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Pradeep has been known as a pioneering figure in Nepali debating movement. After returning home from 1st IDEA Asia Youth Forum in Thailand, he co-founded Debate Network Nepal in 2013 and gave active leadership to Nepali debate movement until 2017. He also served as the national representative for World Universities Debating Championship and World Schools Debating Championship (2016/17).

He has represented Nepal as a judge in Pakistan in 2014 in University of Management and Technology debate tournament and in Singapore in 2014 in World Schools Debating Championships. Also, he represented Kathmandu University in the Philippines in 2014 in Global Health Debates as an institutional adjudicator. He was a co chief adjudicator in the prestigious debate tournament MahaKumbha. He was the patron during Nepal’s first debate league – MahaSangram held in 2015. He is also the top-on-tab chief adjudicator of The Liberty Debates Championship MahaSangram 2016 which is Nepal’s biggest ever debate championship. In 2017 alone, Pradeep bagged the title of the best adjudicator in both First VidhuShe International Women’s Debating Championship and Third annual MahaSangram International BP Debating Championship. He was also an invited and breaking adjudicator at 6th China BP.

As a debater, he became the champion and bagged best speaker award in SOMTU Debates 2017 Kathmandu, got into top 6 best speakers in the second Chelsea Debate Fest organized in 2012 in Kathmandu, became an octafinalist in the 1st IDEA Asia Youth Forum in 2012 in Thailand and became the champion of the first edition of Kathmandu Debating Challenge in Nepali in 2015. He represented Kathmandu University in 36th World Universities Debating Championship in Greece in 2016 where he has set a national record for Nepal, together with Raj Kharel, his teammate.

Pradeep, a former Leo of the year, is also a textbook author, teacher, entrepreneur and alumni of US Department of State exchange program and US Embassy Youth Council. He is also pursuing his masters in International Relations from Cardiff University as a Chevening Scholar.

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