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Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

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Published On: January 15, 2019 07:56 PM NPT By: Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili

From Kalikot to Kathmandu

From Kalikot to Kathmandu

Devi Chandra Neupane knows the alleys of Kathmandu very well. Born in Kalikot, Neupane was deprived of formal education since there was no school in his village. He rather spent his childhood working in the fields. He recalls carrying bags of salt with his relatives and other family members. They carried salt from the Indo-Nepal border of Rajapur, Bardiya all the way up to Kalikot. That was a source of income then. “We carried around 50 kg of salt along with our belongings, and walked for more than 15 days to reach Kalikot,” he said. He migrated to Kailali with his family during the Maoist Insurgency. He came to Kathmandu with his friend for health checkup and ended up working here. It has been 15 years since he carries loads of carpets and sells them. Most of his friends are from his hometown. They too sell carpets. “All my life I carried loads and until I see I will work”, said Devi Chandra. He has five children- three daughters and two sons. All of his children go to school. His eldest son is an undergraduate and currently seeking job. “It would be wonderful if he gets a good job,” Neupane expressed.


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