KATHMANDU: The Head of department at Central Department of Culture, Tribhuvan University (TU), Dr Beena Poudyal has 31 years of teaching experience. Dr Poudyal, who also worked as a freelance tour guide, has written books like Nepali Murtikala Ra Chitrakala, Veda Ra Purana Ka Kehi Ratna Haru and more. The recipient of Tribhuvan BB Rastriya Sikhsa Puraskar and Dhana Bajra Bidwat Briti, she wants to conduct research on gender differences of Nepal
Dr Poudyal shares her memories of her college days
MY ALMA MATER(S)
In 1975, I completed Bachelor of Arts (BA) from Padma Kanya Multiple Campus, Master of Arts (MA) in 1978 from Central Department of Nepalese History Culture and Archaeology, TU, and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1991 from Benaras Hindu University, Benaras.
I studied Secretary Science and History as my majors in BA. I did MA in Nepalese History Culture and Archaeology and completed my PhD in Iconography.
MY COLLEGE LIFE
College life was wonderful where I developed the habit of reading and writing articles. When I was pursuing my Bachelor’s degree, our principal Angur Baba Joshi introduced a programme called Gau Pharka to the students there. All the students had to visit at least one village and experience the rural life there. As per the programme, I went to Indarani village for a week.
BEST OF COLLEGE LIFE
Being a girl and getting higher education at college was regarded as a big achievement those days. Learning new things every day in college was the best part of being educated.
We used to have ‘Moral Education’ class every Friday with Professor Siva Gopal Rishal and Joshi. It helped us to learn about right guidance in society. We had to wear saree as our college dress and my mother and sister used to help me wear it.
The best way to drive women forward is to educate her.
WORDS TO HEED
College life is the prime time of your life — make the best of it. Success itself is a motivation. The harder you work, the luckier you get.
HOW TO ACE IN COLLEGE
Enjoying what you are studying is the best way to ace in college. So, enjoy it!
(Source: The Himalayantimes)