Home: Ghamir, Resunga, Gulmi, Lumbini
Education: Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), Kathmandu University Central Campus, Kathmandu University
Although my birthplace was a small village in Gulmi, I spent three years of my childhood at an Army school in India. Those days intrigued me as I got to experience a culture quite different than ours from the village. I remember moving to a new school at Tamghas, Gulmi in eighth standard through a tough entrance test. Several families including mine had migrated to Tamghas from villages for quality education, better health services and a comfortable lifestyle. The community, however, was not that educated; some hadn’t completed schooling and some didn’t have a chance to pursue formal education. But most importantly, parents ascertained the need for education and sent their children to schools. I would be forever grateful for the day Pradeep Rai came into my life as an inspiration. He started working as a physiotherapist in my hometown and months later, I finally met him. His humbleness, his affection towards us and the respect he earned from the community inspired me to pursue bachelors in engineering and here I am today a Mechanical Engineer. This undergraduate experience has provided me with the motivation, courage and perseverance to face the challenges that I am mostly likely to encounter on my way to success. I have always wanted to build connections with kids and spend time with them. I wish to become an inspiration to one child like Pradeep Rai has been to me. After completing bachelors, I realized that the jobs I would get as a mechanical engineer will nowhere lead me to connect with the younger population of Nepal. Neither I would understand the needs of the community nor can I apprehend their problems and help create solutions. As a Fellow, I aim to succeed in these ambitions and solve the problems of the community.