When I was your age, I chose a virgin land. It was all rough terrain and a place where even weed would merely grow. I used to invest a little of my extra time out of my everyday schedule on the land. Every next year, the place would look amazing than before. I planted different types fruits and fodder crops. I started hoeing and digging all alone. After countless effort and a decade-long dedication, I managed to make a beautiful farm orchard. There you would see green trees, fruits, bees and chirping birds coming to taste our fruits.
Also, in the orchard I made a room to run a “satsang” everyday. The same villagers who called me mad and workless when I started that work, started coming and enjoyed the satsang. Isn’t this the height of success? I did this with the motive to show people, what can be achieved if we invest small amount of our time in some creativity for this nation. Now, I am old and lean but am optimistic about this nation’s development. Today’s youths are creative and vibrant. You look like one. You people need to work for this nation’s development. I may or may not be here but I will watch you. Take my words.
(Bramha Dutta Khanal, 85, Kajiphat, Tanahun)
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