Hello, Author! I'm Ray, 16, from Nepal. I'm kinda new to the P&T forums as well :) I've been learning a lot since I came here; I'm sure you'll have a grand time here too.
It'll be fun to have you around. :)
Glad to meet you, Ray. Would you mind to give a short description about the general education system in Nepal? I have been quite curious to know more about it.
Well we have a year in preschool, two years of kindergarten and then school up to grade 12. We move on with our major subjects after grade 10, though. Then we have usual Bachelor's level, followed by masters, M. Phil and finally Ph.D. Is that what you wanted to know?
Exactly. Besides, what is the system of syllabus followed at school level, in general? Does it provide with Vocational education as well?
In schools, up to grade 10, we have Nepali, General science, Mathematics, Health&population, English and social studies (the largest subject of all, including history, geography, culture & tradition, arts, politics, civic sense and international scenarios, of both Nepal and the world in general) Vocational education (2 subjects) are compulsory, but with a rather large span of options including Agriculture, crafts, computer science, accountancy, basic engineering, and a lot more. Isn't it the same way in India? Do tell if there is anything else you'd like to know about.
Heyo, I'm Flo :3 And I'm a person who's currently too lazy to type out an intro lol XD Hai!
Hey Author :)
I'm Jubilex. You're also welcome to call me J or Jubie.
I'm from Australia and female (that always seems to get people :P)
I love science. I'm studying to be a doctor (yeah, I'm the oldest here). I've got mostly left wing views, but politically, I also agree with some right wing views. I'm an athiest.
I think that covers most of the things that will influence me on this forum :P
Hello! Grand to have an introduction with you, Flo and Jubilex.
Yes, it is more or less the same method followed in India. Except, we don't have Health and Population. What is the subject like? Does it deal with Medicine and Population statistics? Maybe like creating general awareness? And, another difference is the language. We have Tamil, for Tamilnadu is the state which I belong to. I was in Karnataka during my third and fourth grade, and I had to learn Kannada instead of Tamil those two years. Every state has its own, native language. Other than the huge variation in the language system, the syllabus of education is quite the same. Talking of tradition, can you give a brief description of the highlights of Nepal? I have heard some traditional songs from Nepal, and they are truly wonderful.
Author: It actually is 'Health, Population and Environment'. Its about these three, the factors affecting them and their interrelationship. Its for raising awareness for population control, health upliftment and envifonmental conservation (well, obviously). I always thought population education was compulsory in India, for some reason.
Nepalses culture: that's a giant topic. Nature and culture is all we have, actually. Nepal is a melting pot for the Mongolian and Aryan people, and also involves an astounding co-existance of Hindus (80%+) and Buddhists (9%). Buddhism is accepted since Buddha was the ninth avatar (as you might already know), and he was born here. There are about 125 languages spoken, so Let's not enter the castes now.
Speaking of Nepali music, you've got to listen to Ani Choying Dolma!
By the way, South India sounds really cool. Must be fun to live there :)
Ray, you were absolutely right when you said Population education should be made compulsory in India, because, it most certainly is the need of the hour. Well, awareness among the masses is lacking, making India the second most populous country in the world. Sooner or later, it is going to beat China in that case. Anyway, I think the subject "Health, Population and Environment" should be very interesting and innovative. Moreover, what are the industries that flourish in Nepal? Like, from the indigenous natural resources and raw materials?
HPE, as we call it, is very interesting (in certain grades students have to play games and stuff, so yeah, its fun).
Nepal, economically , is one of the poorest in the world. We do have a lot of potential though, mainly in our Massive hydropower prospect, tourism, and horticulture along with organic farming. Other than the three, Nepal produces blankets (We've been doing it for over 2000 years).
And I wanted to if people in Tamil Nadu speak Hindi, do they? And the word 'Tamil Nadu' is very unique, would you mind telling me the story behind it? (I've always found these namings fascinating)
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No, people of Tamilnadu don't speak Hindi. But, students who are interested, opt for Hindi classes, coached by private tutors. There are totally eight exams to be written, and if written, it almost equals completing a course. I have written four of the exams, but I recently switched to spoken Hindi (I can only manage myself in traces, though). Do you speak Hindi, Ray?
The name of Tamil Nadu has an history of its own. The word Nadu stands for "country". It is said that a huge landmass called Lemuria once existed below the Indian Subcontinent, in the Indian Ocean. It is believed through some theories that it was here the first trace of Life formed, genetically. But, scientifically, it has been rooted back to Africa, of course. Due to a sudden sea disaster long back, the landmass got submerged under the ocean, and what was left of it was, Tamilnadu. The evidence for this can be abstracted from the ancient Tamil literary works of that period.
Before the gain of Independence, the four states in South India (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu and Kerela), existed as one state. Later, after the Independence, it was divided on the basis of language, and also for the need of effective administration. Well, Tamil is spoken in Tamilnadu, Kannada is spoken in Karnataka, Telugu is spoken in Andhra Pradesh, and Malayalam is spoken in Kerela. There were many revolts and protests that sprang up, demanding the state to be addressed with the name Tamilnadu: a country of people bound by the spirit of the language. Hence, it was declared, and ended up with the desired name "Tamilnadu".
I listened to one of the songs of Ani Choying Dolma. It had the name "Hunchha Malai Bihan". Can you please tell me what is the meaning of it? Besides, I think the notes possessed a traditional resemblance to the North Indian music. What do you think?
No, I don't speak hindi, though I do understand it pretty well.
That particular song's beauty lies in the choice of words, so my translation won't do it justice. But here's a stanza, anyway:
It shall be morning for me,
the day your eyes open
so let your soul wake up,
and the worlds shall rise, too.
btw, Happy Holi!
Happy Holi to you too!
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