SARWAGYA RAJ PANDEY
Sarwagya is the research and advocacy officer with Bikalpa, an Alternative, a public policy think tank organization based in Biratnagar, Nepal. His association with various social organization can be traced back to 2008 as a volunteer, and he is currently occupied with work that includes movie making, policy research, and youth activism. Most recently, he cofounded Students for Ideas, a student wing of Bikalpa, an Alternative that promotes liberal ideas among students, and Chitra Labs, an independent film house. His academic background includes a bachelor's degree in engineering (biotechnology) and is currently pursuing a master's degree in sociology. He declined a job as a project engineer at an IT firm to pursue his interests in activism and public policy. In his free time, he likes to play percussion instruments, write stories, photograph, and search for solutions to various social problems.