PUBLISHED : February 26, 2016
To celebrate 111 Anniversary of Rotary on 23rd February, 2016, our club Rotary Club of Kathmandu North East organised inauguration and installation program of RCC Club Rotary Community Corps - Jyamrung and Interact Club of Shree Manju Shree Secondary School in Jyamrung Village, Dhading. The RCC and Interact Club were sponsored by our club in 2015; and the certificates were chartered on 19 January 2015 by Rotary International.
To officially handover the certificates to the RCC and Interact Club, we had scheduled a visit to Jyamrung in early month of May; but due to the massive earthquakes on 25 April, 12 May, 2016 and continuous many aftershocks we had to cancel the program; and there and then we had to suffer scarcity of fuels due to blockage of Nepal - India boarder.
We feel proud that we successfully and officially inaugurated the program and handed over the certificates to RCC and Interact Team on the very day of 23rd February, the day of 111 Rotary Anniversary in gracious presence of Chief Guest Mrs. Purna Kumari Subedi, the first Vice Speaker of Parliament, the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. The Chief Guest expressed her happiness and gratitude towards the Rotary International and its member clubs for their generosity and kind supports for community develpments in the World.
Rtn. Tilak Thapa Magar, the Multiple Paul Harris Fellow and Secretary of the Club had delivered his welcome speech and clarified the objectives of Rotary International, Rotary Clubs, RCC and Interact Clubs. He said our club has adopted the Jyamrung Village; it is very essential to have an RCC and Interact Club to implement the service projects successfully. He further said that his club is doing a Global Grant Project covering 15 schools including 11 schools within Jyamrung Village; 1 school in Salyankot, 1 school in Dhuwakot, 2 schools in Nilkantha and 1 school in Sunaulo Bazar in the neighboring villages. The total value of project is about US$ 64,000 for schools desk and benches, computers, libraries etc..
During the program the club also handed over 2 sets of Computers; stationaries and dust bin to the Interact Club.
Background of Jyamrung Village(Socio Economic Profile)
There are 50 Village Development Committees (VDCs) in Dhading District. One of them is Jyamrung Village Development Committee. It is situated at the elevation of 1500 meters above the sea level; approximately 150 k.m away from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.
There are more than 1600 households and more than 8500 populations in this village (VDC). Most of the people are Janajati (ethnical group) such as Gurung, Magar, Newar and some Brahamin, Chhetri, as well as Dalit (Damai, Kami Sarki, the socially back-warded ethnic groups).
The major spoken language of these inhabitants is Nepali. Untouchable between upper caste and lower caste is still prevailing in this area due to inadequate awareness and literacy. Dashain and Tihar are the main festivals in this region.
The major economic characteristic of this village is dominance of agriculture in the majority of household. Very few people are engaged in business, military services, tourism, and Government Officials. Some people have gone to foreign countries for their livelihood.
Education, Health and Sanitation
Literacy rate is only 80% in this village. There are 11 schools altogether (1 higher secondary school, 4 secondary schools, 3 lower secondary schools and 3 primary schools). Many children mainly girls drop out schools within primary level.
The general health condition of the people in the area seems very poor due to poor drinking water facility, and poor sanitary condition of the area. Sanitary latrines (toilets) are found in some houses in this village. But 40% of total households are still using fields, riverbank and jungle to defecate, which is very common.
Present Scenario of the Village Jyamrung
The Jyamrung Village is very close to Earthquake Epi Center, Barpak, Gorkha. Among the 1600 houses, and 11 schools, many of them have been completely damaged and rests of them have been cracked (no more useable) due to the massive earthquake devastation on April 25, May 12 and continuous aftershocks.
Please click on the link below to have a look for some glimpses of the program:
Nepal Hiking Pvt. Ltd.S. Complex, NB Bank Building, 2nd Floor, Nayabazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
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