Pranjal Chalise, 19 years old Technopreneur from Kathmandu has been awarded the title of “Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero Nepal 2021” amidst a Virtual Award ceremony organized by Glocal Pvt. Ltd today. It is the seventh iteration of the Glocal Teen Hero Award, which is the only national platform in Nepal to identify and honor outstanding teenagers whose creativity, commitment, experience, and strong leadership have helped them achieve success in life.
Pranjal was selected among the Top Six Finalists of the competition viz Anurag Chapagain, (18 years, Youtuber, Nawalparasi); Deepak Sutihar (19 years, Social Entrepreneur, Saptari); Khusbu Bhandari, (18 years, Wildlife Conservationist, Chitwan); Neha Gurung, (19 years, Social Activist, Kathmandu); and Sabhya Rai, (19 years, Education Activist, IIam)
Pranjal Chalise has aided the Blind Community by inventing Drishti Nepal, which helps the blind community in currency bills recognition and cash transactions. Likewise, He has developed a mobile application that provides agricultural news and information from authentic sources and another app includes – a Women Safety app to ensure the security of women and ensure they are not deprived of opportunities due to their safety reasons. His other two educational apps have 7500 users. Pranjal has also initiated a non-profit tech venture E-educators Nepal’, which enhances the quality of online education and makes educational resources more accessible. Furthermore, He is the member of the board of Initiative in Nepal Foundation, and currently working on a research paper about the Blockchain Technology and Smart Contracts and the ways in which technological advancement can mitigate the costs of elongated transaction processes.
These teenagers were selected from a pool of 611 applications from across the nation, by our respected jury panel through an intense selection round for the impacts they have created in society. The applicants had demonstrated their skills and expertise, and made an impact in their society, from areas like academia, social work, literature, entrepreneurship, computer programming, innovation, and environmental conservation. This award recognizes and honors the exceptional teen whose work is sustainable and who can think out of the box addressing the issues and creating an impact in society.
Top Six Finalists were shortlisted for the final round of Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero Nepal based on their achievements, initiations and contributions, and impact of work. Glocal’s 20 under 20 & the Finalists also attended the series of Self-Competency Workshops on different topics and got an opportunity to interact with Industry’s top leaders and corporate personalities to widen their knowledge.
The finalists were individually interviewed by the panel of judges comprising of the Ambassador of Delegation of the European Union to Nepal Nona Deprez, Director of Marketing, Branding and Business Development at Gold Star shoes Vidushi Rana, Managing Director of CG Corp Global Varun Chaudhary, Country Director of the Coca-Cola Company for Nepal Adarsh Avasthi and Director of Jyoti Group of Companies Saurabh Jyoti and today, Chalise was officially declared and awarded as Wai Wai Glocal Teen Hero Nepal 2021 virtually amidst the awarding ceremony.