Purushottam Dhakal, LA, USA: Different than that of previous day’s busiest and monotonous schedule the professional beautician of Nepali community residing in America has organized a function at one local restaurant which made themselves relief and refreshed on the occasion of the international women’s day. Among the beautiful dozen of women there encircled the 92 years old Gau Kumari Gurung a native from the Okhaldunga district . She has been invited by the organizing committee lead by the NRN –American women coordinator Ms Uma Karki and was accompanied by her daughter in law.
Gau Kumari Gurung has been experiencing hundred of twists and turns in her life while living for such a long years , her eyes has noticed the change in clearly in black and white way and her legs has made tremendous adventurous journey from the remote village of the Okhaldhunga till her day she is standing while marking 105th internal women days at one of the beautiful city of united state of America. She might not know about the women status beyond her eyes but she must be the most learned women from the experience of her life as she has live a life in verge of two century. Sharing of her few experience could count more to the participants as she herself is the thick book which need to be written or scripted, so her presence suit the ceremony perfectly.
After two years staying at USA she is returning home this evening in a regular flight through Singapore .She recalled her past and noted that it is much easier and shortest trip than that she used to make during her youth days from Okhaldhunga to Kathmandu. Such experience has really make her feel that the world has changed dramatically.
Being well established family at Okhaldhunga , Gau Kumari Gurung not only get chance to mixed up with the modern facilities at Kathmandu but also became successful in carving the future of their children as a result one of her son is retired Kernel of Nepal Army and two of her son are following their brother footstep and currently at Kernel position in Nepal Army. She is happy with what she is having with her children . Her elder son retired Kernel Dhurba Bahadur Gurung reiterate her voice that trip from Okhaldhunga to Kathmandu one those days really pay tribute to this current successful life.
Gau Kumari Gurung finds herself very lucky and happy if she looks her life inside her own premises and family but her happiness and joys fly away instantly from her wrinkled cheeks as she remember the political situation of the country. From the very few countable eyewitnesses who has experience the different political system from the Rana reign to till at this stage of Republic Nepal she felt it as mirage.
She is very worried with the racism and religious oriented political issues raised and grown up these days in our countries. There doesn’t exist the discrimination of racism among her family member which has spread to Singapore, Hongkong , UK and USA. She recalled that her granddaughter got married to Brahmin family boy and are happily living. Gau Kumari Gurung strictly follows the Hindu cultural norms and rituals and also practices and accepts the peace and truth norms of Buddhism. While addressing the program as being the chief guest she delivered the golden advice not only to the participants present there but also for the other Nepali residing in other part of the world that we should care for each other and we should share the things among the one who have and who doesn’t have. She reminded that one shouldn’t forget his/her culture, religion and his birthplace wherever he/she goes. Everyone was spellbound with her saying. She satirically expressed her unhappiness on playing the Hindi songs at Nepali gathering by saying that can’t we dance on our folk songs and music in Women day’s!
In the program Rishi Dhakal Nepali consulate for San Diego, NRN Rajendra Siwakoti, Balaram Thapa, Shanti Ram Dhakal, Dil Shrestha and Bhakta Thapa of Pashupati foundation and NRN United States Advisory Krishna Koirala were present Surya Prasain had inaugurated the program. Leader Sharada Shrestha and Tika Chaudary had delivered the speech regarding the women leadership and empowerment. The few NRN-American women member has announced their candidacy for the upcoming election.
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