April 30: Toastmasters in Nepal held its Table Topics Speech and International Speech Contest on April 27 at Rato Bangala School, Lalitpur. The program was attended by more than 150 members from 16 different clubs in Nepal. These members were corporates, bankers, business personalities, educators, tourism entrepreneurs, executives, consultants, chartered accountants, media personalities, working professionals to young students from colleges.
The program also featured Rajesh Hamal, one of the most reputed public figures, as a guest speaker. Hamal blew the crowd with an eloquent speech explaining his journey and important learnings.
Thecontest had winnersfrom three different areas battled in the final round of Table Topics Speech and International Speech Contest. The winner of Table Topics Speech Contest was Toastmaster Kritisha Prajapati and Humorous Speech Contest was Toastmaster Alfa Maiya Shakya.
Both the winners will proceed to the district level contests to be held in the month of May in Kolkata, India. The winner of the International Speech Contest at the district will further proceed to the region and International levels. All of these contests are organized as per the guidelines prescribed by Toastmasters International.
Toastmasters movement in Nepal is in growing trend, with 16 chartered clubs, more than 500 members and many clubs in pipeline.