Social Entrepreneurship Resource Person: Mr. Mahabir Pun |Day 2
On January 26, 2017, the Second day of the Induction Class for MBA sixth batch of Global College International; Mr. Mahabhir Pun was invited as a resource person to share is experiences and to interact with the students.
Mr. Pun is a well-known figure for his innovative application of wireless computer technology in bringing progress to remote mountain areas by connecting his village to the global village. He is one of four Nepalis to receive the Magsaysay Award, and the only one to receive the Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership.
In his session at Global College International, Mr. Pun shared about his ups and downs in life, starting with his own story of child hood dreams. He shared his memories of old days’ unfulfilled wishes which have become his vison of creating better educational opportunities for rural children and creating job opportunities for disadvantaged people so that they can have meaningful, peaceful and better lives. He also shared his vision to create better learning opportunities for the children, to provide medical assistance to villagers by connecting the villages through wireless technologies. He inspired students by telling that we will make it happen not by word but by deed.
He shared his plans for future Nepal with the fresh MBA students of Global College International. Mr. Pun also shared his purpose to establish "Rashtriya Abiskar Kendra" also known as National Innovation Center in English with its objective to foster research and developments for the economic development of the country. He also shared about the crowd funding campaign to collect the fund of NPR 50 Cores and to build a 10MW hydropower station which would sustainably fund operating cost of the Innovation Center.
The MBA students of Global College International were very excited to interact with Mr. Pun and he was also impressed with the interaction with the students. In the session, Mr. Pun inspired the students for the social entrepreneurship and also urged them to dream big.
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