Working kids returning home

Himalayan News Service

Dhangadi, April 2:

Children who had entered into the bordering Indian towns from different hilly districts of Nepal in search of work have started returning home with the onset of summer and to celebrate Chaite Dashain.

Hundreds of children from different far and mid-western hilly districts — including Dharchula, Mugu, Dolpa, Bajura and Dadeldhura among others — go to the Indian cities for work after celebrating Dashain and Tihar and return home to celebrate Chaite Dashain with the rise in mercury.

According to police at Dhangadi transit point, over 50 children returned home this week. Jogendra Malla, 11, of Mugu returned home on Saturday.

Malla said, “I came back for Chaite Dashain after my employer gave me Indian currency Rs 1,800 as six months’ salary. I have brought old clothes given by the employer for my parents and two sisters”.