ROLPA, Dec 25: Jaljala Multiple Campus in Libang, the headquarters of Rolpa district, has its own big building and enough classrooms and teachers. The campus runs undergraduate courses in Education, Humanities and Management streams. The number of registered students in the three streams is not that discouraging; there are around 100 students registered in the first year, 95 in the second year, 72 in the third year and 65 in the fourth year. However, the problem is hardly 25 percent of these students attend the classes.
ROLPA, Dec 22: A for army, B for bomb and C for communist. This was how students used to be taught in Rolpa schools during the conflict days. The Regional Public Education Department established by the then rebels had introduced the people-oriented education (janabadi education) and the curriculum was targeted for students from fourth to 10th grades. Most of the schools in the district and even beyond the border would follow the guideline. Whatever was taught then has now been confined to history.
ROLPA, Dec 17: One hundred and sixteen students had enrolled at the Janapriya Primary School of Dhawang in Rolpa at the start of this academic year. Nowadays no more than 60 students come to the school. School administration says that the rest of the students have dropped out. As most of the students don’t come to school on time, during morning prayers, the number of students present is even lesser. The principal of the school, Durga Bahadur Pun, says that the trend in his school actually reflects the common scenario across all the schools in Rolpa.
ROLPA, Dec 18: They were mere peasants. They would work at landlord’s fields for meager payment and always had a tough time meeting their ends. During the then bloody armed conflict between the Maoists and the government, a few innocents from such families of a single village were burnt alive. According to the family members, the details of that gruesome murder have not been availed to them even after 12 years since the armed conflict ended.
ROLPA, Nov 28: Of the 407 community schools in Rolpa, 232 do not have even a single government teacher’s quota and only a very few of the schools have proper building or classrooms. In the lack of such resources schools here are operated in a pathetic condition that is affecting the education of thousands of children.
ROLPA, Oct 30: For some locals of Thabang is no more the Thabang they remember. One of the locals to feel so is Girish Pun. A former Maoist guerrilla, while sharing such feelings he was referring to the changes that have taken place in this place, which was considered as a Maoist forte during the insurgency. Since the end of war, other political parties have made inroads into this town and have introduced their ideologies. As such, people here now have diverse opinions and follow different ideology.
ROLPA, Sept 24: A man has committed suicide near Runtigadhi rural municipality-6, Rolpa on Monday. Kule Kami alias Kul Prasad BK, 51, shot himself to his neck with the rifle, informed Police. Police further informed, BK had shot himself at his house and died on the spot.
KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Barsha Man Pun 'Ananta', Minister for Energy, and his wife Onsari Gharti Magar, ex-speaker are seen playing badminton. The couple played the game during the inauguration of Men's Double Badminton Competition in Ropla.
ROLPA, Aug 19: When he was posted to Rolpa 22 months ago, a dejected senior agriculture officer, Lal Kumar Shrestha contemplated like quitting his job. Rolpa was the last place he wanted to move to. He had always heard that even basic facilities are not available there. He decided to retain and with a very heavy heart, he finally moved there. After reaching there, he was surprised. His twenty-two months there passed ‘in the blink of an eye!’
ROLPA, Aug 16: As many as 2,856 people of 485 households in Rolpa now have access to clean drinking water after the successful implementation of the Western Nepal Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in seven different locations of the district.
ROLPA, Aug 13: Pabitra Roka, the eldest child of journalist Dhan Bahadur Roka, who disappeared during the Maoist insurgency is in grade 12 now. She only has a faint memory of her father. “I just have a vague memory of him. I sometimes look at a photo of him taken while he worked at the radio station and imagine what he looked like,” Pabitra said in an emotional tone. She was three and a half years old when her father ‘vanished’. Both she and her mother are alien to the reason why her father disappeared.
ROLPA, July 25: In the past, marriage used to be a sacred bond for lifetime. But these days, this seems nothing more than a myth for the youths of Rolpa. This has been proved by the unexpectedly high number of divorce cases in the district.