On December 30, 2019, I made a presentation at a school to about 60 people. I shared my journey from Nepal starting as someone our society had written off as a nobody and wouldn't amount to much to becoming the person I am today -- a human being first -- and some of the most important life lessons I have learned. The reason for doing so? To inspire children to dream big and to reach for that which they have been told they can't or shouldn't, or to become that which they have been told they can't.
My attempt at inspiring students at Dhaulagiri Boarding School in Jomsom, a village in my home District of Mustang, to pursue their dreams, to break out of the limitations and constraints imposed on them by Nepalese culture and society.
I had a number of reasons for wanting to go abroad for studies. One had been to learn about other people and places. Another had been to escape Nepal.
Dreams can be powerful; they can take you places some not even imagined possible!
Follow link to watch a video of the presentation where I talked about how I realized my dreams, how I continue to dream and what I hope they do with their lives.
A post summarizing the various talks and speeches I have given, TV and radio appearances I have made etc. including links to downloadable documents including a short bio and a few presentation proposals.
I return to the vibrant Dragon city for the first time since the last time I lived there 18 years ago. While the city--some images of which were formulated by martial art movies I had grown up with--did not disappoint in the mid-nineties, I am curious to see what it is like now.