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Final Decisive Vote to Teriya Phauja Magar (Video)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on June 14, 2014


बिस्व स्तरीय प्रतिभा भएकी जादुमय नृत्यका धनी एउटा होनहार नेपाली छोरी ११ बर्षीया तेरिया फौजा मगर यतिखेर डिआइडि लिटिल मास्टर्सको जुन २१ अर्थात असार ७ गते टप १ को लागि Grand Finale को संघारमा आइपुगेकी छिन । हिमालकी छोरी तेरियालाई बिजयी गराएर देशको प्रतिस्ठा बढाउने काम हाम्रै हातमा छ । आफ्नै देशमा भएको बिलक्षण प्रतिभाकी धनी भारतकै अत्यन्तै लोकप्रिय कार्यक्रममा लाखौंं प्रतिस्पर्धीलाई पछाडि पार्दै प्रस्फुटित भएर निकै अगाडि आइपुगेपछी बल्ल हामी नेपालीले उनीबारे थाहा पाउने र गर्बानुभूति गर्ने अबसर पाएका छौं । अब उन्लाई बिजयी गराउनका लागि आज शनिबार राती ९:१५ बाट अर्को हप्ताको शनिबार ९:१५ सम्म भोटिंग लाइन खुल्नेछ । एउटै आइडीबाट हप्ताभरि जति चोटी पनि भोट गर्न सकिनेछ । देशको प्रतिस्ठाको लागि पनि यी होनहार हाम्री प्यारी छोरीलाई बिजयी बनाउन ठुलो छात्ती बनाएर लागि परौं । हामी त्यही नेपाली हौं जस्ले प्रशान्त तामाङलाई Indian Idol र पुष्प बस्नेत र अनुराधा कोइरालालाई CNN Hero बनाउन सफल भयौं । अब यतिखेर समय आएको छ तेरियालाई डिआइडि लिटिल मास्टर्स बनाउने ।  Read the rest of this entry »


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Personality: Pushpa Basnet

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on September 3, 2012

Pushpa Basnet is a social worker and the Founder/President of Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC) and Butterfly Home,  non profit organizations, in Kathmandu, Nepal. She and her organization work to strengthen the rights of children living behind bars with their incarcerated parents.

Her efforts have been recognized by the National and International Media, since she was nominated for the CNN Heroes Award 2012

Basnet started her career at the age of 21, while she was studying Social Work in the college. While visiting the women prison in Kathmandu, as a part of college assignment, she was dismayed at seeing the conditions of children living with their parents behind bars. She raised 70,000 rupees(roughly $885) from her close friends and sister, and started a non-profit organization -The Early Childhood Development Center (ECDC), to provide a day care program to the children, in 2005.

In 2007, she opened a residential home for kids to live outside of prison year round while still visiting their mothers on holidays. Today, she has assisted more than 100 children of incarcerated parents. She runs a day care center for the prison children, and a residential home for older ones. She has also helped to provide alternative residence, school enrollment, free meals and medical care to them. Read the rest of this entry »

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Pushpa Basnet Related Clips

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 17, 2012

In English:

In Nepali:

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Nepali activist urges world to fight human trafficking

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on August 13, 2011


By Chung Min-uck

Anuradha Koirala, often called Nepal’s Mother Teresa, will receive the Manhae Grand Prize today for her fight against the trafficking of Nepali women and children since 1993.

“Receiving the Manhae Prize makes all of us realize that the problem still exists and we need to fight together,”said Koirala, 62, in an interview on Wednesday.

The social activist and the founder of the Maiti Nepal Foundation, a non-profit organization in Kathmandu, Nepal, is dedicated to the protection, rescue and rehabilitation of the survivors of sex trafficking. It has helped over 12,000 victims and has led to the conviction of 415 criminals so far.

The word “Maiti” in Nepali means “mother’s home,” where a female child is born and raised till she leaves for marriage.

Before becoming an activist, she used to work as a high school English teacher for 20 years. However, one morning in 1993 while walking around a temple she saw many children and mothers begging on the street. So she decided to open a mom-and-pop store for them and this became the start of her reaching out to the community.

She recalled them saying, “What about our children. They are vulnerable. Anybody can rape them. Anybody could take them to India.”

This was a turning point toward the establishment of Maiti Nepal, a home for Nepali children and women who are exposed to sexual trafficking.

According to the United States Department of State, some 15,000 Nepali women are sold to criminal gangs in cities in India every year. Their average age is 16, with some of them as young as six or seven.

Koirala herself had experienced physical assault, too. Though she was raised in an upper-class family and was well-educated, during her marriage life she suffered three miscarriages due to her husband’s abuse. This was the reason she couldn’t turn her back on the people in the street. Read the rest of this entry »

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CNN Hero Anuradha Koirala Welcomed in the Home Country

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 5, 2010

Now this is the time that not only Nepal but also the whole world proud of Anuradha Koirala. We had lots of postings about her. Here is the latest clip about Mrs Koiral when she came back to her home country Nepal after becoming CNN Hero. The whole country was waiting to well come her. Let’s see how she was welcomed in the home country:

Some previous clips:

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CNN Hero of the Year – Anuradha Koirala (Videos)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 21, 2010

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