The Tenth Arthalaya was organized from 27th October to 1st November, 2010 at Dhulikhel, Nepal. There were altogether 24 participants from 21 different colleges.
Arthalaya constitutes a number of interactive sub-events and discussions and debates. One of the most enjoyable sessions was facilitated by Anil Chitrakar, the chief of Ashoka Foundation in Nepal, who spoke on the entrepreneurial spirit of a person and how fostering that should be an important aspect of today’s education. The participants were left spellbound by Chitrakar’s visionary speech that focused on the importance of free markets. An equally enthralling talk was given by Anuj Kumar Shrestha, president of Nepal Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF). He was able to easily connect with the students and spent an engaging amount of time arguing on the importance of entrepreneurship and enterprise.
Other key speakers included Dr. Bhola Chalise, Dr. Bhimarjun Acharya and Ashutosh Tiwari, all of whom were successful in engaging the expectant students when it came to market economics.
The main objectives of Arthalaya was to stimulate discussions on possibilities for a prosperous Nepal, Rule of Law as a pre- requisite for a conducive business environment and figuring out the incentive system behind human resource management. To a large extent, these goals were met owing to the enthusiastic participation of the batch. Every new Arthalaya seemed to be able to disseminate a sense of becoming a job creator rather than a job seeker.