The family of Bright Star Society comprises of the dynamic team of seven passionate individuals representing their distinct field of expertise who are engaged, driven and actively willing to institutionalize their ever-growing passion of social works. Diverse persons with different professions dedicated for collective purpose, each member has his/her unique professional background, achievement and talent. Now, let’s not get late to know these social ornaments who are the unsetting and the most brightest stars of this organization:
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Bashudev Adhikari: Founder/Chairperson
Bashudev Adhikari is the founder and the chairperson of the executive board of Bright Star Society.
He is a visually-impaired radio-journalist, social-activist, counselor, campaigner and the staff of Nepal government. He is a dynamic youth leader of Nepal, who servs at Tribhuwan International Airport as a government employee, Glaucoma Support Group as a counselor, conducts training on radio anchoring and journalism, speaks on the radio, composes and sings the songs and does a lot of amazing works beyond his professional works. Since birth, Nature snatched his eye-sight, and he couldn’t get to see this physical world through his physical eyes, however, he got a vision to illuminate the light of hopes, belief and transformation in Nepalese societies. Please Click here to get connected with Mr. Adhikari I facebook.
Sushil Adhikari: Founder/Treasurer
Sushil Adhikari, age 27, is a youth and disability-rights activist from Kathmandu, Nepal. He serves as the founder and treasurer in the executive board of Bright Star Society. Apart from his engagement at Bright Star Society, He is a youth activist, computer instructor, sound editor, blogger, positive thinker, freelance writer, disability-rights activist and social worker filled with power of passion to work together with other people in creating a better and barrier-free world. At age 11, he became blind. Despite losing his sight, he, prepared to act to fight for rights with great ambition of being an active agent of change. Currently, he is working to raise awareness about disabilities and minority rights by organizing a series of campaigns and using radio and online media.
His past struggle with social stigma and discrimination based on disability motivated and enabled him to fight for equality, just, and barrier-free social participation and human rights.
Although he lost his sight, Sushil never lost his vision, his mission and his determination for bringing about the series of impactful changes and making a difference in his country and Nepali communities. He is always willing driven and engaged in the various social activities, right-based campaigns and social organizations. His active affiliation in various right-based campaigns such as, Kathmandu Association of the Blind, Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD), Sangai-Hami, Nepal Blind Help Centre etc have introduced him as a vibrant youth leader of disability sector in Nepal as he has been launching various media campaigns such as radio shows, mass-speaking, social media awareness campaign on disability rights, and nonviolent resistance programs to ensure civil rights for the subjugated in their community.
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PrashikshyaBhattarai: Board Member
Prashikshya Bhattarai is a dynamic board member of Bright Star Society. By profession, she is a psycho-social counselor, passionate about raising the issues of subjugated women and advocating for women-rights. Ms. Bhattarai has completed her bachelor in humanities with the major subjects of Sociology and English Literature, now pursuing the post-graduate course in psychology. Apart from her studies, she works at B.P. Eye Foundation as a psycho-social counselor, putting her concept of recreational therapy into practice at the rehab centre.
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Sunita Dawadi serves as vice-president in the executive board of BSS. Professionally, she works at Tribhuwan International Airport as a government employee. She holds masters degree in Nepali Literature and passionate about literary writings, analysis and other literature-concerned activities.
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Prem Raj Acharya
Mr. Prem Raj Acharya is an emerging leader in the Nepalese disability rights movement. He is a physically-challenged student now graduated from Sano-Thimi Education College with the education faculty. He works and volunteers for Bright Star Society for a year as an active board member. Also as a teacher, he has been working at Darbar High School in Kathmandu.
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Ms. Trisha Lama is the active board member of BSS, who is currently pursuing her masters degree in Gender Studies at KNK International College. She is passionate about advocacy for women-rights, equality and just society. Also she is the the board member at Blind Support Centre, who writes novel and other literary genres.
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Ms. Shrijana Paudel is Kathmandu-based multi-disabled person. She has been living with spinal and visual disual disability. Bright Star Society has given her a space in the board, and now she is trying her best to engage in the different campaigns carried out by Bright Star Society. Ms. Paudel could not complete her school education, however, currently, she is learning new ways to engage herself in the organizational activities.
Apart from seven board members of BSS, the family has been further supported contributed by many students volunteers, well-wishers as well as organizational partners. We are shortly going to form a board of advisors.