Embracing the Power of Possibility: A Journey of Dreams, Impact, and Environmental Advocacy
In this article, we delve into the captivating journey of an exceptional individual, a beauty queen with a purpose - Sareesha Shrestha, the Miss Nepal Earth of 2022. Her inspiring tale is one of self-discovery, resilience, and the power of possibilities.
Through her passion for environmental advocacy and a strong commitment to humanitarian causes, she has emerged as a beacon of hope, breaking barriers and making a lasting impact in Nepal.
The Power of Possibility
Sareesha’s story begins with the realization of the power of possibility and the strength of fortitude to turn dreams into reality.
“This experience of the journey completely changed how I viewed challenges, transforming them into opportunities. I've learned to maintain a calm and focused mind even in turbulent times, and I'm now determined to pursue my dreams relentlessly, ignoring all the negative "no's" and "can't's" that people around me may throw my way.”
In a world where people are often quick to dismiss dreams as mere fantasies, Sareesha's journey stands as a testament to the power of resilience and belief in oneself. She not only accepted challenges but transformed them into opportunities for growth and self-improvement, proving that the human spirit is capable of achieving remarkable feats.
Living Wholeheartedly to the Fullest
Throughout her journey, she emphasized the significance of living wholeheartedly. She embraced her individuality and authenticity, refusing to conform to societal expectations. In a world that constantly tries to mold individuals, she courageously fought to be herself and to embrace her vulnerabilities. With humility and hard work as her guiding principles, she serves as an inspiring role model for countless others. Her guiding quote, "I am enough," resonates deeply, reminding us that embracing our true selves is the key to extraordinary living.
A Voice for the Environment:
Miss Earth, an environmental advocacy-driven pageant, provided Miss Nepal Earth with a powerful platform to raise awareness on crucial environmental issues. As Miss Nepal Earth, she dedicated her voice and efforts to promoting sustainable waste management and eco-consciousness. Through her eco project, 'Green Minds,' she aimed to create a meaningful impact at the grassroots level, targeting children and waste workers. The project involved waste segregation, compost making classes, and the establishment of a sustainable garden at Madan Smarak School in Lalitpur. In Sisdole, the primary dumping site in the valley, Miss Nepal Earth conducted health camps and occupational safety campaigns for the residents and waste workers. Her advocacy extended beyond borders, earning Nepal recognition for the Best Eco Project Video in Asia and Oceania, a remarkable achievement in the 20 years of Miss Nepal history.
Journey Towards Medical Excellence:
Despite her remarkable achievements in environmental advocacy, Sareesha’s dreams and vision extended beyond. Her passion for healthcare and her commitment to foster quality health system delivery in Nepal led her to be accepted into the Harvard Medical School Class of '23 for a postgraduate certificate course on Patient Safety, Quality, informatics, and health leadership. With an unwavering vision to get involved in health policy-making, she took this step, balancing her medical aspirations with her environmental advocacy and humanitarian work. Her journey is a testament to the power of spontaneity and a global outlook, as she prepares to take her ambitions to new heights in Boston while contributing to health policy-making and improving the healthcare system in Nepal.
A Commitment to Humanitarian Works:
As a social influencer and role model, Sareeesha takes on added responsibilities in her commitment to humanitarian causes and the benefit of others. Her involvement in over 100+ projects, including "Green Minds," an initiative to educate children in schools about waste management and environmental consciousness, and "Project 500," another project that involves the construction of facilities for the sick at orphanages while also training the staff for health literacy, and also mentions that she is writing a mental health book for adolescents, demonstrates her dedication to the welfare of others. As Past President of the Rotaract Club of KIST Medical College and a social ambassador for organizations like the Rotary Nepal Literacy Mission and the Nepal Cancer Relief Society, she has left an indelible mark on countless lives. Her Miss Nepal journey has provided her with a magnificent platform to amplify her advocacy and drive meaningful change in society.
“Miss Nepal is a milestone; it has provided me with a wonderful platform, but there is still a long way to go. By strengthening my knowledge, increasing my capabilities, gaining more experiences, and harnessing them for the welfare of others, one step at a time, I believe I will be able to make meaningful changes in the future.”
The Hustle that Runs in the Family:
Rooted in a family that embodies resilience and hard work, she inherited the invaluable habit of hustling. She witnessed her parents' journey from adversity to success, instilling in her the values of diligence and faith. "Hustle beats talent when talent doesn't hustle" became her guiding principle, propelling her forward in her endeavors. Despite her successes, she remained grounded, attributing her achievements to hard work, dedication, and the unwavering support of her family.
An Aquarian's Unconventional Path:
True to her Aquarian nature, Sareesha embraces unconventional paths and cherishes her love for freedom. While she holds certain fixed goals as her roots, she remains open to exploring new opportunities and experiences. Her ultimate goal in life is simple yet profound - to be happy, live life to the fullest, and make the most of her precious time on Earth. As an Aquarian, she understands the importance of nurturing dreams, believing in them, and working diligently to achieve them.
A Platform of Possibilities and Opportunities: Dream, Believe and Achieve
The journey is not limited to pageantry; it extends to networking and collaborations with like-minded individuals and organizations. With her environmental advocacy at the forefront, she collaborates with various personalities, expanding the reach and impact of her projects and making strides towards a sustainable future. Her commitment to the environment and her influence as Miss Nepal Earth allowed her to connect with organizations like Medicins du Monde, Rotaract Club, the National Youth Movement, and YLCGH, furthering the collective effort towards a greener and more compassionate world gradually but substantially.
In this captivating cover story, we unveil the extraordinary journey of Sareesha, Miss Nepal Earth 2022 - a woman of power, passion, and purpose. Her commitment to living wholeheartedly, embracing challenges, and advocating for the environment and humanitarian causes has not only brought glory to her nation but also inspired countless individuals around the world. As she continues her quest for excellence and meaningful change, she stands as a shining example of what one can achieve with dedication, resilience, and an unwavering belief in the power of dreams. Through her unwavering commitment to her roots and her boundless determination to explore new horizons, Sareesha exemplifies the true essence of "Dream, Believe, Achieve."