Stories By 'RAJ BAHADUR SHAHI'
Kesharkala Malla, 60, remembers singing Jhoda songs since her early teens. The traditional songs would generally be performed by two groups of women—with 15-20 members in each group—at various cultural and religious events.
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Health services in Mugu District Hospital have been affected due to a shortage of medical specialists. The district hospital, established 15 years ago, hasn’t been able to extend full-fledged medical services of late.
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Numbers of red panda (Ailurus fulgens), endangered mammal species, are increasing due to safer habitats in hill districts of Karnali, conservationists say.
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Forty-five-year-old Kannasila Phadera, a resident of Unpani at Sarkegadh Rural Municipality-2 in Humla district, has to walk for five days to reach Gamgadhi, the district headquarters of Mugu, to purchase subsidised rice. After the purchase, she walks back home for five more days with her goats and sheep saddled with rice sacks.
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With the end of the monsoon, tourist arrivals at Rara Lake in Mugu district has increased. Visitors are flocking to the popular tourist destination in Far Western Nepal due to favourable climatic conditions.
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Chhayanath Municipality in Mugu district has helped Devi Krishna BK of Dhum village, a student from an impoverished family, to study dental medicine in Bangaladesh.
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