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8th Executive Committee


AYON’s Eighth Executive Board Elected on 12th March 2022

Bikal Rai

Bikal Rai

Born in Khotang district of Province 1, Mr. Bikal is a youth activist working in local to ensure transparency and accountability in local government system. He is one of the campaigners at a Democracy Camp, which focuses in promoting good governance in federal Nepal. He is pursuing Bachelors in economics and social work at Trichandra College, Kathmandu.

Chandan Shah
Senior Vice-President

Chandan shah is the senior vice president of Association of youth organization Nepal (AYON). He started his activism after the massive earthquake occurred in 2015 in Nepal and he has been actively working since then around different issues of youth. Chandan has a good experience of working closely with the Local, Provincial and Federal level government agencies and has participated representing youths in the local level in policy making discussions. He is more interested in localizing democracy and institutions in the local government level as Nepal has just switched into the federal system. Chandan belongs to a Madhesi community which is categorized as a marginalized community itself. Also, he is a self motivated and highly energetic youth activist who is passionate for issues of youths who are working and highly motivated to work in Nepal.

Khimananda Devkota
General Secretary

Mr. Khimananda is a self- motivated, dynamic, and passionate child rights activist. He has demonstrated exceptional leadership since his childhood. He started his activism at the age of 12 as a founder President of Sagarmatha Child Club. Currently, he is doing a Bachelors degree in Social Work. He is a Child-Friendly Local Governance (CFLG) Trainer. He has worked as a VJ in Child Program at Devchuli Television. Also, he has worked as the head at News Desk. He is the founder President of Kamana Foundation Nepal (KFN), Madhyabindu, Nawalpur. KFN is a child club graduated organization fully specialized for children. He is the Managing Director of BAL SANCHAR, a monthly child magazine. He is also one of the campaigners of the Democracy camp that mobilizes youth to promote good governance at the local level. He sees himself as a change agent and is dedicated to bringing a change in society.

Bipana Sharma

Ms. Bipana is a self-motivated, passionate and cheerful child rights activist. Currently, she is doing Bachelors in Law. She started her activism early at the age of eleven as a founder president of ‘Ekta Child Club Sunwal 1’’ and the journey is continued as a Board Member of National Child-Friendly Local Governance Forum (CFLG Forum). She was an RJ of child program at community Radio Sunwal 90.7 MHZ. She was also an Anchor of Child-Friendly Show at National Television (NTV). She is awarded “GLOCAL TEEN HERO – 2015” by Glocal Pvt. Ltd, Nepal and she was “Brand Ambassador” of Glocal Private Limited, Kathmandu. In the same year, she received “ASIAN GIRLS HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD-2015″ in the function held in Taiwan. She is also an “ASIAN GIRLS AMBASSADOR- 2015”. She is also awarded District Youth Talent Award 2017 by National Youth Council, Nepal. Recently she was invited to TEDx YOUTH KAMAL POKHARI for a Talk. She speaks in different forums about Children’s issues nationally and internationally and gives training to children, parents, and teacher about Child Rights, CFLG, their role and the single purpose of this is to fulfill a dream of making Nepal a “CHILD-FRIENDLY COUNTRY”!!!

Sova Sapkota
Madhusudan Upadhayay
Vice President Province 1
Dhirendra K. Mandal
Vice President Madesh Province
Santosh Chaulagain
Vice President Bagmati Province
Milan Singh Bashnet
Vice President Gandaki Province
Aashish Verma
Vice President Lumbini Province
Mina Shahi
Vice President Karnali Province
Saroj Kumar Joshi
Vice President Sudurpaschim Province

Kriyash Aryal
Executive Board Member
Kalpana Yadav
Executive Board Member
Chandra Bhusan Yadav
Executive Board Member
Naresh Sharma Awasthi
Executive Board Member
Naresh Sharma Awasthi is a Youth social activist from Dhangadhi, Kailali, and Sudhurpachmi provinces.
7. For the past 7 (seven) years, he has been working in the sectors of sexual reproductive health and
rights (SRHR), youth leadership, social development, child issues, rural development, SDGs, and others,
and he has visited over 35+ districts throughout Nepal to conduct various sessions, seminars, training,
and projects.
He also works with different NGOs, INGOs, and international youth groups as a trainer, counselor,
supervisor, project manager, COD, and researcher.
Pushpam Ghimire
Executive Board Member
Pramisha Khatiwada
Executive Board Member
Bishnu Mijar
Executive Board Member
Rahul Mahato
Executive Board Member
Sarla Jaiswal
Executive Board Member