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Nepali Class updates for 2018 (kindergarden - grade 5).
Admission Open: March 31, 2018 @ 9 am.
Re-Admission Open: April 7, 2018.
Students pre-test: April 7, 2018
Classes were held on every Saturdays from April 14th except for the holidays and festival listed in OHRC calendar. See details in OHRC FB page.
Session Closing: 2nd week of December 2018.
Venue:- 27 S 28th St. Harrisburg PA 17103 (Same place as last year)
Contact:- Mahindra Adhikari(717-343-0698)
Education Director, OHRC
or any other officers of OHRC.
Organization for Hindu Religion and Culture (OHRC) established in July 2014 and based in Harrisburg, PA has deeply felt the need of Nepali language for the children of Bhutanese population resettled in Harrisburg and prepared to shoulder the responsibility of educating the new generation. OHRC will take the assistance and advice of school district, county, state, our own population and any other related agencies and establish a formally run classes on Nepali language for the Bhutanese children.The OHRC education team will design curriculum and modus operandi of such class. The students shall be from elementary to middle school aged. The class will be run for 3 to 4 hours every Saturday. It includes Nepali language learning, Learning arts, music and dance, Learning holy scripts and assisting the students with their school assignments. There shall be an appointed teacher and as many volunteer teachers required to teach different grade students. Students’ progress will be quizzed and graded quarterly.
What is important by Education in the current context is educating our children on our mother tongue, i.e. Nepali. What every child does today, is go to school and learn the subjects designed per state curriculum which on large scale miss out the mother tongue of the child. Children spend more of their time at school than home where English language rules. Even at home, education and entertainment through electronic devices demand English. Even in these 5 years in the US we have felt the growing challenge in communication gap between the grandparents and grandchildren. In some families, other family members who are well versed in English are required to interpret the languages between these generations.
When language is lost, our culture and identity will be lost. Our religion and traditions will be lost. The younger generation do not know the importance of all these now. Therefore, we elders, before it is too late, must do something to keep the candle of our culture burning.
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