*. अछूत ब्राहमन – An Untouchable Brahmin
There are people you never forget. Not because they were of great importance or stature but because their individuality made them stand out from the commonplace. It is not money or success but the work they do that sets them apart. Mayaram Acharya is an illiterate farmer from Chaumala VDC Kailali. He was born in a Brahmin family, but his villagers call him an “Untouchable Brahmin”.
Click on the link below to find out for yourself why he is called an untouchable Brahmin:
Executive Director, FMDC
*. Katwal Radio Magazine by Jagaran Media Center, Kathmandu: A Dalit awareness campaign radio program for inclusiveness, social equality and social justice in Nepal. This episode of the radio program reports the issues and current situation of the iron gate to higher education opened to Dalits in Nepal. Also, towards the end of the episode (from 17 minute time point), the episode presents the experience of Dr. Drona Prakash Rasali in his struggle for higher education following his SLC Examination results and his contribution to the society ever since. He had stood Board First in Nepal’s national SLC Examinations in 2028 BS (1972). [First radio broadcast on Friday July 4, 2009].
*. A case of outrageous caste discrimination and untouchability: A case of outrageous caste discrimination and untouchability practices meted out to Dalit students by their own teachers in their school in Dhangadhi, a far western Terai district of Nepal. [June 2009]
*. BBC Nepali Service’s Sajha Sawal Radio forum was organized considering that Nepal has 103 different caste/ethnic groups. The forum opened up with a question posed, “Will the society get integrated by addressing the Caste based issues? ” This discussion forum conducted at the bank of Tinau River in Butwal focuses on many pertinent issues of Dalits. One of the three panelists giving their opinions in the forum was Nepali Congress central leader from Dalit community Man Bahaduar Bishwakarma. Dalit leader Bishwokarma put forward his strong words demanding explicit constitutional provision of reservation for Dalits and women, who have been oppressed and backward for long time. Listen to the audio recording of the Sajha Sawal full programme at: –>> BBC Sajha Sawal http://www.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/check/nepali/meta/dps/2009/02/090222_sajha_sawal_feb22?size=au&bgc=003399&lang=ne&nbram=1&nbwm=1&bbram=1&bbwm=1 [February 2009].
*. Dalit Jana Jagaran Karyakram from Dalit Sewa Sangh (An awareness campaign radio program for emancipation of oppressed communities of Nepal). This episode of the program features an interview with Dr. Drona Prakash Rasali, the founder of Nepaldalitinfo network, who speaks about the network and present status of Dalit rights and state’s responsibility to it. [Radio file from 2006/07]
*. The nepaldalitinfo network interaction program – YouTube
An interaction program for the Nepaldalitinfo international network was organized in Kathmandu on November 4, 2006