A recent video clip on Fox News has gone viral in Nepal and among Nepalese around the world. And this is not the first time Fox News has made fun of Nepal and went viral. There has been many cases before. And why Nepal? Answer is another simple question. Do you think they’ll make fun of India instead.

But even more funnier is what Nepalese around the world is laughing about the video.

The video is of course about a Nepali man not understanding English language and the interviewer laughing about that. But even more funnier is the fact what that interviewer thinks. Dude, English is not the only language spoken around the world. There are numerous languages in the world. And notice that Nepali guy can a bit of english. He actually did not understand your american accent. I bet you even understand a bit of Nepali language.

On the other hand, many do not know the fact that, 98% of the americans do not get go outside their state their whole life. They don’t even know about other states of their own country. So, what do you expect? How would they know anything else than what they see on their state based TV channels?

Surprisingly, the world just thinks differently about America. Wait till you come here.

 

Read more about Shudarson Subedi

In 2006, Nepali Times wrote: Sudarshan Subedi was eight when he developed a limp. His village in Parbat was a 10 day walk from the hospital in Kathmandu so he got no treatment. Today, at 33, polio has become a part of Sudarshan’s life.

Sudarshan’s father was determined that his son should recieve an education and rallied his fellow villagers into opening a local school. Even as a boy Sudarshan remembers being determined to overcome his physical disability, he used to play goalie in football matches and applied himself to his studies. After graduation, Sudarshan’s heart went out whenever he witnessed others like him being mistreated and he was determined to redress this injustice.

Sudarshan then set up the Disabled Human Rights Centre (DHRC) in 2000 through which he hoped to change the system.

Shudarson Subedi was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005. Here’s what the AF’s website wrote about him:

Shudarson believes his own disability was caused by a case of polio he contracted as a child. Ridiculed by his schoolmates, he preferred to avoid social situations and instead concentrated full time on his education, attending a school begun by his father. Shudarson’s father was a village clergyman always concerned with social justice, and Shudarson has inherited this trait.

As an adult, Shudarson was inspired by the good work he saw done by local members of the Red Cross and Reuikai. Shudarson saw that, in isolated villages, disabled people such as he were rarely able to work at the same level as their able-bodied counterparts. Nevertheless, he was determined to try.

Although he had spent many years avoiding people out of embarrassment over his disability, he soon found that working for himself brought many benefits: he was earning money to help his low-income family, he was learning new skills, and he was coming to know and understand his own community, the same community from which he had previously tried to distance himself.

With the newfound knowledge that true freedom came from helping himself, he set out to help other disabled people to get on their own feet. While traveling to other remote locations around the country, he realized that not all disabled people were as easily able to engage in public life as he was: Even if they had the courage and nerve to stand up for themselves, they still faced constant discrimination from a population that regarded them as worthless.

Sudarson set himself to finding a way to change this attitude. Sudarson chose to study law, thinking that through the law he would better be able to advocate for disabled rights. His thesis for his law degree reflected his commitment to this issue: “Legal provision for disabled people.”

His thesis has since been published and distributed to libraries across the country as a reference for basic information on legal issues for the disabled. One of the very few physically challenged people in Nepal to graduate with a higher degree, Shudarsan has demonstrated that disabled people need not depend on outside help but can in fact be the leaders for their own cause.

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