CHITWAN, Jan 13: Members of Chepang community in the district are refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 even as the risk of the third wave of the pandemic is high lately. It has been found that the people of this minority community, which lives a nomadic life, are not much interested in the vaccination.

For years, Praja’s village with a majority of Chepang community has lived with dry and dreary surroundings. An ethnic minority, Chepangs are a group of people mainly inhabiting the rocky ridges of the Himalayan range in central Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The Amnesty International (AI) has urged the Nepali authorities to immediately halt the forced eviction of Chepang Indigenous people from their settlements and ensure those responsible for the destruction of ten homes are held accountable.

CHITWAN, April 4: A public awareness programme has been launched at Chepang community of ward no 1 in Ichchhamanakamana rural municipality, Chitwan, to stay away from the spread of coronavirus infection. The indigenous people from the remote hilly area of Chitwan district are instructed on washing hands with soap.

REPUBLICA, Oct 2: Japan has agreed to extend financial assistance to build a new building at Shree Praja Basic School in Makawanpur district. Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu, Yuzo Yoshioka, on Tuesday signed a grant contract for building new classrooms with the school, according to the Embassy of Japan in Kathmandu.

DHADING, April 13: Twenty-one-year-old Sanukaanchhi Chepang of Benighat, Rorang-1, Chimang is a mother of three. She has a son and two daughters at such a young age. As she eloped and married at the age of 13, her present days are spent rearing children and carrying household chores.

CHITWAN, Dec 8: On November 26, the students of six community schools of Icchakamana Rural Municipality-2 gathered on the premises of Janapriya Secondary School (JSS) of Kalyantar. The students of Bhotegaun Basic School,  Bhulbhule Basic School, Saraswati Basic School, Baryang Basic School and Siddhakali Basic School and Janapriya itself gathered at the school to observe a program.

DHADING, Nov 1: There was a time when managing two square meals a day was a challenge for the people of the Chepang community. However, their fortunes have changed for good, thanks to vegetable farming. By cultivating vegetables in the steep and barren lands, these indigenous tribesmen are not just earning meals but are uplifting their living standards.