Thursday, January 20, 2011

Message from Texas State of the United States

Tikaram Ghimire/
Tika Ram Ghimirey, who is currently in Forth Worth city of Texas in United States has expressed his feelings through this network. Enjoy:-

Hi Friends!

I am Tika Ram Ghimirey originally from Samdrupjongkhar district of Bhutan, later from Khudunabari refugee camp and presently from Fort Worth city, Texas of the United States.

While in Nepal, one of my friends said "Speak Nepali or Hindi and no English necessary in  Texas". "If you like to go to a State with a lot of Nepalese, I recommend  Texas, sir" he added. I was his tutor whenever he came to Kathmandu during his vacations.
This is really really true. There are a lot more people from our part of the country than expected. Most of them work in hotels, cellphone companies and others. I work in a big company with a large number of Nepalese friends. We celebrate every single festival in the warehouse cafeteria. It is a great fun to be there! When the company throws party during occasions it excludes foods which otherwise they would not.While back in the apartment, its all our people in the street in Nepali DHAKA TOPI.
Elderly people here have little different story. A man in his late eighties who came from Beldangi III the other year is reported to have said "They said heaven!....well!! right this is the heaven". They spend a part of their days talking on the schedule for next BHAJAN in the following evening. A part from this they take English language classes every other day. No one is desperate, no one is left alone- it is all like being in Nepal! They never thought it would so fun abroad.
My personal feeling is that the impact of moving to third countries in general is not fast it is rather very slow. A wide range of generation is gradually giving up sense of responsibility and identity in the vastness of modernization and ever growing technology. 
It is good to change but we should not change at the cost of our own culture tradition and language. The young generation is the most prone to unwanted changes as they are more accessible to resources here than originally. However, it depends on the kind of culture we give to our kids in our own family. It is very important to keep our kids within the Nepalese framework like the Indians do before it is too late.
Thank You
Tika Ram Ghimirey

1 comment :

SMARIKA said...

Indeed a good article of my classmate Tika to go through. But the bitter side of truth is always there, the risk of unwanted modernization and unplanned journey. Some more nails to hit on the heads of pin-headed so called young generations.

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