Glocal Pvt. Ltd. successfully organized Skill Week 2021, the second edition with a grand closing ceremony amidst a special gathering held at Soaltee Crown Plaza on Monday, in the presence of prominent entrepreneurs, government diplomats, and many aspirants enthusiasts. The event was successfully organized from March 21 to 29 at different locations in Kathmandu Valley. The event showcased four distinct skill areas; Art and Culture, Entrepreneurship, Tourism and Hospitality, and Science and Technology. Four veterans were honored with the award of Nabil Skill Hero by Glocal Pvt. Ltd.
In the first category, Tourism and Hospitality, Mr. Gagan Pradhan, MD at Himalayan Java was honored as he has been an influential figure who has made a mark in the industry and played an integral role in the establishment of the coffee shop industry here in Nepal. Likewise, Kutumba, a folk instrumental ensemble committed to the research, preservation, and celebration of the diversity that exists in indigenous Nepali music was honored, for their contribution in the field of Art and Culture. In the Entrepreneurship category, Ms. Shanti Chadha, Founder President of Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal was awarded. Ms. Chadha has impacted thousands of women and families through skill development and economic empowerment initiatives through her efforts, her businesses, and her affiliation with several organizations. Finally, for Science and Technology, Mr. Pavitra Bahadur Gautam, Co-Founder, and CEO of Karkhana was honored for his efforts to provide a platform that can connect real-life and classroom using maker-based education to create critical learners for the 21st century & impact education the same way.
The jury for Nabil Skill Hero by Glocal Pvt. Ltd. were H.E. Ms. Nona Deprez, Ambassador, Delegation of European Union to Nepal, and Mr. Upendra Mahato, Chairman, Mahato Group.
The main objective of the event was to engage and promote extensive skilling opportunities and showcase emerging skills; ranging from business, services, technology to art and culture; a program designed for youth with several training programs, interactions, workshops, competitions, and exposure to skill development. Skill Week event comprised of series of Workshops, Competitions, Case Studies, Internship/Job Fair, Nabil Skill Hero, and CEO Unplugged.
The closing ceremony of Skill Week 2021 & the Nabil Skill Hero award was held in the presence of Mr. Sonam Wangchuk, a Ladakh-based engineer and currently serving as Director of Himalayan Institutes of Alternatives, Ladakh, and the man behind the character of ‘Phunsukh Wangdu’ in the Bollywood blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’. Wangchuk has been at the forefront of education reforms in India and famous for his radical technological ideas, revolutionary ways & reformative missions. He was the keynote speaker at the event. The event also had a press interaction session with Mr. Sonam Wangchuk amidst the ceremony, where he explained the need for skills in the 21st century.