My name is Miss Aayuba Chaudhary. I live in Gadhwa Rural Municipality Ward No. 7, Manpur of Dang District. I am a student studying at Care Hospital Nursing and HA College in Tulsipur- 5, Dang District. Today, I am attempting to write about some of my experiences about the college where I study.
After being admitted, I started college on the 26th of November, 2021. There was an orientation program that day. On the first day, I was penalized for being 5 minutes late. It is said that the first impression is the last impression. (It’s a three years course but due to COVID, it will go for almost 4 yrs.)
After that program, I was taken to the hostel. It was challenging to adjust. After taking
me to the hostel, my roommates' senior sisters told me about the rules of the hostel and of my college. It wasn't easy at the beginning. I felt like I was in an army/police school. Rules and regulations are very strict in this medical college. I am currently writing about my daily routine as follows:
At 4:20 in the morning, I wake up and am ready by 4:50. After that, I attend a Zumba class from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Breakfast is served between 6:00 a.m. and 7 a.m. in the canteen. After breakfast, I get ready to go to my class.
First of all, there is
§ Social studies take place from 7:00 to 8:00 pm.
§ The English class is from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
§ Anatomy is from 9:00 to 10:00,
§ Rice Break (time to eat) from 10:00 to 11:00 o'clock.
§ Chemistry is from 11:00 to 12:00 o'clock,
§ Nepali subject is from 12:00 to 1:00 pm,
§ The math class is from 1:00 to 2:00 pm,
§ Lunch is served from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.,
§ Then Botany is studied from 3:00 to 4:00 pm,
§ Zoology from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and
§ Physics is studied from 5:00 to 6:00 pm.
Next, we have our leave and head back to our respective hostel rooms. We play various games (football, volleyball, badminton, kabaddi, cricket, etc.) for 1 hour and 15 minutes, followed by a meal from 7:15 pm to 8:00 p.m. Then at 8:20, we all walk downstairs to the library to study and do homework. We study there and question each other. After reading, we go upstairs at 10:30 pm to our respective rooms and go to bed.Here are my hostel rules:
· Greet everyone older than you as soon as you see them.
· When entering someone else's room, knock and say, “May I come in sister?” and while returning, say, “May I go out, sister?”
· When someone senior comes to our room, we should stand there until we are told to sit
· Do not make eye contact with someone older than you.
· If the senior is speaking, then no one will speak
· Clean your room
· Keep the shoes and slippers in proper order
· When attending any meeting, listen quietly and raise your hand if someone wants to speak
· Seniors should be given priority when heading to the toilet.
· Keep a distance from those who are older than you.
· After you've been to the canteen, keep quiet and don't utter a sound.
· Eat whatever food is cooked in the canteen
· Walk with your hands behind your back
· In the canteen, seniors should be given a turn first.
· Speak politely to everyone without getting angry with anyone
Now, I am going to say college rules:
· Greet all college staff (guard, librarian, teacher, canteen staff, cleaner)
· Speak politely to everyone
· Maintain discipline
· Slowly walk with your hands behind your back
· Don't litter
· Come to college in full college attire
· After coming to college, follow college rules
· No eye contact
· Keeping distance from everyone
· Do self-study or visit the library during the leisure period
· If you are unable to attend class, please inform the class coordinator, principal, or class captain in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged a fine of Rs.100.
· Come clean
· Live together without quarreling with anyone
· Let seniors go ahead first when they come
It is difficult for everyone to adjust in the beginning. It was also challenging for me. Due to being called a junior, ragging, and doing other work, I had to do my sister's homework without doing my own. If they disagreed, they would come for orientation. They used to scold and punish.
Five of us live in one room. Everyone should help clean the room. You can't ignore anything that is told by someone older than you. If we disagree, we would be called undisciplined. To be a responsible person, one must live with dignity. However, I think you shouldn't behave like that in a hostel that follows strict rules, as this may affect your mental health. They may go into depression or commit suicide. But, slowly, such strict rules are decreasing as guardians and others continue to complain to the college administration.
And I like the ritual of bowing, respecting the elders, and loving the younger ones. Because we will need it in the future, whether in the hospital or elsewhere. If we are already used to it, it will be easier later. In any place, there are not only negative things but also positive things. Eventually (despite the rules being strict) I loved everyone.
Here we all celebrate our events by singing and dancing together. If it is someone's birthday, everyone gets up at 12:00 at night and celebrates with them. Everyone gets along with each other. If someone brings food, we share it as a group. We support someone when they are grieving and take care of them when they are sick. Although we belong to completely different families, we live together like one family. We read together and ask our seniors about unknown solutions.
In the first year, we have to study these nine subjects:
3. English (Magic Book, Link In English)
In the first year, only theory is taught (mostly science). It is very tough because only science should be studied. In the second year, there is no science. Instead, we must study anatomy, medicine, surgery, pathology, environmental education, gynecology, and health education. In the second year, six months are theoretical, and three months are practical in hospitals along with PHC (Primary Health Care).
In the third year, there are six months of theory, two months of practicals in the community (working with health posts), and four months in hospitals. We have to study health management, medicine, and surgery in the third year.
I have come home for the Dashain and Tihar holidays, and now I'm back at college to study.
I am so happy that I got this chance to study the HA (health Assistance) course. My mother could not support it. I’ll do my best in my study.
By: Aayuba Chaudhary ( Nov 2022)
Translated By Dinesh Raj Sapkota ( Nepali to English)