Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sherpa Syabru Dance - Khangti Thembi Yala Se - by Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule"



Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" took part in the Syabru Dance Competition organised by Himalayan Sherpa Culture Center, which was organized on the auspicious occasion of 2146th Sa Mo Fag Lho Gyalpo Lhosar. It was the first syabru dance performed by the members of Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" in a public event. The title of the song is "Khangti Thembi Yala Se..."

Name of the artists (respectively from the right)
01) Ngima Yangzom Sherpa
02) Ngimi Sherpa
03) Dolma Sherpa
04) Ngima Jangmu Sherpa
05) Ngima Yangzi Sherpa
06) Pema Sherpa
07) Pema Lhaki Sherpa
08) Dafuti Sherpa
09) Pema Phuti Sherpa
10) Tashi Lhamu Sherpa

Monday, February 11, 2019

Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule"

The artists from Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" performing Sherpa cultural syabru dance on the programme organized by Himalayan Sherpa Culture Center on the occasion of 2146th Sa Mo Fag Lho Gyalpo Lhosar in Kathmandu.

Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club is a social club based in Mahakulung – 1, Khiraule, Solukhumbu, Nepal. The club was officially established in 2068 B. S. and soon it formed its branch in Kathmandu in 2073 B. S. The main objective of forming its branch in Kathmandu is to unite all the people who are originally from Khiraule. 


SYABRU DANCE COMPETITION
Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" took part in the Syabru Dance Competition organised by Himalayan Sherpa Culture Center, which was organized on the auspicious occasion of 2146th Sa Mo Fag Lho Gyalpo Lhosar. It was the first syabru dance performed by the members of Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" in a public event. Please, visit at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2C8YOf_X2wg to see the full video.

Name of the artists (respectively from the right)
01) Ngima Yangzom Sherpa
02) Ngimi Sherpa
03) Dolma Sherpa
04) Ngima Jangmu Sherpa
05) Ngima Yangzi Sherpa
06) Pema Sherpa
07) Pema Lhaki Sherpa
08) Dafuti Sherpa
09) Pema Phuti Sherpa
10) Tashi Lhamu Sherpa
The artists from Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" performing Sherpa cultural syabru dance in the Syabru Dance Competition organized by Himalayan Sherpa Culture Center on the occasion of 2146th Sa Mo Fag Lho Gyalpo Lhosar in Kathmandu.
Artists from Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" performing Syabru Dance


VOLUNTEERED FOR 9TH NYINGMA MONLAM PROGRAMME
Similarly, Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" had also volunteered for the 9th Nyingma Monlam Programme at Boudhanath in December 2017. The monlam programme was held for 7 days where the members of Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" participated as volunteers throughout the programme.
The volunteers from Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" for the 9th Nyingma Monlam Progamme held at Boudha, Kathmandu.
Volunteers from Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule" for 9th Nyingma Monlam at Boudha, Kathmandu


Wednesday, January 9, 2019

THE ONE WHO CAN MAKE A CHANGE IS “…”


Let me begin my article by quoting the renowned Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy’s line, “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself”. This statement conveys a bitter reality because of which most of us cannot get what we want.

We, Nepalese are always proud of ourselves for being recognized as brave and courageous in the world. And, we are also proud that birth place of Lord Buddha and Mt. Everest are in Nepal. We are proud that we are living in this naturally beautiful country and etc. Yes, this is true. We are living in naturally well-equipped country and our ancestors had proved their bravery by fighting big wars and doing most adventurous tasks. But, have you ever thought what you have done to make yourself and your country proud, and prove yourself brave and courageous. I think we are living behind the mask of bravery that our ancestors had created. We are still selling the name of our ancestors to introduce ourselves as brave ones. In my opinion, the present generation of Nepal are no more brave and courageous. Instead we are angry, frustrated and the unhappiest in the world filled with so many negative thoughts. And, yes, there are many clear reasons to be unhappy. We are living in one of the poorest countries in the world, we don’t have access to good road, we don’t have electricity, cities that we live in are the most polluted ones, we don’t have clean water to drink, our government and bureaucracy are highly corrupted and etc. There are a myriad of things to make us unhappy.

We have so much to complain. We complain that our cities are not clean, we complain that there is corruption, we complain that roads are not renovated, we complain that there is no social and gender equality. We hear people complaining about the system and condition everywhere. In fact, complaining has become one of the major duties for so-called brave Nepalese nowadays. But, have we ever thought that we are the ones who are responsible in creating these problems. We are the ones who secretly offer 200 rupees to Traffic Police to avoid traffic rule violation fine and complain about corruption. We are the ones who do not manage our household waste and complain that our city is dirty. We are the ones who do not treat Pani Puri Sellers and Shoe Sewers with respect and complain about social inequality. We are the ones who stay whole night watching Indian TV serials and the next day protest against Indian imperialism. We are the ones who sell our valuable vote for little money during election and later complain that elected person is not capable. So we are the ones who are responsible for these problems, and if we have created the problems we have to solve them.
Now, what can we do to overcome these problems? Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. Yes, changing others is not under your control but changing yourself is under your control. Please, do that. Changing yourself not only changes yourself but also changes your society, your country and the world. Let me give you an example. Until a couple of decades ago, Kamis (an ethnic group falls under“untouchable” category according to Hindu Caste System) were not allowed to enter the houses in our village. But, during the Maoist insurgency, a group of Maoist soldiers came to have shelter in our house. They stayed there for few days. They entered our house and sat wherever they liked, and we really had no idea what their caste was. Soon after they left my mother said that she was sure some of the soldiers were Kamis. And, if we could allow the unknown Kamis to enter our house why we were stopping Kamis from our own village from entering our house. That was unfair. She decided to let the Kamis in our house thereafter. She changed herself taking departure from established wrong tradition and gradually everybody started to allow the Kamis to enter their houses. Now, the tradition of untouchability no longer exists in our village. This is just an example. I am pretty much sure if we start calling Pani Puri Sellers, Barbers and other Madhesis DAI or BHAI” instead of calling “BHAIYA”, more or less the current dispute between Madhesis and Pahadis will be resolved.

When our surrounding is filled with litter we expect our government or some other NGOs to come and clean. But, instead of criticizing and waiting for the government we can clean the place around us ourselves. We don’t need to pick up the waste others have produced. What we need to do is just manage the waste we have produced. We usually throw away packets and plastics on open space or street after we finish eating food. But, instead of throwing the used packets or used recharge cards here and there, we can carry those to our house and put in the dustbin. People are more likely to litter where other litter is already present. By littering here and there we are encouraging others to follow the same. Taking litter home doesn’t decrease the volume of the waste but it definitely helps in managing the waste products and keep our city clean. And, good management usually gives beautiful results. For instance, after ending the infamous load-shedding, Kulman Ghising, the present Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority has said that neither had he built new hydropower nor bought electricity from other countries to end the load-shedding, but only managed the already available power and supply system. Good management is something that everybody must follow to make this world better place.

If you start doing something good, sooner or later you will get a good result. Don’t forget that if you are capable in making something wrong, you are also capable in making it right. Your one positive step can make your society, your country and the world much better place to live. Believe in yourself and start doing something good from your side because The one who can make a change is “YOU”.

Thank you…

Khiraule, Solukhumbu
Nepal

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Khiraule Monastery

This is Khiraule village and the piece of land surrounded by the tall pine trees is Khiraule Monastery, also known as Ngonpo Thyakchhok Chholing Monastery located in Khiraule, Solukhumbu, Nepal.
Ngonpa Thyakchhok Chholing Monastery 
This is Khiraule, a small Sherpa village which lies at 27.546419 degree latitude and 86.816045 degree longitude in the eastern part of Nepal in Solukhumbu district. Situated at the south of Mt. Everest it has a very beautiful monastery called Ngonpa Thyakchhok Chholing Monastery. It is one of the oldest monasteries in Nepal and highly appreciated by the visitors for its mesmerizing and unique external design. The tall pine trees surrounding the monastery which are rarely found in Nepal are believed to be brought from Darjeeling more than hundred and fifty years ago by its patrons. Cultural significance of this monastery is equally valued because it is said that "Silent Meditation" ('ङ्युङ्ने ' in Sherpa and 'मौन ब्रत' in Nepali) actually first started from this monastery in eastern Nepal.

The mega earthquake measuring 7.8 Magnitude that hit Nepal on 25 April 2015, has destroyed the most important parts of the monastery. Because of lack of fund and resources no proper renovation has been done for this monastery yet. If it is properly renovated it can certainly attract more tourists because it lies on the major trekking route of Arun Valley Trek. Most of the tourists who wish to climb Mera Peak and Amphu Labse Pass step this village. Local people, local authority and mainstream media should play vital role for the renovation, development and preservation of this historic, cultural and touristic heritage.

Note: The attached pictures of the monastery and Khiraule village are taken on 06 December 2007.

Photo Courtesy : Ngima Sherpa

Monday, August 3, 2015

The Story Hidden in My Name

I am Ngima Sherpa, a permanent resident of Khiraule, Solukhumbu, Nepal. I am an active member of Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule".
Ngima Sherpa from Khiraule, Solukhumbu
I was according to my cultural tradition named after the name of the Day on which I was farewelled by the womb of my mother. The day was Sunday which is called NGIMA in Sherpa language. So, it was how I came to be known as Ngima. I was born in the Female Rabbit year and stepped in this universe having Fire element. When I was a child, my mother told me that the Fairer Sex having elements: such as Water, Wood and Iron and the Fairer Sex born in the Tiger year are dangerous for me to make my "Better-Half". Now I wonder whether there is a... (to be continued...)

मलाई एउटा रमाइलो घट्नाको याद आयो!

I am Ngima Sherpa, a permanent resident of Khiraule, Solukhumbu, Nepal. I am an active member of Himalayan Sherpa Youth Club "Khiraule".
Ngima Sherpa from Khiraule, Solukhumbu
साँझको समय थियो। तर अध्याँरो भैसकेको थिएन। ठ्याक्कै कति बजेको थियो, राम्रो सँग याद भएन। त्यस्तै साँढे ६ जति बजेको थियो होला। म बौद्ध घुम्न गएर कोठा तिर फर्कदै थिए। बौद्ध बाट म बस्ने ठाँऊ (मण्डिखटार) पुग्नलाई हिँडेर त्यस्तै ४०/४५ मिनेट जति लाग्छ। म एक्लै अलि हतारमै हिँडिरहेको थिँए। संयोगले त्यस दिन विश्वकर्मा पूजा परेको थियो। सबै साना-ठूला कलकारखाना तथा बाईक र गाडी workshop हरुमा तोरण टाँगेर पूजा गरिरहेका थिए। कलकारखानाका कामदारहरु रमाइलो गरिरहेका थिए, धेरै जसो चाँहि जाँडले मात्तिसकेका थिए।

म ठ्याक्कै महाँकाल चोकमा मुल सडक पार गरेर तेन्जिङ चोक तर्फ हिँडिरहेको थिए। अचानक मान्छेहरु दौडन थाले, सबै भागाभाग गर्न थाले। के भइरहेको हो, मैले केहि बुझ्नै सकिन। दुईजना केटाहरु भाग्दै-भाग्दै मेरै छेऊमा आईपुगे। मलाई पनि "भाग्नुस् दाई" भन्दै दुवै जना त्यहाँ बाट भागेर महाँकाल चोकमा रहेको खुल्ला चौर भित्र छिरे। अलि पर पट्टि एउटा बाईक workshop थियो। त्यस भित्रबाट टाउकोमा फेटा बाँधेका केटाहरुको एउटा हुल कराउँदै बाहिर निस्केर मै तिर दौडेर आउँन थाले। मैले सोँचे, आज विश्वकर्मा पूजाको दिन सबैजना जाँड खाएर मातेका हुन्छन्, पक्कै पनि Gang Fight परेको हुनुपर्छ। ति फेटा बाँध्ने केटाहरुले त्यो दुईजना केटाहरुलाई कुट्नलाई लखेटेको हुनुपर्छ। तिनिहरुको हातमा पक्कै पनि हतियार होला, मलाई पनि हिर्काउछ होला भन्ने सोँचे, जीऊ नै सिरिङ्ग भएर आयो। त्यहि भएर म पनि ति दुईजना केटाहरुको पछि-पछि भाग्न थाले। पछाडिबाट मान्छेहरु कराउँदै आइरहेका थिए। म पनि पछाडि नहेरिकन दौडन थाले। ति दुईजना केटाहरु चौरको अर्को पट्टिको गेटबाट निस्केर तिनचुली जाने बाटो तिर भाग्न थाले, म पनि पछि-पछि दौडदै थिए। बाहिर निस्कने गेटैमा एकजना दिदी गेटमा लगाइएको फलामको बार समाएर बसिरहेकी थिएन्। मलाई देख्ने बितिक्कै ति दिदीले, "भाई त्यसरी नभाग्नुस्, माथि रुख लड्न लागिसक्यो!" भनिन्। यसो माथि हेरेको, साँच्चिकै रुख त हल्लिरहेको थियो। म त झनै अलमल्ल परे। न त हावा नै चलेको छ, न त कसैले केहि नै गरेको छ, फेरि यो रुख किन यसरी हल्लेको होला! अगाडि तिर रुख हल्लिरहेको छ, पछडिबाट फेटा बाँधेका केटाहरु आउँदै छन्। के गर्ने के नगर्ने, एकछिन त केहि सोँच्नै सकिन। हत्त न पत्त त्यो दिदीलाई सोधिहालेछु, "दिदी यहाँ के भाको हो यो?" ति दिदीले सास अड्काउदै, "भाई भूँ-भूँ-भूँईचाल आउँदै छ, पर्खाल समाएर बस्नुस्" भनिन्। भित्रै अड्किसकेको सास बल्ल बाहिर निस्केर आयो। एकछिन् आनन्दले सास फेरे। अनि यसो भूँई तिर हेरेको केहि पनि महसुस् भएन, सायद भूँईचाल रोक्किसकेको थियो। अनि यसो पछडि फर्केर हेरे, चौरमा टन्नै मान्छे जम्मा भैसकेछ।

साँच्चिकै भूँईचालो महसुस गर्नेहरुको हालत के भयो होला, त्यो त म भन्न सक्दिन। तर मैले चाँहि भूँईचालो महसुस नै गर्न सकिन, तैपनि एकछिन चाँहि "सातो" नै गएको थियो।
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सन्दर्भ हो : २०६८ साल असोज १ गते अर्थात 18 September 2011 को दिन सिक्किमलाई केन्द्रविन्दु बनाएर गएको ६.८ रेक्टर स्केलको भूकम्प जाँदाको मेरो अनुभव। सो भूकम्पले नेपालमा पनि झन्डै आधा दर्जन भन्दा बढी मान्छेको ज्यान लिएको थियो।