Nepal | August 12, 2020

18-year-old is Teen Hero

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Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2016KATHMANDU: Eighteen-year-old Shantosh Lamichhane from Lalitpur, who made a corn thresher to contribute to science and technology of the country, was declared the second Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2016 on August 1. According to a press statement issued by Glocal Pvt Ltd, as the winner, Lamichhane will be recognised as the Brand Ambassador of Glocal Pvt Ltd and given the opportunity of job shadowing amazing personalities and a documentary about him. The award was presented by chief guest Valarie Julliand, UNRC and UNDP Resident Representative.

The other five finalists were Anil Kharel, 15, from Rupandehi, Anjal Niraula, 14, from Kathmandu, Deepak BK, 18, from Pokhara, Gaurav Pokharel, 15, from Jhapa, and Samata Shrestha, 19, from Kathmandu.

Bipana Sharma, a 17-year-old child rights activist, was the first Glocal Teen Hero (2015).

The top six applicants out of 281 were selected by a panel of jury on the basis of their innovation, impact and achievements. The six finalists were then interviewed individually on the basis of their personality, domain knowledge and vision on July 26.

“To recognise the best amongst these exceptional teens that inspire society for a positive change despite their age limit, it is a privilege to be a part of the Glocal Teen Hero 2016,” said Julliand according to the statement.

The event was followed by a song by Alina Prajapati and Aashish Pokharel.

“We can see there were 281 competitive applicants, one Hero, but there are still a lot of other teenagers doing amazing things,” the statement quoted Asish Thakur, Executive Director of Glocal, as saying.

Glocal Teen Hero is a platform for Nepali teenagers who are involved, initiators and achievers beside their school/college curriculum. The purpose of the event is to motivate Nepali teenagers to follow their dreams and develop an entrepreneurial and social thinking for the sustainable development of the nation.

A version of this article appears in print on August 02, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.

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