graduate Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice from WildCRU, University of Oxford, UK. He’s a recipient of Young Conservation Leader Award 2016 and has published three books and two fables.

Niraj Lawaju

Journalist, Writer
Niraj Lawoju is a journalist by profession. Previously he was editor-in-chief of Majdoor Daily. These days he is pursuing his writing passion through various printing and online media. He majorly writes on contemporary issues, mostly political. He is equally interested in creative writing and so he reviews books and films as part of creative writing. Translation is one of the next genres he works. His translated matters are published in various online portals and newspapers. With his expertise in presenting unique approaches and perspectives about current national or international political happening, he is quite acknowledged by people. Book reading is his passion. He is an active member of the Book Club Bhaktapur. Lawoju has two master’s degrees from Tribhuvan University – Masters in English and Masters in Political Science. He was a student activist during his University days. He has participated in certain political and educational movements.

Roja Kiran Basukala

Computer Engineer, Advocate, Cyber Security Enthusiast
Roja Kiran Basukala currently working as deputy director in Nepal Telecommunications Authority. She completed Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from TU and Masters in Information and Communication Engineering from Chosun University, Korea. Additionally She have acquired L.L.B. degree and Masters of Public Administration degree from Tribhuvan University. Basically she have contributed in radio frequency spectrum management for 4G services in Nepal, monitoring of telecom and internet services in Nepal, cyber security of telecommunication sector of Nepal, gender equality to promote more women and girls in ICT sector. She is also a founding member and Vice President of Centre for Cyber Security Research and Innovation. She have been recognized as a lead expert of South Asian Telecommunication Regulators’ Council by Asia Pacific Telecommunity. She have acquired National ICT Excellence Award (Woman) 2022 from Ministry of Communication and Information Technology.

Rupesh Shrestha

Trainer, Journalist, TV Host, Poet
Shrestha is trainer and coach for Personal Development and Behavioral Skills. Shrestha is specifically known for his exciting and game changer programs on Leadership, Communication, Public Speaking and many others. Shrestha is Certified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and self-learned Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Practitioner. Rupesh Shrestha, however is a well-known Television News Personality associated with Kantipur TV and host for the flagship talks show of KTV – FIRESIDE. He has worked for AP1 TV, Capital Media Group and other media platforms since almost two decades in various capacities including creative head and human resource manager except broadcasting jobs. Shrestha is student of Communication and Journalism, keen on human psychology and human resource development. He is also a poet with an anthology published under his name.

Santosh Pandey

Santosh Pandey is the Co-Founder of Offering Happiness, Nepal’s largest gifting platform pioneering in experiential gifting, surprise planning & corporate gifting (est. 2017). He is the winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA)-Nepal 2018 and has represented Nepal in its global competition, Macao. He also won the Seedstars Kathmandu 2019 as the best startup in Kathmandu and was selected from Asia Summit, Cambodia to compete in its Global Summit, Switzerland. He was awarded the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia List-Retail and eCommerce. He is also the co-founder and director of Oho Cake Pvt. Ltd., Nepal's fastest-growing technology-enabled cake brand. He has also worked as the Program Director of We Inspire Nepal, Project Coordinator of the US Embassy Youth Council Nepal and for many other campaigns and projects of youth empowerment for over 10 years.

Shreejal Sayanju

Shreejal Sayanju is currently studying ethnomusicology at Kathmandu University.

Sitaram Hachhethu

Chief of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Police, Former Traffic Inspector
Sitaram Hachhethu is a Former Inspector of Traffic Police and current Chief of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Police. He has had a considerable experience of 29 years as traffic police. During his long-run service as Traffic police, he was honored with a total of 129 awards. Among all of these, he was awarded the most prestigious award “Gorkha Dakshina Bahu” for his devotion to the country and its people. Hachhethu initiated ‘MaPaSe’ check system which became an effective thing and drunken drivers were examined. Since taking over the lead of Lalitpur Metropolitan City Police, Hachhethu along with his team carried out several road reform functions. . His contribution to maintain road cleanliness, keeping temples clean, and managing crowds and roadside vendors beat out the best. Hachhethu has also been very strict about planned parking . He believes that his way of the implication of new rules is the process of building a system.

Organizing team


Bhaktapur, Nepal
  • Anil Pawn
  • Chandra Prajapati
  • Manisha Shrestha
    Team member
  • Nikesh Raj Tulsibakhyo
    Team member
  • Palistha Ranjitkar
    Team member
  • Sadam Bala
  • Suresh Twanabasu