My wish for children in 25 years time is…......

Posted November 18, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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To my knowledge, the major problems that the children of today's world are facing are malnutrition, gender inequality, child labor, child marriage, female genital mutilation, sexual crimes, war/violence, depression, lack of education, drug addiction, lack of emotional security etc. So, if I could make some wishes for children in 25 years time then I would make the following wishes: First of all, I wish that no child fetus will be aborted because of being a girl. I wish that every...


Voices of Youth INSPIRE: Pursue a Career You Are Interested In

Posted November 15, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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As an inspiring young person, I am going to introduce a young cricketer of Nepal. Rijan Dhakal is a young cricket player of Nepal who participated in ACC U-16 cricket championship held in Malaysia in August 2014. Six countries including Nepal, Thailand, Singapore, Oman, Bahrain & Malaysia had participated the tournament in which Nepal had brought the trophy home against Malaysia in final, for the first time in the history of Nepal for this age group. Name: Rijan Dhakal...


Rauvolfia Serpentina; A Medicinal Herb

Posted November 7, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Rauvolfia serpentina or ‘snakeroot’ or ‘sarpagandha’ is one of the 80 species of Rauvolfia in the family Apocynaceae. IUCN has kept this plant under endangered status, and it is listed in CITES Appendix II. It is native to South and East Asia and mainly found in tropical regions (Mabberley, 2008). Scientific Classificaton Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Gentianales Family: Apocynaceae Genus: Rauvolfia Species: s...


Achieving Food Security in Times of Crisis

Posted October 29, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We observed “International Food Day” on 16th October. This year theme of the day was “Family Farming – Feeding the World, Caring the Earth”. Family farming helps in achieving food security by eradicating hunger, improving livelihoods, achieving sustainability etc. In this modern 21st century, sustainability of mankind is challenged by various problems like climate change, disease outbreaks (for example: Ebola), pollution, youth unemployment etc. However, the major &am...


My Earth; My Responsibility

Posted October 21, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Earth is a beautiful living planet of the Universe as the common habitat of more than 7 billion human population & millions of species of biodiversity. Our Earth provides us with food, shelter & with most of our requirements. Despite unavoidable free services provided by earth to humans we are not being able to pay off her kindness to us. Rather we humans are being cruel to our Earth by our selfish activities. Mahatma Gandhi said, “Earth provides enough to satisfy every...


International Day of the Girl Child

Posted October 14, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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The “International Day of Girl Child” passed only a few days ago on 11th October with the theme of “Empowering Adolescent Girls; Ending the Cycles of Violence”. I listened to a radio interview of a female right activist who pointed out two terrible cases against girls in the country. A 7 year girl was raped by her own grandfather & a 15 year old girl was raped by her own father. These are only the representative cases, probably hundreds or thousands of such cases mi...


“Employment in our dreams” Part 2

Posted October 11, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese youths are qualified & hardworking but what we are deprived of is employment. Official records show that around 400,000 job seekers enter the market every year while the government & private sectors generate the employment opportunities for around 100,000 people only while the remaining 300,000 people remain unemployed. Due to unemployment in the country, the productive workforce of the country is choosing abroad as a destination, and leading to “Brain dra...


Dashain – The festival of togetherness

Posted October 8, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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We Nepalese people are fond of festivals & have many of them. Among many festivals we celebrate, Dashain is the major one. There is an ancient saying about Dashain. It is celebrated for victory of god Ram over demon Ravana. Dashain is the festival of togetherness when all the family members working in the different places inside or outside the country gather together & enjoy the festival. It is the festival when we enjoy with new clothes, delicious dishes, play swings,...


Ways toward success in life

Posted October 2, 2014 no picture PoonamVOY

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Life is another name of struggle. Every living thing born in this world struggles in one way or other to survive in this world, and every creature feels happiness, sadness, mercy, anger, fear etc. in their lifetime and so it is for human beings too. It is no picnic to live a life happily but it is true that every incident - either happiness or sadness or great deed or mischief - certainly gives us a lesson and if we can move forward by remembering the lesson in life we can certai...


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