Yuba Sanchar #009

*This show is in Nepali Language*

As we celebrated the festival of light, Tihar, we are using this opportunity to inform Nepali yuba on the historical background of the festival through interviews with Sita Adhikari and Kavita Ghimire. Since Tihar ends with the culmitation of family reunions and fun-filled activities, we also use this opportunity to entertain through Tihar poem, Bhailo and Deusi songs, along with a popular song, entitled Himal, Pahad Tarai, that calls for unity among Nepalese.

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Yuba Sanchar #008

*This show is in Nepali Language*

As we are close to one of the greatest festival in Nepal, where domestic animals like goats, buffaloes, chicken, pigs are sacrificed in almost every every household but how healthly are these animals? Do they transfer any diseases to humans? How is the health condition of animals in Nepal? Like humans animals also carry parasites in their body but how they maintain balance in harming the host body while modifying their immune system? Listen to the full-bright scholar and animal scientist Dr Krishna Shakya. Similarly, swine flu is still spreading in full swing across the globe, what is the disease itself and what are the precautions? Listen a drama written and directed by Dr Govinda Dahal. What are the rituals and what modifications are required to make them revelent within Hinduism. Listen to Dr Pramod Dhakal’s talk of Purbaj Ka Kura. And finally a eulogy dedicated to the late Bijaya Ghimire-Bhandari on her sad and untimely death early this month.

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Yuba Sanchar #007

*This show is in Nepali Language*

What is Teej Festival? Why is it celebrated? Come and learn from Leela Sharma, Ratna Sharma Lohani and Chiju Gautam. What should be the destiny of a debate? Listen to Purbajka Kura to learn what the ancient philosophers have to say on synthesis of ideas. What motivates an aspiring woman to teach Nepali dances to young people? Listen to Patra Parichaya with Bindu Gautam for the answers.

Yuba Sanchar #006

*This show is in Nepali Language*

Why is Canada in Afghanistan and what is it doing there? Listen to Kaka Sitaka Kura for the answers. Is it ethical to spend billionns of dollars in space exploration while millions of people are facing hunger and extreme poverty? Listen to Yuba Bahas for the contending views. How should public servents be recruited? Come and learn what the ancient Chinense had done some 2000 years ago from Purbajka Kura. Who is our Canadian Barrack Obama? Come and find the one to be among us – listen to Patra Parichaya.

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Interview: Dr. Pramod Dhakal

*This show is in English*

We have Dr. Pramod Dhakal, executive director and co-founder of CFFN joining us in this program to share his thoughts on the organization and the rationale behind the new direction it is taking. At the third annual general meeting, held in May 2009, CFFN members unanimously agreed to make key changes in its mandates that significantly alter the direction of the organization. It is in this context we would like to interview Dr. Dhakal.

CFFN Interview Series - Dr. Pramod Dhakal

Yuba Sanchar #005


*This show is in Nepali Language*

Revised and revitalised production of Yuba Sanchar Radio from Nepalese youth in Ottawa. This broadcast consists of news, “talk with uncles”, NCAO Food Drive activities and voice of youth and their creation.

Throughout the program, the history of Nepalese in Ottawa, NCAO, and the now popular Food Drive program are visited.
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A Pathway to Entrepreneurialism: A Presentation by Dr. Ramesh Sunar

*This show is in English*

Speaking at a program organized by the CFFN Youth for Global Entrepreneurship group, Dr. Ramesh Kumar Sunar said, “The most potent tool required to be successful is an intention that focuses our mind into a specific goal. When working intently and constantly with a clear purpose, we can achieve what seems unachievable today.” He, however, warned that the success will not follow you unless you have desire to succeed, good work ethics, spirit of saving, and company of good people. This presentation was delivered on November 14, 2008.

For photos from the event, please click here.

The recording from this event has been removed for the time being by special request of Dr. Sunar.

Yuba Sanchar #004

 *This show is in Nepali Language*

Many of the ideas are related to Infrastructure, productivity, and economic growth, including tunnels, wider roads, and improved traffic control for faster transportation. Improve infrastructure, grow economy, and create jobs on the back of the improved infrastructure. Grow things that are most effective in various lands rather than always growing rice. Improve export market and try to export to countries outside of India so that we become gradually food and energy independent from India; increase production of things in Nepal so that some can be exported outside of Nepal. Reduce bargaining so that valuable time is not wasted. Attract foreign investment like what India did. Focus on sustainable development and reduction of population growth.

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Yuba Sanchar #003

*This show is in Nepali Language*

This program is focused around improving Kathmandu with special emphasis put on reducing garbage and air pollution. Regarding garbage, both reduction and recycling of non-decomposable materials were considered. Ideas like introducing garbage bins in sidewalks came out of the discussion. Regarding air pollution, a major theme to come out was that public transportation, especially trolley bus lines, can alleviate air pollution in Kathmandu. Broad range of ideas relating to Kathmandu like planting grass and trees on barren land, building tunnels, decentralizing public services and institutions were discussed. Population reduction of Kathmandu was also deemed important. Family planning and 2-child policy were two ideas that were discussed. Then Pheri Tyo Din by Sugam Pokhrel was played. Kailash anchored the news about China being the third country to walk in space. After news of Chinese government’s aid to Nepal, discussion continued on the ramifications in terms of relations with India.

Yuba Sanchar #002

*This show is in Nepali Language*

We briefly introduce to members who missed the pervious episode. Yuba Sanchar finishes their two-part discussion about the Dalit system in Nepal and how the problems could be mitigated by providing proper education to all and by giving all people equal changes to succeed regardless of their background. Another theme to come out of the discussion is that society often places importance on development of natural resources while leaving the human potential untapped. Afterwards, we play a song named “phool ko aankha ma” by Ani Choying. Following this, Geeta ji tells the story of Pandora’s box.

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Yuba Sanchar #001

*This show is in Nepali Language*

The first radio show was a blast! The youth introduce themselves briefly before they start the interview with Dr. Pramod Dhakal about a recent conference that took place in the USA. It was hos ted by NASO (Nepali American Society for Oppressed community). The conference was about Dalits in Nepal, and about how to end the cruelty. Dr.Dhakal said that education is one of the main ingredients to solve this challenge! Dr.Dhakal thinks that youth can help a lot in this matter. He also thinks that we shouldn’t ignore people just because they are a lower caste. We all discussed this and we all have to respect that we are humans. Following the discussion, we also had some world news reported from Kailash. Pranaya told us a hilarious joke to end the show.

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