Nepal needs to do more to bring mental change
While I was volunteering as a facilitator in an Ngo name INSEC which was doing the campaign about ‘Constitutional Assembly and People’s Dialogue’, I have to go to two different village development councils, Mirgouliya and Harriachha by travelling in a bus. While I was travelling, One day I saw an incident in a bus which stills is running in my mind. One of the passengers, who looked educated and wealthy, was arguing about the rights to another without knowing what exactly the right is. The passenger said that she had paid much bus fare so she could have a seat as her wished. I actually didn’t know how much she had paid for her journey.
In the beginning, I saw her in last seat but in the middle of her destination, she wanted to change her seat in the front. She didn’t request to the passenger who was sitting in the front. She came and started to tell that she needs that seat because the conductor had taken much money from her. And she was telling it was her right to sit anywhere as her wished because she had paid much. I was surprised and confused what types of right was that..? I think for a while and looked at her carefully. My mind was full of questions. Why did she go to male seat and tell to that man like that? Did she do intensionallly? Why she didn't come and talk to me because I was also in the front seat?But there was no answers.
Not only me, everyone was looking her. The passenger who was in front seat was telling that, he also had paid money so he hesitates to stand. Finally, he was sad and angry and stands up from the seat. He was telling that what types of right is this? People have money and spend to buy the right. Can we buy our right with money if so till when? When our (poor people) day will come to freely enjoy our right?
She was talking about her right but she forgot the right to respect for private (other). This is what I saw in a bus but there are many other reasons that people have to far from their rights. There are other cases where people are control to use their rights by their family members and the environment. In Mirgouliya and Harriachha, some young women wanted to involve in politics but was restricted by their families. Their parents thought that politics is a bad game so they limited their daughter in home. They think that only the rich people can involve in politics because poor people do not have money to spend in election and run the party. It is true that political parties spands alot of money before and during election. Political parties members also cares people as their family members till election but they forgot people after the election.
It was not their fault that they restricted their children to be far from politics but it was government fault. Every government gives first priority to their personal work rather than public work. They give first priority to their family and relatives rather than to people. So people define politics as a game and still some people want to be far from it. Its government’s responsibility to bring awareness among all people and bring equality in the country but unfortunately I have to say still government is not concern about it.