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WE LOVE NEPAL- Akriti Poudel

बिराट नेपाल

रक्की माउन्टेन फ्रेन्ड्स् अफ नेपाल (कोलोराडो) द्वारा आयोजित निबन्ध प्रतियोगितामा भाग लिएका बालबालिकाहरुद्वारा लेखिएको  निबन्धहरु बिआरटी नेपाल ड्ट कममा प्रतियोगीको नामको वर्णक्रमको आधारमा क्रमश: प्रकाशित हुनेछ । दोस्रो निबन्ध लेखिका आकृति पौडेल (कक्षा १०,  पिक टु पिक चार्टर स्कुल)


I stand looking at my brothers and sisters, their different gleaming eyes all envisioning the same thing. They proudly sing the national anthem, as they recite the words “Woven from hundreds of flowers, we are one garland; that is Nepal.” To me, Nepal is one of the most diverse places on this earth. There are so many different ethnicities, languages, and lifestyles in Nepal, that every single person is unique in their own way. With that being said, Nepalese people also share many traits as well and are probably the most hardworking, accepting, and peaceful humans on earth as well. Being a Nepalese youth and living in another country is not easy and comes with many hardships. In this essay we will talk about why we are in America, then we will move onto the hardships of being a Nepalese youth and finally as we finish off we will talk about purpose as a Nepalese youth.

I personally was not born in America and that is also the case of most of the Nepalese youth living abroad. However, whether a Nepalese youth was born here or not, all of the youth face similar challenges. For some, it's having to learn English. For others, it’s not forgetting Nepali. For most, it’s having to work hard, take care of family members, learn to cook, help parents after a long day of work, and learning to stand strong in modern society. The reason we as Nepalese youth are here today is because our parents wanted a better future for us. They did not want us to be exposed to disease, human trafficking, child abuse or any other of the horrors that plague Nepal. We are not just born to die, every life has a purpose but for many it can be difficult to find. One thing is for sure though, if we are here breathing American air today; we have an advantage, and even more of a reason to work hard. We must work not only for ourselves but also our siblings, our friends, our enemies, and every other person prevalent in our lives.

If a Nepalese youth grows up in a not very diverse community, prejudice will not be a new word to them. Growing up, I was constantly made fun of for the way I dressed, acted, and spoke. However, I always remained proud of my heritage and always adoringly talked about Nepal. Nepalese youth have grown up facing ignorance, xenophobia, racism, and so much more, However, even after being put down because of their eye shape, their skin color, their accent and other things they cannot control, they still are proud of who they are everyday. As of right now, there is even more of a racial tension as America fights with itself over police brutality and elections. This causes hardships for Nepalese youth, but also shows them perseverance and hard work gets them places.

Purpose as Nepalese youth can be difficult to find. Some join the police force in Nepal. Some become a Navy Seal for America. Some become doctors, some engineers, but most, don’t really know what they want to do. They love Nepal, but they are conflicted because they need to make a future for themselves as well. However, although it is important to succeed and have a steady source of income there should also be more diversity in careers and life choices. It is easier to just blindly follow what everyone else is doing, but it is much less meaningful. Anyone can become what they want, but not everyone can become a singer, a dancer, an artist, a teacher, or anything that requires hard work and talent. We each are unique and talented in our own ways, and it is our job to use those talents to help show that we love Nepal.

In conclusion, being a Nepalese youth in America is very hard; but so many of us are persevering and that just goes to show how much we love and care for Nepal. We go through many hardships and troubles, but at the end of the day it's okay, because we can laugh together, sing “wari jamuna”, and be proud of who we are. We are from the land where the mountains poke the atmosphere, the animals dance in the sun, and the kids play with rubber bands. We are the home to Mount Everest, Gautama Buddha, and the unstoppable Gurkhas. We are from the land of peace, hope, and passion. And as we deal with natural disasters and unstable governments, let us never forget we are the next generation, the one that loves Nepal the most, and we are here to change the world.





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