Saraswoti Kunj Secondary School, Panauti
Vidhya Sagar Secondary School, Banepa
By Saraswoti Kunj Secondary School, Panauti
I wake up at 5:00 am. I make my bed. I go to the toilet. After that, I wash my face and brush my teeth and I go to the temple to worship my god. Then I have breakfast and I prepare tea for my parents. After that, I go to my room to finish my homework. Then I read for some time. After that I help my aunt in the kitchen. Then I eat my meal and wash my hands. After that I put on my school uniform and go to school. The bell rings at 9:45 am. After that, we have our assembly speech for 15 minutes. Then our class starts at 10 am. After the fourth period, we have some time to eat “tiffin” (biscuits, dry fruit). Once again our class starts. Our class ends at 4:10 pm. Then I go to my home and change my dress and I play for some time. Then I start to do my homework. After that I eat my dinner and watch television for some time. I read for some moment and I go to my bed at 10:00 pm.
Note from GLOBUS : in Nepal, children have a light breakfast around 7 o’clock, then a main meal at 9:30 am before going to school, then a snack (“tiffin”) between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm, another snack around 4:00 pm when they come back from school and dinner around 8:30 pm. Another difference is their school days : children go to school on Sundays, as the week-end starts on Friday afternoon and ends on Saturday night.
By Vidhya Sagar Secondary School, Banepa
We are Nepalese. We six are working in group to prepare report on "Regular Day of My Life". We are studying in grade nine. We follow Hinduism as our chief religion except Prashant. Here we are presenting the information about our daily activities.
Most of us set an alarm to wake up early in the morning. Then we start performing our day to day morning activities. We visit nearby Ganesh Temple. According to Hindu belief, Lord Ganesh must be worshipped first. So, we worship and pray to Lord Ganesh. We Hindus strongly believe in Gods and Their various forms. We regard them as eternal strength. We believe them to be omnipresent and omnipotent. We have belief that if we worship Them with great devotion, we will be blessed with success, progress, prosperity and our desires will turn into reality. These kinds of faiths and beliefs sound odd enough in today's world. Nonetheless they are crucial part of our culture and tradition. After paying visit to the temple, we refresh ourselves with a cup of tea or a glass of milk. Then we scan through the newspaper and if we find any interesting one, we go through it. We usually read our lessons in the morning. Then we arrange our books and copies for the school, comb our hair (in our school, it is compulsory for girls to comb their hair into two braids.), put on school uniform and have the meal (we, Nepalese do not have the practice of taking breakfast, we have rice, curry, pulse and pickle as our meal). Then we leave for school at 9:15 am.
The school begins at 9:30 am. We all the Vidhya Sagarians including the teachers and other staffs gather in the ground to sing the morning prayer. After that, all the students go to their respective classes and the periods begin. There are eight periods in a day and a break in the meantime to have lunch. We do class assignments, listen to the lectures of the teachers and read the lessons. After the end of the class, there is detention period of about 35 minutes during which students help each other understand the lessons taught in the day. Then all the students leave the school for home at 4:30 pm.
After getting home, we (especially girls in our group) help their mothers to do household chores. But boys mostly roam around and play. Most of us, start doing the assignments assigned by our teachers at 5:30 pm. In the meantime, we either watch television or listen to the music.
This is what anybody would find if they peep into our daily life schedule. This is the picture in our usual days. Usually our days end up with the usual format "Home-School-Home". But everyday is not Sunday. We feel each new day brings new challenges and we are obliged to take them the way they come. And we are happy with that. We feel that our daily life schedule represents life schedule of most of the students of Nepal. But some are exceptions as still today many don't go through the way we go. They have been victims of child labour and other worst forms of child exploitation, internal conflict and insurgency and other similar socio-economic factors. Above all, every day is a new chapter of our life that adds new hopes, dreams and happiness to our life. Our daily routine has formatted our days and it is responsible to shape our future into secured one. So, we eagerly look forward to tomorrow, another day of our life.