Man proves success lies at home too

Pokhara, March 11:

When you go abroad to earn money, don’t forget one thing after you return. The skills that you learn overseas could come in handy for you throughout your life. This is what exactly a man in Batulechaur of Pokhara sub-metropolitan city has proved.

Basanta Baniya worked in a nursery in Japan for two years and learnt the ropes of sowing flower seeds, bringing the plants up, trimming, identifying diseases and treating these. This knowledge proved a boon for Baniya — he now earns more than Rs 100,000 net profit every month. “Many Nepalis just think how to earn more money abroad. They hardly know that the opportunity to learn skills there could pay off handsomely and equip them with ideas to earn more money back home,” Baniya said.

His daily routine consists of playing with soil, fertilizer and flowers. When he comes to see new flowers while travelling outside home, he immediately brings them to his nursery and nurtures them. At present, Baniya has more than 500 types of flowers spread on around 15 ropani of land. Customers from the affluent and middle classes alike in this touristy city visit his nursery to buy flowers.