Meet the sole undergraduate of the Bote community

NAWALPARASI: Rama Bote is a single person to represent Bote, Majhi and Musahar Community as an educated member in Nawalparasi district.

Bote, who is from Baghkhor, Agyauli VDC Ward No. 5 in the district represents as a lone Bachelor Degree holder among 10,000 backward Bote people though there are 82 SLC graduates from the community in the district, said Lal Bahadur Bote Chairman of the Bote Welfare Service Committee.

The number of SLC graduates crossed 80 in the community dwelling in Narayani River bank and around the Chitwan National Park area after the 19-year long efforts of the community leaders.

Children in the community could not have an access even to the school education due to their poverty. People in the settlement hardly sustain by fishing and collecting firewood that they could not manage for their education.

A local Amar Bahadur Majhi said that classes could not run better after there was no support in the physical infrastructure and in teachers’ quota from government though they started to send their children to school by establishing Majhi Primary School in Baghkhor of Agwali.

According to Chairman Bote, a total of 22 persons are studying in Bachelor’s level, currently.

Ganesh Bote of Pragatinagar said that number of school going children in the community is less as there are no schools near the settlements and due to lack of good financial condition, and others.

As many as 41 persons in the community are studying in +2 and 19 of them could not go for higher education though they have passed SLC lacking enough funds.

Ganesh Bote further said that they could not come in the main stream of the state though they have continuously forwarded struggle to local people’s rights. RSS

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