38 Toastmasters from Nepal representing eight clubs made their mark at the division-level Table Topics and International Speech contests at New Delhi, and at Oration 2018, the district-level conferences and speech contests at Agra held from May 10-13.
Sandeep Adhikari from Kathmandu Toastmasters Club won the International Speech Contest at the Division level with Dipesh Chalise from Laxmi Bank Toastmasters Club securing third place at the same. Niladri Parial from Bodhi Toastmasters Club won the Table Topics contest and Rupak Mainali from Himalaya Toastmasters Club secured the second position. Everest Toastmasters Club, Kathmandu Toastmasters Club, Himalaya Toastmasters Club, Kathmandu College of Management Toastmasters Club, and Shangri-la Toastmasters Club won the Distinguished Ahead of Time Award (DATA), alongside Kathmandu College of Management winning the Rapid 10 Awards which are given to clubs that enrol 10 members within a stipulated time. Ranjit Acharya, Area Director for Area I2 won the Star Luminous Award. This award is given by the district to one of the most productive Area Directors.
Also, amidst members of Toastmasters clubs in Nepal, Toastmaster Ravin Lama was felicitated for initiating the Toastmasters International movement in Nepal in the year 1991. Toastmasters Ashwini Agrawal, Somaraj Acharya and Madhav Ghimire were recognised for their 25 years contribution to Toastmasters in Nepal.