Embassy of India and M/S Glocal Pvt. Ltd organized a virtual interaction between Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM), Ms. Namgya Khampa and the 20 finalists of Glocal Teen Hero programme, an initiative supported by the Embassy. The 20 finalists, belonging to the age-group of 14 – 20 years and hailing from different parts of Nepal, had a lively and engaging exchange with DCM. The 20 participants included innovators, social entrepreneurs, activists, educators, social media influencers and ‘techopreneurs’, among others.
The finalists shared their personal stories and work-profiles and also presented their future aspirations for themselves, their families and their communities. Each of them has contributed in their way to the betterment of their respective communities and their selection as finalists (termed as Glocal 20under20) was to recognize their initiative, contributions and achievements at such an early stage of their lives.
In her remarks, DCM underlined the importance of taking initiative and appreciated each of the finalists for their zeal to become agents of change. She also called the participants the future of Nepal and of India-Nepal relationship and encouraged them to work towards transforming their communities, societies and country. The participants were also encouraged to build linkages across the region and be the leaders of tomorrow who can shape the future of not just Nepal but of entire South Asia.
The session ended with a lively Q&A segment where the participants asked and were answered on questions related to diplomacy, India’s approach to the challenges in our neighborhood, making career-choices and the importance of acquiring skills.