Attending college in the rain

KATHMANDU: Cool breeze and pitter-patter of the rain — some might be happy with the pleasing feel of the monsoon. Some may find the rain irritating and for many college goers, this rainy season has spelt trouble, especially due to the April 25 earthquake.

Problem of managing sufficient space

It’s not only the educational institutions that were damaged during the earthquake, even the houses of many students were damaged. Thus, some students are still living under the tent post earthquake.

Prithvi Raj Khadka, BSc (CSIT) IIIrd Semester student at College of Applied Business, Tangal is one such example. Khadka, who has been sleeping under the tent since earthquake, shared, “Though our house has not collapsed, we are told not to live inside the building as it is not safe. So, during the day time we stay inside the house. But we spend our night under the tent. And it is very hard for us in the tent during

the rain.”

Not only his house, but Khadka’s college has also been damaged. And it has been shifted to New Baneshwor. He has his board exams coming soon with exam centre at Sano Thimi. But as it’s rainy season, Khadka and his friends are not going to their exam centre in college uniform as the roads are muddy.

With so many difficulties around, our college goers are positive and have hope for their better future. Khadka opined, “Earthquake and rain are natural activities. We are not able to control them. So, it’s better to take action for one’s development co-operating with the nature rather than lamenting and doing nothing.”