Biography of Gagan Kumar Thapa
Gagan Thapa was born on July 16, 1976 at Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a young political leader of Nepal from Nepali Congress. He is also the central committee member of Nepali Congress. He is a married man, who is married to the daughter of another central committee member of Nepali Congress – Arjun Narasingha K.C.
School and College Life:
His childhood life was spent in the born town Kathmandu. He studied up to 10th standard from Siddhartha Vanasthli School Balaju, Kathmandu. He did his I.Sc. and BA from T-Chandra College, Gantaghar. But he dropped out his MA in Rural Development from Tribhuwan University. Later, he joined Master in Political Science. Once the captain of college Basketball team in his college days, he is, at present, one of the most popular and influential youth political leaders in Nepal. Although he plans to acquire a PhD in Political Economy from Jawaharlal Nehru University in India, Gagan Thapa would not work to acquire it until democracy is restructured in Nepal.
A prominent youth political leader of Nepal, he got his first taste of political activism in the year 1990 when he participated in the street protests. He was the General Secretary of the Nepali Congress Student Union from 2002 to 2004. He was the vice president from 2000 to 2002. He was also the committee member of the same union from 1998 to 2002. He was also the president of free student union of Tri Chandra College from 1998 to 2000. He was the member of first Constitution Assembly 2008 from member selection. Now, he is the second Constitution Assembly member won from first win first member.
Career and Entrepreneur:
Gagan Thapa’s relationship with entrepreneurship is two fields:
1) With exception of the time he has spent on leading street movements and andolaans, Gagan Thapa has always worked ever since finishing his School Leaving Certificate exams. He has held jobs as a teacher, a sports commentator, and a radio news-reader. He has also been a founder and partners in several private enterprises himself, including a DJ school (2005), and a media management company (1999/2000). He has also long believed that Nepali politicians should not have to depend on their work as policy makers to make a living. This is why he himself is an agro entrepreneur who helped found a livestock farm five years ago, and a meat shop two years after that.
2) “If we enable the entrepreneurship spirit of Nepali, it will transform our economy and society for the good,” he has said consistently. Gagan Thapa worked actively as a Parliamentarian on domestic policies that would help create a better environment for young entrepreneurs in Nepal. And in the last two years alone, he has helped hundreds of youth across Nepal try their hands at being an agro-entrepreneur. “When I started my livestock farm I realized how inaccessible even basic information and services related to operating such an understating are,” he has said publicly. “But as I traveled through the more than 62 districts in the last three years, I also realized that my venture had sparked a new interest amongst people to engage in the same field. And I wanted to try to make sure they did not have to repeat my mistakes or go through the challenges I faced.”