Youths have played an instrumental role in Nepal’s mass movements and protests. Yet the direct involvement of youths in the country’s mainstream politics remains to be desired; Nepal remains a gerontocracy. This has led to a situation of widespread disenchantment and resentment—and brain drain, a phenomenon that deeply troubles Achyut Khanal, who is a familiar presence in Nepal’s youth activism scene for the past decade. Khanal wears many hats; besides his activism, he is also the Country Manager for ACMN France, an organization that works for the welfare of orphans, and the president of Nepal Skating and Skateboarding Associations. In this interview with Nepal Live Today’s Prasun Sangroula, Khanal talks about his inspiration, his work, and youth activism in general.
You are into youth activism for the last 10 years. What inspired you to enter the ring?
Youths account for the majority of Nepal’s population. Thousand
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