Education, community development and cultural resistance in rural Nepal Public Deposited

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  • In 1974 Tribhuvan University implemented the National Development Service (NDS) program as part of the graduate curricula. The program required all the graduate students to serve ten months in the rural areas of Nepal, helping in the on-going projects related to agriculture, health, education, and social sciences. This study describes the experiences of the first group of NDS participants in a village 14 km. south of Kathmandu City. First, it embodies an ethnc graphic account of the Chhetri-Brahman community. Secondly, the villager's response to urban strangers (NDS participants) and the mechanisms they adopted to minimize urban influences who lived in their midst. The response of the village is analyzed in terms of its social structures, norms, and value systems. It was found that villagers living in close proximity to urban centers buffer disturbing urban influences. They fear the breakdown of traditional values. As a result, they maintain social distance as far as possible except in the case of seriously felt needs. It was determined that developmental effort must meet not the needs of the central government but the needs of the local people.
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