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Sachin Dangi feted with Glocal Teen Hero 2017
Kathmandu: Glocal Teen Hero, the only national platform in Nepal that recognizes and honors outstanding teenagers, awarded 17-year-old Sachin Dangi of Sunsari with Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017 on Friday.
Social activist Sachin was awarded amid a function organized at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Soltimode.
According to a press statement, Sachin was chosen among 320 applicants. He is the president of Teenage Society of Nepal and currently working on the 'Seven Days - Seven Heritage Project' as well as Human Rights Awareness Project. He is also the ambassador of OYA for Nepal and works as a young scientist at Kaicho Nepal, as per the press statement.
The five-member jury panel --UNDP Country Director to Nepal Renaud Meyer, President of Vaidya’s Organization of Industries Suraj Vaidya, General Manager of Soaltee Crowne Plaza Upaul Majumdar, actress Reecha Sharma, and CEO of Prisma Advertising Ranjit Acharya —had initially shortlisted six teens aged between 13 and 19 on the basis of their achievements, initiations or innovation in any other field outside of their respective school or college curriculum.
Sachin was among the top six finalists while the other five were Albina Parwin, 16-year-old social activist from Sunsari, Ayush Pandey 17-year-old computer programmer from Rupandehi, Prithu Singh Thakuri, 19-year-old entrepreneur from Kathmandu, Rajaram Basnet, 18-year-old-year social activist from Dolakha, and Tanmay Chaudhary, 17-year-old inventor from Dhangadhi.
After an SMS voting round, the finalists were then individually interviewed on the basis of attitude, vision and articulation by the panel of judges and one outstanding teen was announced the winner.