The Board

Dr. Prakash Banjade

Dr. Prakash Banjade is the president of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal. He has joined as a general member in 2009 AD and shouldered up the responsibility of the president since 2014 to 2018. Mr. Banjade is an active and enthusiastic youth serving the society since the age of 10 years via Nepal Red cross society, Child Rights clubs and youth clubs etc. He worked as an assistant editor of Journal of Kathmandu medical college since 2013-2015. He served in Amnesty international Nepal and Kathmandu Medical College social club. He has conducted many medical research and published many articles in print and broadcast media. As a student he participated in speech competition and was a champion in inter-school speech competition in Arghakhanchi. He also wrote essays and got second position in western development region essay competition “ Effect of children on civil war” organized by Nepal red cross society- 2003. Dr.Banjade was born and raised in rural village of Arghakhanchi district, western region of Nepal. He completed his high school from Janata Secondary School, Arghakhanchi and then studied PCL in GM from National Academy for Medical Science, Kathmandu and MBBS from Kathmandu Medical College, Kathmandu (affiliated to Kathmandu University).

When he grew up, Arghakhanchi, Kimdanda village had no good school, no health post, no running water, and no good roads. Even to this day, the village has no electricity, no telephone service. At that time (1996-2006), Nepalese Civil War (labelled People’s War by the Maoists) was a conflict between government forces and Maoist fighters in Nepal. Dr. Banjade was actively engaged in Nepal’s democracy movement sometimes referred to as “Jana Andolan-II” (People’s Movement-II) in 2006, the political agitations against the direct and undemocratic rule of King Gyanendra of Nepal. His experience of rural life, before he had any clear dream about his future, all he wanted to do is to increase income of rural people, reduce poverty level, quality & peaceful education, and wanted to have access to health care facility of rural people, and still continues to do. Further he puts utmost interest in serving the deprived and marginalized population. Apart from job, he is actively involved in promoting access to health care and health education services to the rural community. Dr.Banjade is pretty much busy with his work most of the time, but when he do have time, he spends it with intellectual people, diplomats and leaders and also loves reading philosophy, novels and biographies. He strongly hope to receive support and ensure that he will maintain his commitment to the organization, position and the nations. Dr. Banjade can be reached at: prakash@unyouthnepal.org.np  Twitter: www.twitter.com/prbanjade  Facebook: www.facebook.com/drprbanjade

 

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Dr. Saral Sharma

Dr. Saral Sharma is a vice president and National public relation officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal and professionally medical doctor and dynamic youth activist. He completed his MBBS course from Southeast University Nanjing, china. He  first became a part of United Nations Youth and student association Nepal- UNYSAN in 2013 and firmly believes in youth being the perfect agents of positive change and acknowledges the need for an international platform for the massive potential that the youth today offer. His main interest in life is giving love, support and a good time to other people. He is focused on understanding, supporting and encouraging others.  He is Flexible, charming, Enthusiastic, creative and social free spirits, who can always find a reason to smile. Dr. Sharma is resourceful and intellectually quick. Good at a broad range of things. Enjoys debating issues. Excellent ability to understand concepts and apply logic to find solutions. Dr. sharma facilitates health leadership development and management programs and serves as a Medical person of many regional and global organizations in social development to cover issues of greatest concern to various age groups. Similarly, works at local national and regional levels to advocate for, and support the increased application of Nepali health and social development systems.

Dr. Sharma can be reached at: saral@unyouthnepal.org.np

 

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Mr. Madan Rai

Mr. Madan Rai is a General Secretary of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal andMr. Rai is a media entrepreneur, Journalist and Lecturer of mass communication and journalism. He is a DPI Officer of WFUNA International MUN-2017 and had worked as Photographer for the same conference in 2015. Mr. Rai is an M.A in Mass communication and Journalism and Political Science, Bachelor in law and Diploma in Photography. He is a proactive and dynamic youth activist who took leadership of UNYSAN’s Earthquake Relief Campaign-2015. He successfully accomplished his tenure as a Vice president of UNYSAN 2015-16. Mr. Rai is a lecturer at NIMS College & Pentagon Int College, Editor of enewspark.com, the Media Icon Magazine, the Shikhar Post Magazine and freelance in Nepali Times Australia and had worked as Reporter, Reporter cum Photographer and Senior Reporter cum Photographer in Aajako Aawaj Media since 2006 to 2011 AD. He worked as IP (International Press) cum photographer in EIMUN-2015 (Everest International Model United Nations). He has worked as a media coordinator for a Nepali Movie named Yaari.He had taught as a part time English teacher at Oxford, Golden Sungava and Communicative school. He has experience of theatre workshop organized by National School of Drama (NSD), RJ at Star Fm and Classic Fm. He has written narration of a documentry “Soljee”, street drama scripts for SOYA (Society of youth activities). He served in LaliGurash Youth Club, SOYA, and Youth Initiative. He has conducted many media research and written many articles for print and broadcast media. He is a top ten finalist of a national talent hunt Youth Icon-2011, Mr. Campion-2008, won consolation prize in the on-the-spot photo competition and exhibition organized by  WWF, finalist of Ideal RJ-2007.

Mr. Rai can be reached at: madan@unyouthnepal.org.np

 

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Shraddha Verma

Shraddha Verma is an executive member & National Finance Officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association Nepal- UNYSAN and she is a Social Worker and an enthusiast of English literature. She completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work and English Literature from St. Xavier’s College, Maitighar. She first became a part of UNYSAN in 2013 and firmly believes in youth being the perfect agents of positive change and acknowledges the need for an international platform for the massive potential that the youth today offer. She has been serving the society through various national and international organizations including Himalayan Climate Initiative, World Vision International, and A School for Community, Pharping. She has also worked as a writer in Navyaata Magazine. She is interactive, communicative and a good team worker as well as a leader. With her numerous field work and social work experience and research skills, she is an energetic and enthusiastic worker who seeks to make a difference for the good in whatever she does.

Verma can be reached at: shraddha@unyouthnepal.org.np

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Ms. Amrita Pradhan

Ms. Amrita Pradhan is a secretary and National Administrative Officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal- UNYSAN and Ms. Pradhan is a diligent social worker with over 3 years of experience in providing high quality care and support to people who are socially excluded or who are experiencing problems in their lives. She is student of social work and aim is to be a social worker. Having a consistent track record of working successfully with individuals, families or groups, all within a variety of settings. She actively takes part and organizes different social programs to bring changes in the lives of the people. She has worked with UNYSAN since 1 year and she is also involved with Bentham foundation Australia (INGO) whose main focus is helping the chepang children. Furthermore, she has enough experience of working and volunteering with various other organizations. She has a good experience in volunteering for various organizations, clubs and students societies. An energetic student having deep interest in extra-curriculum activities, she never missed any opportunities and has bagged various trophies, medals in her sides securing top most positions. She works with people to support them through difficult times and ensures rights of vulnerable people like children and women are safeguarded from harm.

Ms. Pradhan can be reached at: amrita@unyouthnepal.org.np

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Mr. Amrit Banjade

Mr. Amrit Banjade is an executive member and National project management officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal. He has completed Bachelor of Business Administration from Liberty College in 2015. He is passionate about creating meaningful change through community leadership and the empowerment of young people through education and employment. He has previously served as a general member at United Nations Youth & Student Association Nepal (UNYSAN) since 2010 & attending different youth related issue, program and agenda. He involves himself in various volunteering activities both within and outside the valley. With more than four years of hands-on experience at the field-level, He has work experience in the areas of youth empowerment, education, leadership, youth capacity building and entrepreneurship. He is also passionate about seeing young people educated about global issues and using this education to have a meaningful impact on their community.

Mr. Banjade can be reached at: amrit@unyouthnepal.org.np Twitter: www.twitter.com/amreet26

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Ms. Jophen Lama

Miss. Jophen Lama is an executive member and National program officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal and Miss Lama is the youngest executive member in the history UNYSAN. She believes that the magic mantra of a youthful life is accepting the failure as a chance to go ahead and furnishing the success to make it meaningful. She is the Title Award Winner of SLC Princess, First Runner Up (Miss Little Idol, 2012), Title Award Winner (Bagmati Kids Star, 2014), Miss Talent (Bagmati Kids Star, 2014). Ms. Lama is a member of Amnesty International, Nepal Scout and Smart Club. She has got training of Personality development training, and Public Speaking and Interaction training. She believes that a single person has the power to bring changes in the world but the unity of all single make the changes permanent. She is a realistic person with an optimistic attitude in all circumstances. She is a proficient public speaker with that merit she has been able to hold a number of titles of three beauty contests. She is a scout since 2011 and has been volunteering in many different social events. Ms. Lama loves to do sporting, dancing, singing, exploring new stuffs and travelling to implicate the insight and intuition. She is a “Workaholic” person so it is very rare to find her in leisure. She is very passionate for working whether it’s for herself or the society. She dreams to be a lawyer for empowering women of Nepal. ”

Ms. Lama can be reached at: jophen@unyouthnepal.org.np

 

 

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Ms.Bindhyawatee Rai

Ms.Bindhyawatee Rai is an executive member and National Education officer of United Nations Youth and Student Association of Nepal and Ms. Rai is a recent graduate from Allahabad Agriculture University, India (2016).  She is keen to learn about people coming of different social, cultural backgrounds. She aims to make a sustainable changes in the agriculture scenario of Nepal. She is a council member of United States Youth Council. She is very enthusiastic to work with the youth to bring a noticeable change in the society. She was recruited and served as the cadet in the National Cadet Corps(NCC)) under 17  UP Battalion, uttarpradesh , India and She had served as the girls captain in various NCC camps appointed after her excellent performance in her tenure.   She was the member of National Service Scheme (NSS). She is fond of music and sports. She is often known to be an adventurous person. She believes that by pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and challenging accepted conventions is what makes a youth. She explains herself as an organized, self-starter and ambitious person. She believes no one is weak and everyone has their own potential in their area of interest. She provides support to enable service users to help themselves. She makes sure she provides professional relationships with service users, acting as guides and advocates.

Ms .Rai can be reached at: bindhyawatee@unyouthnepal.org.np

 

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