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Kishor Dutta Baral Has bagged American's Emerging Leadership Award

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December 30, 2023
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I am Kishor Dutta Baral from Nepal born on 4 August, 1965.  I have a small and happy family of four with a spouse and two children. My wife, Kabita Baral, works as a school teacher with her passion and dedication. While my daughter Dr. Sanskriti Baral has been serving in Minipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, my son Sanskar Dutta Baral is pursuing his Diploma in East London University, UK.

 

My educational journey has been marked by a diverse range of academic achievements, reflective of my commitment to lifelong learning. After my School Leaving Certificate (SLC) in 1984, I pursued Intermediate in Science (I. Sc.) at Amrit Science Campus from 1985 to 1986. After that, decorating myself with bachelor degrees in Science and Law, I pursued a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Political Science from Tribhuvan University between 1998 and 2001.  After this, with keen interest in leadership, in 2011, I earned a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Education Management from the Kathmandu University, School of Education, equipping myself with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective educational leadership.

 

Commencing my professional journey as a Chemist at Bottlers Nepal Terai Limited in Bharatpur, Chitwan, from March 1989 to November 1990, I laid the foundation for my career in industry. Transitioning into the realm of education, I served as a Science and Mathematics teacher at Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School in Pokhara from January 1990 to July 1993. Building on my passion for education, I served as a Science and Mathematics teacher at Nava Prabhat Secondary School, Pokhara, in the morning session from July 1997 to January 2005. Simultaneously I embarked on a part-time Lecturer position at Prithvi Narayan Campus, Pokhara from 2001 to 2006, where I contributed to the theoretical foundation of future professionals. Elevating my contributions to the community, I served as Program Coordinator at Nepal Habitat for Humanity  associated with Habitat for Humanity International, Georgia, USA, from July 1998 to November 2004. This role allowed me to engage in impactful community development initiatives. Progressing into academic leadership, I got the position of Principal at Bhadrakali Higher Secondary School in Pokhara from January 2005 to June 2010.

 

Throughout this extensive experience, I amassed a wealth of knowledge and insights into the intricacies of the educational landscape. Motivated by a profound belief in the transformative power of quality education, I embarked on a mission to establish a community-driven educational institution. Subsequently, in the role of the founder and campus chief at Bhadrakali Multiple Campus, I took the initiative of collective effort to mobilizing the community, educationists, and various stakeholders from July 2010 to January 2015.

 

The campus stands as a testament to the collaborative spirit, with its smooth operation and commitment to providing a quality educational environment. Bhadrakali Multiple Campus not only serves as an educational hub but also instills hope for the future among the community members, reflecting the positive impact of accessible and quality education in transforming lives and fostering community development. These varied experiences underscore my adaptability, leadership skills, and dedication to both industry and the field of education.

 

Growing up in the influential presence of my father, Kashi Dutta Baral, a renowned social reformer and political activist, I was immersed in the values of politics and social engagement from an early age. This upbringing served as a catalyst, gradually nurturing my interest in political affairs. My passion for politics is rooted in a genuine desire to contribute to the well-being of people, a focus that has been a driving force throughout my journey. Inspired by those around me and fueled by a dedicated and passionate mindset, I made the pivotal  decision to transition from my professional career in education to active politics. This leap led to my election as the district president of Nepali Congress, Kaski, a prominent democratic party in Nepal. As president, I have been vocal in advocating for positive change, spearheading impactful campaigns such as BP Education, Mission Production, One Leader one Entrepreneurship, Politics Free Schools and Colleges, and Forming Free Citizens.

 

These endeavors aim at transforming the landscape of Nepalese politics, garnering substantial support from the public. My active engagement with public issues, coupled with my involvement in widely supported campaigns, provided the platform for me to participate in the parliamentary election held in 2022 as a Nepali Congress candidate. While the election results did not unfold in my favor, the experience proved invaluable, offering lessons, insights, and knowledge that will undoubtedly   shape my endeavors in the days to come. This journey underscores my unwavering commitment to fostering positive change and contributing to the betterment of society through political engagement.

 

Through a culmination of work experience, extensive study, and dedicated research, I have arrived at the conclusion that addressing the unique challenges of our time requires a new generation of political entrepreneurs. This is because political entrepreneurs possess the capacity to introduce fresh ideas, innovative technologies, progressive policies, visionary outlooks, and civic actions that are crucial for societal progress. I firmly advocate that every political leader should actively engage in managing at least one income-generating project to attain financial independence. This financial autonomy, I believe, fosters discipline, courage, and transparency among political leaders, contributing significantly to the creation of a corruption-free society. In alignment with this conviction and driven by the core value of ‘Message without Words,’ I have founded an Agro tourism business called Pokhara Agro-Tourism Academy and Research Centre, Nepal (PAARC, Nepal), where I serve as the Managing Director (MD).

 

I take great pride in successfully managing both my business and political responsibilities without allowing   either to compromise the integrity of the other. PAARC, Nepal was established with the vision of fostering innovative entrepreneurship in agro-tourism in Nepal through training and research. Our mission is to connect rural Nepal with the future of work, making PAARC, Nepal, a hub of rural innovation. I am committed to realizing this vision and contributing to the transformative impact of political entrepreneurship in our society.

 

My extensive engagement in schools, colleges, and politics has significantly enhanced my oratory and public speaking skills, gradually transforming me into a motivator and trainer. In this capacity, I have successfully conducted a variety of training and motivational programs, including Leadership Development, Developing Entrepreneurial Society, Developing Political Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Team Building, Conflict Management, Power of Positive Thinking, and Innovative Entrepreneurship in Agro tourism.

 

These endeavors have firmly established my reputation as a seasoned motivator and trainer. I attribute my current position and accomplishments to active involvement in diverse social organizations and cultivating strong relationships with individuals from various walks of life. Reflecting on my journey, I hold in high esteem my roles as president in Lions Club of Pokhara Bhadrakali, secretary at Human Rights Organizations of Nepal, vice president of Nepal Teachers Association, central member of Family Planning Association of Nepal, and coordinator at Habitat For Humanity International. Each of these organizations has served as a significant milestone in shaping my life. Furthermore, receiving American awards affiliated with the United Research Council represents another noteworthy milestone in my life journey, marking recognition and achievement in my endeavors. These experiences collectively define my path, emphasizing the value of collaboration, service, and continuous  personal and professional growth.

 

As a passionate individual for learning and interpersonal relationship, I am fluent in English, Hindi, and Nepali, which allows me to navigate diverse   linguistic landscapes seamlessly. I take immense pride in my publications, particularly in the realm - of education and societal well-being. Within the area of education, my works have explored the erosion of moral values in schools and strategies to address this challenge. Additionally, I've delved into the concealed reality of corruption involving educators and parents, shedding light on issues often overlooked.

 

Emphasizing the pivotal role of teachers, I've underscored their significance in shaping the future through various publications. Addressing contemporary issues, I've explored the relevance of specific educational initiatives, aiming to contribute meaningful perspectives to the ongoing discourse. Beyond formal publications, my insights on various topics have found expression in numerous articles featured in local newspapers, reflecting a commitment to engaging with community concerns.

 

In terms of my personal character, people of my acquaintance describe me as amiable, polite, honest, energetic, and hardworking in their own tongues. These qualities shape my approach to both personal and professional interactions. I am not sure how farther and deeper, I have been heard and created impact, but I am deeply honored to receive the ‘American's Emerging Leadership Award,’ and I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all those who have played a pivotal role in helping me achieve this recognition. Receiving this award is truly a moment of great fortune, and I appreciate the support and encouragement that have fueled my efforts. This tribute inspires me to persist in giving my best in all my future endeavors.   

 

Thank you

 

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