The Toastmasters movement in Nepal is growing, with the addition of six new Clubs— Professionals Toastmasters Club, Founders Toastmasters Club, Gandaki Toastmasters Club, Pokhara Toastmasters Club, Dharan Toastmasters Club, and Baneshwor Toastmasters Club. There are now 18 Toastmasters clubs in Nepal with over 500 members.
Similarly, Nepali Toastmasters are also gaining international exposure. Distinguished Toastmaster Ranjit Acharya has now been elected in Top 3 Leadership position of District 41, which comprises India (North India, Delhi, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh), Nepal, Bangladesh and Bhutan. He will now be working as the Club Growth Director and oversee growth of clubs in the entire district, which has a total of 214 clubs until now. This year the District conference “ORATION-2019” was held at Kolkata where Nepali Toastmaster contestants participated in different speech contests.
Alfa M. Shakya from KUSOM Toastmasters Club won first runner up award in International Speech Contest, the highest award for a Nepali Toastmaster thus far. Asira Khanal from the Himalaya Toastmaster Club won the second runner up in Speech Evaluation Contest.
Now, Division ‘A’ Nepal is under the leadership of Distinguished Toastmaster Suman Shakya. Twelve more clubs are planned in Nepal this term ( July 2019-June 2020), taking the country total to 30.