Bhanu Dabadi


Associate PQD D41

Giving Back

It is an honor and pride writing this note in acknowledgement and appreciation of each step we have taken together in scaling the height we have achieved today. Having been a member of Toastmasters since 1998, I have seen historic growth in Nepal recently, from being the best kept secret of a single club to 35+ clubs currently, the journey thus far is an epitome of our camaraderie and commitment. This is the best basecamp for the next plateau of growth we are capable of achieving.

With the continued expansion of footprints of clubs slowly and steadily in Kathmandu and outside, the Toastmasters movement in Nepal is offering opportunities to a wider population of aspirants to benefit from this exclusive learning technology. These programs are uniquely packaged which cannot be imposed, hence every member vows to live by the values and resolves to use the technology of self-paced peer-based learning to unleash the communication and leadership everyone innately possesses. However, as a committed community we convene in this common forum to share and exercise all the best practices we have treasured thus far to facilitate journey to excellence by each member.

For me, a checklist of 5Cs: a. Curriculum of Toastmasters b. Character of a club c. Collaboration of community d. Consistency in deliberate practices and e. Contemplation of efforts, is a tool to navigate through so that we remain aligned to a common mission of making Toastmasters in Nepal a strong community closely knit by the fundamental principles that the worldwide community of Toastmasters share too. As a forerunner in this march, I am reminded of the responsibility to give back to the community the impact that Toastmasters promises to deliver by upholding the values of Integrity, Respect, Service, and Excellence.

I congratulate Team Nepal in contuning to put together all genuine efforts in this regard. I offer my unconditional support and commit to the mission of ‘giving back’ my experience of learning in Toastmasters.