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Editorial Team Rtr. Sachet Bajracharya Rtr. Rajish Shrestha Rtr. Sanjal Byanjankar

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Editorial Message Dear Readers, It’s our pleasure to get the opportunity to release this e-magazine “LUMANTI E- MAGAZINE “.We have tried our best to include various kinds of contents related to different subject matter in the magazine. This magazine contains articles written by our members, we editorial team would like to thank them for devoting their time in writing their articles and making them available for us on time. This magazine contains the information about the projects that have been completed in the months of (JULY-AUGUST), also we have stressed to provide the information about the upcoming projects. Finally we would like to thank everyone for their cooperation and wish everyone well for the future. This is our first release of the ROTA YEAR (13-14) may this be the first step towards a great year. -Editorial Team

On The Cover The cover photo was taken by Rtr. Roshan Bajracharya during the MATYA HEALTH CAMP (12-13) and was also designed by Rtr. Roshan.

Editorial Team (2013-14) Email : rclalitpureditor@gmail.com www.rotaractlalitpur.org.np

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A new beginning of a new tenure and a happy ending of the Rota year 12-13 .Saying our goodbyes to all the projects, memories, fellowships we welcomed the new faces of “Rotaract Club Of Lalitpur� who would be guiding the club further on. On 29th June 15th Installation Ceremony was held at Kumari Party Palace, Gabahal. The main agenda of this club installation was President ship handover. Along with the President ship handover, there were speeches given out by the respected dignitaries, Rtn. Dr. Govinda Bdr. Shrestha, Rtn. Santa Lal Tamrakar, Rtr. Jiendra Bajracharya, Rtr. Alisha Shakya and ZRR Rtr. Sailendra Shakya.

The program was scheduled to be started at 10:30 am but due to some difficulties the program started from 11:30 am. There was the presence of Parents, Ex Rotaractors, Rotaractors from different Clubs and Rotarians as well. The program contained the Release of Souvenir, Secretarial Report, Medal distribution to winners of badminton, Table tennis and chess. The club awards were handed out to the deserved members as Rtr. Sanjal Byanjankar took the award for the highest attendance in the club for the Rota year.

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Rtr. Ashmi Shakya had done a brilliant job in helping the club grow as a family, she was awarded for the maximum membership growth. Among the new faces seen in the Rota year 12-13 Rtr. Prachina Shakya was awarded as the most active new member in the club. The coordination of projects is a big task to fulfill many had coordinated but the best was to be Rtr. Matina Shakya , she took the award for the best coordinator. Lastly the best director for the Rota year (1213) was given to Rtr. Shovana Shakya for her hardwork as a Community Service Director.

There was also the release of our club website www.rotaractlalitpur.org.np by Rtr. Roshan Bajracharya. The program went as per schedule and ended at 2:00pm followed by refreshment. The program itself highlighted the success of the Rota year 12-13 and also the program was a huge success. Exciting for the new directors to take upon a greater challenge in their time in Rotaract Club Of Lalitpur.

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RCL Barbecue Party For the successful completion of the 15th installation program and for fresh start of a new era in the clubs history a BARBEUE PARTY was organized. The party helped in the bond between the fellow members in the club. About 35 members participated along with some guests. The party was conducted by some amount of funds collected through the participating members. The venue was arranged by Rtr. Sanjay Benjankar in Jwagal. The party didn’t disappoint , all the members had a wonderful time throughout the party. The food, music, dance, karaoke was enjoyed by the members. The Party surely helped the members to form a bond between them. The party ended at 9:30 pm , the party turned out to be a huge success.

Installation Participation On the 13 th of July ,2013 Rtr. Sanjal Byanjankar along with Rtr. Sachet Bajracharya participated in the installation of Rotaract Club Of Patan Durbar Square and Rotaract Club Of Sainbu Bhaisipati which were held at Sri Shanti Higher Secondary School, Lolha and Caspian valley college, Kumaripati respectivey.

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Rotary Installation The 16th installation of Rotary Club of Lalitpur held on 5thJuly, 2013 at Jawalakhel Party Palace was participated by eight Rotaractors ( Rtr. Archana Maharjan, Rtr. Sanju Maharjan, Rtr. Sanjal Byanjankar, Rtr. Nameesh Shrestha, Rtr. Rubin Bajracharya, Rtr. Roshan Bajracharya, Rtr. Alisha Shakya and Rtr Jitendra Bajracharya ). As Rtr. Archana Maharjan and Rtr. Sanju Maharjan had helped in the registration section, we came to know the total participation in the program was 73. Generally the program was about handover of President by past President Rtn. Dr. Govinda Bdr. Shrestha to upcoming President Rtn. Santa Lal Tamrakar and that of upcoming secretary ( Rtn. Rajan Lal Shrestha) also. The program began with welcoming chief guest of program (Rtn. Yogendra Man Pradhan and Assisstant Governer). The program was short and sweet of one hour i.e. started at 7pm and end at 8 pm. And the program was ended with dinner and others snacks.

Orientation On 20th July,Rtr.Roshan Bajracharya briefly explained about all 4 avenues in the club ,their working fields to all the member including old and new members (in total 29 members attended the orientation) so that they can find out their interested field and grab their opportunity to be involved in Rotaract club through their respective avenues. Rtr. Roshan also gave information that how rotaract club can be useful in professional life by giving some rotaractors example where joining rotaract club have played significant role in their professional life.In this process Rtr. Alisha Shakya and Rtr. Jitendra Bajracharya shared some of their experience about the benefits of being a part of Rotaract.

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Salutations R.C. UC Irvine

On 3rd August, 2013 salutation of Rotaract club of UC Irvine was done in regular meeting. During salutation brief information of RC UC Irvine was given regarding their board members and their projects. This club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport-Irvine. Their meeting takes place on every Wednesday at their university of UC Irvine at 6 pm. There are 8 board members in their club. Their mailing address is rotaractuci@ gmail.com.Lastly, at the end of the salutation toast was also proposed for peace, prosperity and good relationship.

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R.C. Subiaco

On 27th July, 2013 salutation of Rotaract club of Subiaco was done in regular meeting. During salutation brief information of RC Subiaco was given regarding their board members and their projects. This club is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Subiaco and the Rotary Club of Matilda Bay. Their meeting takes place on every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Vic hotel or Shenton Park Community centre at 6:30 pm. There are 8 board members and 18 general members. Their mailing address is president@ subiaco-rotaract.org.au.Lastly, at the end of the salutation toast was also proposed for peace, prosperity an good relationship.


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Club Assembly On 6th July , the first Club Assembly was held at Madan Smarak HSS , Pulchowk which was conducted by IPP Rtr. Jitendra Bajracharya. The Assembly started with the amendments section. This section was mainly focused to change some of the rules from the Club Bylaws for which the members were given the information one week prior to the Club Assembly. The amendment section contained the amendments in the following points: 1. Club Service Director Dues will not be taken. 2. Vice president Criteria was changed from 3 years to 4 years which contained • 1 yr- General Member • 1- year director • 1-year officer. Similarly in assembly, the Second section included the Directors Planning Section. All the Directors Present readout their planning and were given some of the suggestions as well by the attendees as well as the past presidents Rtr. Rujan Bajracharya and Rtr. Roshan Bajracharya .

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Birthday Card making The Birthday card making project is being regularly conducted yearly.Likewise on the 13th of July of the Rota year (13-14) the Birthday Card Making Project was conducted. We have been doing this project yearly at the very beginning of the tenure .The project was conducted after the general meeting had ended. Stationary items were provided to the members along with some guests to make birthday cards. The members were given almost one hour for the project thus the project ended at 1 pm. Eighteen cards were collected from the members after the meeting these cards were handed over to club service director to send birthday wishes to fellow rotractors.

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# Club Assembly # Barbecue Party # Birthday Card Making

#15th Installation Ceremony

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CELEBRATING WITH SERVICE # One of the biggest yearly projects. # One of the most consistent project in Club History. E-MAGAZINE | JULY-AUGUST 2013


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Nepal which in Newari means the festivals of lights. It is however, quite different from Deepawali which we celebrate every year in the month of November. This interesting festival begins early in the morning on the third day of the dark fortnight of Shrawan (August). One of the most fascinating features of this festival is a long parade of the enthusiastic shrinewalkers who go round all the Buddhist shrines scattered in and around the city of Patan. It must be remembered here that Patan alone has more than 1300 Buddhist shrines. The number of shrine-walkers who colorfully form this impressive parade is around three to four thousands. Men and women both participate in this festival. They carry variety of interesting gifts to make offerings to Lord Buddha. The offerings of rice, grains, flowers, red Powders, sweets, incense and guru patra (a gift cup for guru) are quite common tin the scene. However the offering of oil or butter lamps to Lord Buddha on this auspicious day is a dominant feature. It is interesting to note that the majority of the shrine-walker are the lamp offers to the shrines. Offering lamps in particular to the Buddha on this day is said to signify great enlightenment obtained by overcoming the Maras (temptations). There is a very interesting story about the origin of this festival. Once Shakya Muni Gautam was in deep penance to attain Nirvana. The Maras, awfully jealous of his determination came down to detract him. They came disguising themselves in different forms. Some were in the form of fierce-looking demons and some in apsara form (damsels) and so on. They all made every possible attempt to seduce him but all in vain. In a long run Shakya Muni overcame the Maras and became Buddha, the enlightened one. It is said that later on, the Maras came to confess their sin to lord Buddha and worshipped him with great honor. Ever since this festival is believed to have come into existence to mark this great day. The expression of this fantastic story can be found in this festival. All those devil dancers and the apsara actors and several other funny mask-wearers who are the part and parcel of this festival parade are said to represent the Maras. This parade is always accompanied by several groups of musicians playing various kinds of traditional musical instruments. E-MAGAZINE | JULY-AUGUST 2013


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The route prescribed for this parade to pass through looks quite confusing yet a accepted as most perfect shortcut. This parade is supposed to move on in an unbroken chain. The route map of the entire parade is a leading group of musicians who always go ahead of the parade playing a kind of music. People here are not used to maps. It takes seven to eight hours to complete going round the entire Buddhist shrines. It is interesting to note that the ten different neighborhoods of Patan have long been devoted to the regular running of this festival parade. The responsibility of organizing this parade goes to each of those neighborhoods once in every ten years. There is very interesting tradition according to which the sponsoring Tole of this parade must train a team of traditional drum-players who are expected to display every best skill they have when they are asked to perform in the public on this day. The name of these drummers team is known as Naubaja Khalah. They perform this show in a very special way only at the member Toles devoted to this Matya festival. It is quite exciting to see the way they go round the town and perform this typical musical show with great enthusiasm. Some of the drums that are used for the occasion are so richly decorated that people sometimes mistake them for temple treasures.

The most enjoyable part of this festival Parade for the children is the devil dancers and funny maskwearers. Quite a number of them are clad from head to foot all in worn out sacks and rags. Whenever they came across the inquisitive kids they suddenly jump in a dramatic way and try to scare them away. The kids who are too slow to get the fun always stay away from the scene and those who are smart enough to push themselves in the front never wait to tease those devil dancers and enjoy themselves to their heart’s content. uddhists have a tremendous respect to this festival and so they celebrate it with great feast and fun. They seem to have attached a great deal of significance to this day which as they believe is an unforgettable day as all the Maras surrendered themselves to Lord

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My Matya Experience Matya Health Camp was the first project I participated from RCL and also probably the first time I served the community. I was pretty excited because we had learnt some foot massage techniques a day earlier and since the camp was set near my house, I had to show everyone that I was doing some good work. But I realized that it’s not just about showing off but it’s about the satisfaction you get after seeing tired faces turning into happy faces.It was indeed fun but more than fun, I got to bond with my fellow rotaractors as I was new then. And the experience of serving the community was great. Matya Health Camp is one of the best community service projects that RCL has been doing and I think it should be carried on for more years to come. -Rtr. Prachina Shakya

Since my childhood I always wanted to take part in matya. Me with my cousin brothers and sisters, we always used to say “hami arko barsa janey hai” while watching matya. But “next year” came after 9years of saying it for the first time, and I finally took part in matya in 2012. I was too excited going to matya dressed in cultural outfit which was the best part. It was really painful and in the mean time it was fun as well, walking whole day with traditional music and many people. In morning I thought to myself how can we walk whole day?, it’s impossible, but later on as time went by and it was about to end then I felt thought “how fast?” and this thought came in my mind as matya was very fun. One of the moment that I won’t forget about matya is that “one mask man dressed up as a girl came to hug me tightly, and he knew my name, but I didn’t knew that person but later on after some time when I saw that mask man again I came to know that he was my cousin” and it was too funny. Matya also helped me to discover many new “gallis” and “chowks” which I would have never known if I hadn’t gone to matya. I would love to go to “matya “in coming years too. -Rtr. Sanjal Byanjankar

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Well, when it comes to describing about my matya festival experience, I’d like to describe my memorable day that I spent participating in matya with my friends, brothers and sisters in 2069. We’re around 7 shrine-walkers. Since Red Powder (Known as abbir in nepali) offering are rarely seen these days during matya, we devotees decided offering Red Powder to Lord Buddha. At the start of the day, we’re little bit shy offering red powder color to Lord Buddha. But by the mean-time, we were also very pledged to hear people murmuring some good views about offering red powder to lord Buddha. Although we were very tired walking a long day, but the feedback we were hearing during the shrinewalk was making our day fantastic. The shrine-walk viewer seems glad seeing the traditions offering of Red Powder color being made to Lord Buddha. Viewers were very excited to see Lord Buddha colored totally red with Red Powder color. According to the viewers we were the most unique and appreciated shrine-walkers during the matya. We’re very glad to hear the feedbacks that we had never expected. It was just a memorable day that I have had ever in my life. We were also colored red in color playing ourselves during making offerings to Lord Buddha which we enjoyed ourselves a lot. Finally, by the end of the day we also could hear that we were only the devotee group that was offering Red Powder color to Lord Buddha which really made us very glad to participate in matya festival. But the few things which I felt that we lacked on were that we were very few in numbers. If we had a huge number of shrine-walkers offering red powder color, it would have been more interesting adding some more Red Powder color to Lord Buddha as well as making some more interesting to the shrine-walker viewers during the matya.

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Ever since I joined Rotaract, I have been volunteering in every Matya Health Camps that has been organized by Rotaract Club of Lalitpur. Providing some medical support, and giving the ice massage to the devotees gives a bliss and satisfaction to the heart. On this very day hundreds of devotees participate in Matya and making them little easy to reach their destination makes me feel blessed. I will surely continue to serve the devotees of Matya to my fullest every year. -Rtr. Alisha Shakya

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MY JOURNEY Yeah I was just thinking....how I happen to come this far with my basketball career. Then I remember….. some of my friends who helped me with basketball. First of all I remember my childhood school friend Aaysuhka Pradhan. He was the one who helped me a lot with basketball. He was the one who always bought basketball and I would borrow his ball and play. That’s how I actually learnt playing basketball. Also I remember the engineering campus where I started to learn how to shoot, dribble and all other basketball things. I remember I used to shoot when the senior players who played full court went from one ring to the other. Gradually I learnt something about the game played some 3 on 3 games. I remember Nipen dai, Sarju dai, Vaskar dai, Kundai dai, Arun , Nabin, Gautam, Nimesh, Utsav the senior players of that times I have learnt a lot of them. At that time I had an aim to be a basketball player so, I just thought of improving. Then I came to realize playing 3on3 won’t help me much. Needed to gain knowledge about the 5 on 5 game. So then I moved from the engineering campus to Patan Campus. Patan campus was one of the place where you could meet lots of players of that time. Patan campus used to be packed with players playing hoops.

- Rtr. Sanjay Byanjankar

There I started playing and gained some knowledge about the full court 5 on 5 game. I was just a beginner at that time. When I started entering Patan campus I was at my teen age. But my colleague used to think i was of mid 20’s. Then I continued playing at Patan Campus. Happen to meet many senior players... learnt a lot from them. Then for the first time I was called up to play from the campus team by Sachin dai. That was the first official game I ever played in my life. Then gradually I got chance to play from Shanti Yuwa club of Patan Dhoka. Participated in many tournaments, gained much game knowledge but still I was lacking lot in my base. Then in 2005 I too tried for the national team as the selection was going on and it was like a lottery to me, just got in. But I knew I wasn’t really a qualified candidate... Well it just went on. Then after Shanti Yuwa club I remember the NCC tournament where I participated from South Siders Club. I was recruited by Anil dai. At that time I can still remember Ashish dai was also playing for the team where as now he is the coach of the club. Then my basketball career just went on from this club, many ups and downs, had hard time practicing had many joyful moments.It’s been like I have spent 5 yrs playing for this club. I would like to thank all my teammates from Shanti Yuwa,

KNK college and the South Siders club. It’s been a long time playing together had hard times to reach at this stage. This Journey has been truly amazing for me throughout which I’ve met a lot of players, have got to play alongside amazing talents. And the journey goes on……..

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Top 5 Popular Facts That Are Actually Myths 1.Swimming on a full stomach increases the chances of muscle cramps or drowning : it is a common belief you should wait at least an hour after eating before you jump into the water. It has been proven wrong. 2. Lightening doesn’t strike twice : it’s probably one of the most popular myths. It not only strikes the same place twice but some spots such as the Empire State Building are struck more than a 100 times per year. 3.Bubblegum takes 7 years to digest : if you ever swallow yours by accident, don’t worry, it will digest along with the rest of the food in your stomach. 4.Bulls are enraged by the colour red : the animals are actually colour-blind. They attack not because of the cape colour but since they see the matador as a threat. 5.The Great Wall of China can be seen from space : although many believe in that, no astronaut has ever said they actually saw it from the Moon or near the Earth’s surface.

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Smileys represent the human face and all its possible expressions that correspond to our various moods. They have been around for decades, but the internet brought them real fame. 1. Smile for happiness (^_^) or (^.^) 2. Open mouth for laughing or singing (^o^) 3. Wink for joking (`_^) or (^_~) 4. Closed eyes for sadness or sighing (-_-) 5. Lowered head for bitterness or disappointment (._.) or (,_,) 6. Sweat drop for nervousness or embarrassment (^_^â&#x20AC;&#x2122;) 7. Big eyes for wonder (seriously?) 0.o or O_o 8. Beaked lips for a kiss (^x^) or (^3^) 9. Blushing for embarrassment ^///^ or >///< or o///o 10. Crossed out eyes for death (X_X) 11. Tears for sadness and crying (;_;) or (T_T) 12. Distorted eyes for pain, failure or frustration (>_<) or (>.<) 13. Closed eyes and zzZ for sleeping (-_-)zzZ or -_-zzZ 14. Headphones for listening to music d^_^b or d-_-b 15. Distorted eyes for annoyance (>_>) E-MAGAZINE | JULY-AUGUST 2013


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