News from Nepal August, 2012 (consolidated)

Girl students’ skirts too short in Chitwan – The inspection team

Aug 10, 2012 @ 17:46

The inspection team sent by Higher Secondary Education Council from Kathmandu visited the colleges in Chitwan  district for inspection and finding girl students in higher secondary schools (+2 colleges) wearing short skirt, has advised the length of skirt should be below knee.

According to the District Education Office (DEO, the team made this suggestion after monitoring many higher secondary schools and the team also found many ‘+2′ colleges in Chitwan with lack of fully-equipped laboratories and libraries. They also found the poor condition of other school infrastructures like classes, canteens and toilets. The school buildings housing students beyond their capacity were also found.

The inspection team was sent after receiving complaints that the colleges in Chitwan were being run without proper infrastructures and there is connection between colleges and bridge course and tuition institutes for mutual benefit.

Gai Jatra Celebrated
Aug 4, 2012 @ 12:21

Gaijatra, the festival of cows was observed across the country on Friday. It is the festival celebrated by Newar community in which families, who have lost their members and relatives during the year paraded the streets, especially in the Capital, disguised as cows or with actual decorated cows, in memory of the deceased.

‘Gai’ or ‘cow’ helps departed souls cross a cosmic river called Baitarini in their journey after death, according to the religious scriptures. And according to another popular belief, King Pratap Malla initiated the festival in the 17th century to console his wife, who was in deep sorrow due to the untimely demise of her son Chakrapatendra Malla. Everyone in the country tried to make her laugh by coming out with cows and mimicry and also showed that she was not alone who have lost someone.
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Miss World 2012 is Miss China, Shristi top 10 in Beach Beauty

Nepali people had a lot of hopes from Miss Nepal 2012 Shristi Shrestha but she couldn’t be selected in the top 15 list.  Many fans of Shristi however are satisfied that she had managed to be ranked 21st. That in itself was a record in Nepal participation in Miss World.

Shristi’s achievement in being selected as one of the top 10 in Miss World Beach Fashion contest was also a new record. The winner of Miss World Beach Fashion contest was Miss Wales.

This year’s Miss World was awarded to Miss China. This is the second time
Miss China has been awarded the title. The last time Zhang Zilin was awarded the Miss World 2007.

  • Miss World 2012 is Miss China – Wen Xia Yu
  • Miss World 2012 runner up – Miss Wales – Sophie Moulds
  • Miss World 2012 second runner up is Miss Australia – Jessica Kahawaty
  • Miss World Beauty with a Purpose winner – Miss India – Vanya Mishra
  • Miss World Talent winner – Miss China PR

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