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Young achievers are nation's pride
It’s neither never too late nor too early to chase your dreams. No matter how young you are if you have the zeal to be at the top, you will undoubtedly mark yourself as successful person in the near future. As it is said that young people are tomorrow’s leaders, the younger generation should not be taken lightly.
Gone are the days when people only trusted the experienced ones, today’s world is led by the young generations that bring quirky skills and freshness. My City’s Kiran Lama talked to a few young achievers of the country and listed some of their remarkable achievements so that young readers are inspired to embark on their journey of success.
Samrakshyak Bhushan Bajracharya, 16, National Tennis Player
Bajracharya, 16, has already established himself as the top tennis player in the country at such a young age. Due to high determination at the tennis court, he went on to win the Chang Thai National Open Junior Tournament in Bangkok, Thailand, stood third during the Qatar Asian Junior Tennis Team Cup in Doha and also managed to stand second in the Toyota Road to the Olympics Tournament held in Bangkok, Thailand, all in 2015. Moreover, he had participated in South Asian Games in 2015 that took place in India and also in the ITF14 in 2015.
“During school days, some of my teachers discouraged me when I played tennis because they thought sports wouldn’t yield much income in Nepal,” said Bajracharya. After having qualified in Division 1, he received a full scholarship at Brisbane Boys’ College, Queensland, Australia. According to him, if anyone follows their dream with passion and dedication, he/ she will definitely become a successful person in future.
Akshyata Adhikary, 18, Singer
Akshyata Adhikary, 18, is a Nepali singer who came to spotlight with her singing in Kripa Unplugged Junior in 2013. The video of her cover song ‘Timile Ta Hoina’ has crossed three millions views on YouTube. Likewise, her ‘Tihar Song’ featuring Nawaj Ansari and Almoda also received good response from the viewers and has over five million views on You Tube.
Since she was a toddler, Adhikary would learn nursery rhymes from the cassettes and performed the songs in front of her classmates. “I performed in front of a large crowd for the first time when I was in Grade III. I had performed ‘Everything I Do’ by Bryan Adams at the school. That got me a lot of attention and inspiration,” said Akshyata. She is currently planning to slowly groom her musical career because she thinks that music is meditation for her. “Be good to yourself and others, learn about the universe, and never give up on finding your true self,” suggested Adhikary to anyone who wants to be musician or an artist in the future.
Bimal Gharti Magar (18), Footballer
Gharti Magar is one of the best footballers in the country. He came in the spotlight at the age of 15 when he scored a goal against Pakistan at the SAFF Championship in 2013. He has never had to look back ever since.
“I started my football career from All Nepal Football Association (ANFA), Butwal. I came to Kathmandu for the selection in the under 12 national team, but I was rejected by ANFA.” But, Gharti Magar kept working hard to prove the world that he was born to play football. “I never gave football up and worked hard with much support and motivation from other senior football players,” said Gharti Magar.
Despite having marked himself as one of the most favorite national players, Gharti Magar never thinks he is a celebrity. He believes that hard work is the ultimate key to make a person successful. “Follow your dreams and don’t believe people when they say you cannot achieve something.” Gharti Magar wants to groom himself as better professional footballer and wants to represent Nepal with better games in the future.
Sachin Dangi, 18, Social Activist
Sachin Dangi, 18, likes to call himself a young leader. He was awarded the Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero 2017 for his leadership skills, initiation and innovation for the betterment of the society. “Before I was conferred with the honor, nobody would even ask for me and none of the media houses wanted to feature my story,” he said. Founder of Teenage Society and a young member at The New York Academy of Sciences, Dangi wants to change the society with the help of science and social science. As result, he invented an Air Quality Sensor and presented it at the Ministry of Population and Environment. With his leadership quality, he is being selected to participate in 2018 UN ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York, US.
For Dangi, mere book knowledge cannot be the parameter to measure one’s intelligence. “One has to come out from the classroom and explore the world by doing things differently. Moreover, you have to think broad so as to achieve big things in life.”