JHAPA, June 25: Dhanamaya Thapa, a resident of Shivasatakshi Municipality, would always worry about her future as she has no formal education. Though peasant’s life would not attract her, she used to think that she had no options. However, her future had something else for her in store.
You are whom I have witnessed. You are you, a hope, an insight, a person, who is close and handy support to my lame walks in the journey of my life. My friend, don’t worry I will also be behind you in every endeavor. I will stand before you when the entire world is against you. I will be your belief, your chaperone. I know you can accompany me for a short period of time. I know you cannot remain solitary from the transformation and dynamism happening in our society.
Every year thousands of Nepali students travel to the United States of America in pursuit of higher education. In the summer of 2011, I too boarded a flight to Lubbock, a beautiful city in Texas from the Tribhuvan International Airport. I was so overwhelmed that day, as it was my first time travelling abroad and I was going to be living on my own, away from family.
Ishwar Pokharel, general secretary of CPN-UML, won a landslide victory from Kathmandu-5, beating his Nepali Congress rival Prakash Sharan Mahat. He is a powerful member of CPN-UML. Republica caught up with him to discuss the party unification, new government and more. Excerpts:
Though set in Burma, ‘Prem Geet 2’ from the very start talks about nationalism and tries to promote the rich culture of Nepal throughout the film. The story gradually develops plot with a good five minutes of speech on nationalism and the brave Gorkhalis who fought beyond the national border.
Kanchan Jha, 33, is the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Sano Paila, a local NGO established in 2006 focusing on youth empowerment in Birgunj. He is a freelance media producer for Al Jazeera and a pioneer in the field of youth empowerment in Nepal. Holding his firm belief to serve for humanity, Jha dedicated his life to social causes from the very early phase of his life.
Jha spoke to Republica about the inspiration to start an organization, his experiences on venturing his journey and the setbacks he has come across throughout.
KATHMANDU, July 2: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Prakash Man Singh today said that it would be a true tribute to the late former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala once the constitution is put into practice fully.