Sunday, June 30, 2013

Creativity in journalism

As make-up makes a woman look beautiful, so does creativity to journalism. They have been doing journalism with traditional methodology for a long in Nepal. Lack of creativity and biased writing has been the main reason of attack on journalism from time to time. It may be the cause of ignorance towards creativity in writing. Journalism is incomplete without creativity. It is needed almost everywhere in journalism so as to make the arts of a journalist remarkable. Doing journalism is not only for making people aware of what is going on all around but also for the progress and positive changes with positive awareness in the minds of people making the societies worth living peacefully. It also influences the career advancement of every individual journalist. The creativity in journalism shows how matured a person and his/ her arts are. It opens many doors of opportunities for a journalist. Today there are many who do journalism but only a few do it creatively. Creativity implies the arts of making something beautiful, attractive and impressive in an extra ordinary way. I think creativity is important in journalism because it develops the arts of doing the same thing but quite systematically, effectively and extra-ordinarily. It's also important for career development of a journalist. It helps us generate some new ideas about the ignored story around us to which people generally turn a blind eye, and use them in a different manner which is interesting and unusual. It's also important because journalism is a very sensitive profession. A tiny mistake; and the career of a journalist is gone. Therefore, a journalist must be creative.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Parsa Wildlife Reserve sees rise in wild animals

Parsa Wildlife Reserve sees rise in wild animals Birgunj, 22 June, The number of animals has increased in Parsa Wildlife Reserve (PWR), which is the largest wildlife reserve in the country, after a thin human settlement of Ram Bhauri Bhatha was evacuated out of PWR area last year. A long conflict between the people of the Bhatha and wildlife over the damage of corps caused by the wildlife animals is also over after they were evicted from the area with proper compensation. The area has converted into a favourable Greenland for wild elephant, rhino, hare, deer, wild-cock, peacocks, birds and other wild animals.
PWR has also managed the artificial pond for the wild-animals especially in summer season. A 30 feet tall new view tower made of wood has been set up on the hill so that the wild animals can easily be captured in wide-range while from the other old view-tower set up on Bhatha hill, the areas of Bara, Parsa, Makwanpur, Chitwan and border areas of India can also be seen. Despite having much possibility of internal and external tourism, PWR situated in the mid-region of Terai has not been able to extend quality service due to lack of budget in setting up required infrastructure for tourists. Though PWR has strong possibility of attracting thousands of external especially Indian and internal tourists every year for holidays, visits, pilgrimages, etc., it has succeeded less in doing so. Entrance of external tourists can also help in growing the national income together with creating some job opportunities for the Nepalese too.
Parsa Wildlife Reserve, established in 1984, is a protected area in the Inner Terai lowlands of south-central Nepal. It has spread in 499 km (193 sq mi) covering the areas of Bara, Parsa, Makwanpur and Chitwan districts and it has many historical as well as religious places including wild animals and birds. In altitude it ranges from 435 m (1,427 ft) to 950 m (3,120 ft) in the Siwalik Hills. The animals and birds which come for water can be safely viewed from two 25 feet tall view-towers. According to Manjur Alam, assistant warden, rare Gauri Cows, preserved tigers, bears, wild-elephants, deer, Neelgai, Chital, boa, tortoise, and in bird species peacock, black-listed queen birds, parrot, wild-cocks, etc. come to drink water at Kamini Dah and Laukik Dah in dry season. "Several programs of wildlife reserve are conducted with limited budget from the government in every fiscal year." said Nilambar Mishra, the warden of PWR. "A donor organization named 'TAAL' allotted some budget for Ram Bhauri Bhatha area but we need some more money to manage and promote the area for tourism," further said Mishra. Before being converted to a protected area, the region (PWR) used to be a hunting ground of the ruling class.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nepal rated 3rd in South Asia

Nepal rated 3rd in South Asia

The decision of marriage is one of the major decisions ever made in a person's life. The right decision of marriage in a right time with a right person takes a person to the highest peak of success and satisfaction but on the other hand, the wrong one makes a couple repent in every moment of their life. They are compelled to think if they revolted a bit, the situation could have been different. A person gets the power of making right decision with maturity from several ups and downs of his/ her life. Bitter experiences make a person able in critically thinking about the major issues of life.

Marriage is not the thing to do done one after another in case of wrong match. Family environment matters a lot for a person's success in return of his/ her hard labour. If the family environment is disturbed, s/he cannot concentrate on any work in a proper manner, thus the probability of adverse situation is high.

A child has neither proper practical education nor experience to take a right decision of marriage with a right choice in a right time. S/he hasn't seen the world around him/ her properly and s/he is under family pressure for marriage which causes mental disturbances in the long run because it is not the ending point, rather the beginning one when s/he is forcibly imposed the family responsibilities just for the happiness of some elderly and conservative people.

Nepal has been rated third in position with regard to child marriage incidents in the South Asia. According to a statistics made public by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) in Nepal in 2003, 60 per cent adolescent girls in Nepal do marriage before 18. Likewise, a study commissioned by the government in 2006 reveals that one third adolescent girls at age group 15-19 are in marital status.

The report said that child marriage has witnessed high rate in Parsa district due to the prevalence of poverty, illiteracy and traditional norms and values.
According to a study carried out by Divya and Adaraniya Youth Club - an NGO crusading against child marriage - in 16 VDCs of Parsa, at least 46 incidents of child married occurred in the year. The organisation was successful in preventing 19 cases of child marriage during the period.

The high child marriage rate is caused by the lack of public awareness and illiteracy compounded by the sluggish implementation of existing laws on child marriage, says the Chief of Women and Children Development Office, Parsa, Urbara Luitel.