Connecting people’s voice

The long unrest in the southern part of Nepal bordering India sowed the seeds for an impending divide between the youth in the Terai and the rest of the country. After the passage of 100 days of protests in the Terai, Tanneri Chaso organized a program in Simara on November 22, 2015 to create a platform for Madhesi youth to share their frustrations and experiences brought by the unrest.
Objectives:

  1. To create a platform for Madhesi youth to share their frustrations and experiences brought by the unrest.
  2. To create a platform to interact and listen each other’s views of youths belonging both Terai and Pahad.
  3. To find out the ways to connect the broken hearts of people with the term Madheshi and Pahade sitting in the same platform.

Outcome:
The program provided an opportunity for the Madheshi and the youth from other parts of the country to listen to one another and search for commonalities in their experiences, especially in the post earthquake context. The interactions amongst the youth showed that despite the difference in their geographic location, the challenges faced by the youth in their daily lives across the country were similar. The realization that youth across the country shared similar experiences helped them reach out to one another.
Date: November 22, 2015


Contributors: Nabin Silwal, Deep Jyoti Shrestha, Shambhavi Chapagain, Umesh Ghatani, Ajay Subedi, Deepa Rai, Manisha Adhikari, Shreeram Adhikari and Anusha Swar from Kathmandu, Shivnath Yadav, Rupesh Karna, Suresh Bidari, Shivkumar Shah, Kabita Khadka, Madhuri Mahato, Jiyalal Sah, Asmita Aryal from Birgunj and Ranjita Dangol from Hetaunda.