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Like every year, the list of thirty influential people under the age of 30 has published by Forbes. This year, Nepal has six young people on the list of 30 influential people under the age of 30 in Asia and this a quite good news. In the list of 30-Under-30-Asia, published by the world-renowned magazine Forbes, this year the list of people from Nepal are Pratima Sherpa, Shubhangi Rana, Jesselina Rana, Nikita Acharya, Kiran Timilsina and Rohit Tiwari. In the list of influencers under the age of 30, Pratima is a golfer whereas the other five are entrepreneurs.
This year, Forbes’ 30 Under 30-Asia’ list includes young entrepreneurs from Nepal, the Philippines, Malaysia, Bangladesh, South Korea, and others who have been the caretakers of social change. The Forbes list had more than 3500 applications. Here are the details of the young person who was selected for the 30 under 30 Asia 2020 list.
Listed on the Forbes list under the sports segment, Sherpa is the number one Nepalese women player. She grew up in a small hut near the third hole of Nepal Golf Club, near Tribhuvan International Airport. During her childhood, her parents worked at the club. Golfer Tiger Woods, a top-ranked golfer at the time, called her to the United States after he read the news that she had been playing golf since the age of 7. The news was then published by the popular golf magazine ‘Golf Digest’. She is currently studying BBA in the second year at Santa Barbara City College in the United States. She has also continued her golf career and doing pretty well.
Rohit Tiwari is one of the founders of FoodMario, an online food delivery company. He is on the list of Forbes magazine’s ’30 Under 30 Asia’ list. FoodMario has been delivering home-cooked food rather than from hotels and restaurants. The company is delivering the food that is made by students and housewives that are made at home.
The list was made public by Forbes on Thursday. In the list of ‘Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia’, Tiwari has been successfully listed by being one of the thirty ‘social entrepreneurs’ in the age of under 30 years.
Nikita and Kiran founded Urban Girl in 2012 with an initial investment of US $200. Urban Girl has been selling fashion jewelry, t-shirts, water bottles, and makeup items. Currently, about 50 people have got a job at the company. It has also expanded its business in Pokhara. They have an online shop portal called UGbazaar. Since 2016, Urban Girl has also been selling bakery products and other items online through the portal called UG Cakes.
By profession, Shubhangi is an engineer and Jesselina is a lawyer. They founded ‘Pad to Go’ in 2018. Pad to Go is a not-for-profit social business organization that works to raise awareness against menstrual health and the doctrinal traditions associated with it. The foundation has now established about 80 sanitary pad vending machines in 5 provinces of Nepal. Such machines are put up in organizations including hospitals, schools, and theaters. It can provide sanitary pads to up to 100 women. Pad to Go also won the first prize in the ‘AGUASAN Workshop’ held in Switzerland.
The list of 30 people is published yearly in 10 categories of enterprise, exploration, sports, art, social change and others. The judges of the event were Mickey Mikitani, CEO of Japanese internet service provider Rakuten, Roshni Malhotra, CEO of HCL Corporation and others.
Congratulations to the young heartbeat of the country to secure your name on this prestigious list. The works you have been doing is really appreciable. We hope this will be an encouragement to many startups and contributing personnel for the betterment of the community and also the country.