Centenary of the Penikese Leprosy Colony, Massachusetts 1905 – 1921 ‘the Tragic story of Massachusett’s ‘Leper Colony’

See the full story HERE in the 'New Bedford Guide' This is the story of the 'Leprosy Colony' set up in 1905 on the island of Penikese. On 15 November 1905 Leprosy Sufferers arrived on Penikese Island (7 miles from the Mainland), in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. Dr. Frank Parker and his wife Marion (who had lived a comfortable lifestyle in Boston and had a thriving practice) gave everything up to serve these people who had lost everything due to leprosy. He went to great lengths to mak...
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World’s highest rubbish dump!

Mount Everest has long struggled with its status as the “world’s highest rubbish dump” – but now at least some of the huge amount of rubbish left behind by visitors each year will be put to good use. A new gallery  is being opened in Nepal to display works of art made out of rubbish taken from Everest. It will be housed in Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) Next Centre, a visitors’ centre on the trail to Everest base camp, the gallery will highlight the issue of waste left behind on the mountain. ...
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14 Interesting Facts About Nepal

1. Map of Nepal and Portugal is similar Nepal and Portugal are alike in the world Map. They both have similar rectangular territory. If the map of Nepal is turned 90 degrees clockwise, it looks very similar to the map of Portugal. 2. Unique Nepali Calendar The Nepali calendar called Bikram Sambhat is approximately 67 years and 8.5 months ahead of Gregorian calendar. The Nepali New Year is celebrated in mid-April. 3. Slaughtering cows is illegal As a national animal of the country, slaughter...
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Woman serving in funeral rites! 

Gender roles remain strict in Nepal, with women generally expected to manage the household and take care of the family. The pandemic has worsened gender inequality in the country when it comes to education, employment, and income. In the Hindu religion, women are not allowed in cremation grounds; in the villages, only male members of the family are permitted to participate in funeral rites. This is the story of Sapana Sapana was born into a middle-class family in a small village of Nepa...
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First  Female Nepali to head British Ghurkas.

Probably for the first time in history, a Nepali woman has secured a high-level position in the British Gurkha Army. A 27-year-old Dentist Anshu Gurung has been appointed as the captain in the British Gurkha Army on Saturday. She was honoured with an insignia of a captain. According to Yogesh Gurung, Vice Chairman of South East Regional Tamu Dhin and Advisor of Tamu Dhin, UK, Anshu has already completed a 10-week training for her new post from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Anshu...
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Celebrate World Leprosy Day – Watch a new Nepali Film – Sunday 31st January

WATCH A WONDERFUL NEW FILM FOR WORLD LEPROSY DAY AND RAISE FUNDS FOR Nepal Leprosy Trust. World Leprosy Day is almost here again, and will be marked next weekend on Sunday 31st January. INVITATION TO A PRIVATE SCREENING OF ‘I AM BELMAYA’ NLT has a wonderful opportunity to host the showing of a new film called ‘I AM Belmaya’ made by award winning Nepali film maker Bel Maya Nepali, in partnership with UK film producer and director, Sue Carpenter. The film will be available to watch from 6pm o...
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