Sujana’s bold viral journey: A passion to benefit public

[Miss Sujana Regmi has recently gained her Master’s Degree from reputed Imperial College London. She comes from a prestigious Nepali family who is the daughter of Dr. Krishna Raj Regmi and Mrs. Sharada Regmi residing in Reading, UK]

On behalf of Londonkathmandu.com, Trilochan Gautam recently spoke to her and here it follows.

Trilochan: Congratulations Sujana, you’ve recently graduated from a reputed university. So, what’s that you’ve studied and how did the passion develop?  

Sujana: Thank you. I studied Molecular Biology with virology and my journey developed from my passion for science. This was fuelled by my surroundings mainly from my family members. They have been exposing me to the hospital from an early age when I had an opportunity to visit the workplace of my mum and my cousins. I met many people from various walks of life, and hence, seen the medical life in Nepal very early on. I saw the procedures doctors did and knew the names of drugs and diseases that were prevalent in the Nepalese community.

Trilochan: Interesting! So your study is focussed on virology? What helped you determine to pursue this study further?

Sujana: Naturally, since we moved to the UK, I continued exploring further the medical system here through my volunteering work and studies. I saw differences between the healthcare system both in Nepal and the UK. It was interesting to see the variations in treatments of patients between two countries as well as the working backgrounds. While I was continuing with my hospital volunteering and studies, I began to have a deep interest in diseases especially the spread and infectivity. What intrigued me the most during my academia is the development of drugs especially the different mechanisms that they use to work. How does paracetamol reduce pain? How do asthma inhalers help people to breathe? Hence, my interest in chemistry, biology and maths grew very seriously earlier on doing school.

Trilochan: It’s good that you have linked your study (virology) to reality to public life. Tell us at what point did you determine to make it a career?  

Sujana: During my university years, I was able to explore at greater depth the science behind medical biology, especially during my microbiology modules this was the first time I was introduced to the world of infectious diseases and microbiology. During my summer placement after my second year, I was working on the development of foot and mouth disease virus vaccine for cattle. I learned a lot about not only viruses but also about medical research. This moment was the turning point in my career where I realised my heart and passion lies within the field of virology.

Trilochan: How does the specialization on your subject relate to the current health issues spot on?  

Sujana: My Master’s Degree was in ‘molecular biology’ specialising in virology, where I learned about many viruses, their mechanism and structures. It fascinated me knowing that these microscopic beings are able to manipulate the most complex of organisms (such as humans) and hijack our body to cause the most terrible diseases that are still causing damage all around the world today such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Ebola and Zika. One of the most difficult things to treat in the world has become viral diseases. To control and prevent viral diseases has become one of the greatest challenges that we face as mankind. My particular project was on hepatitis C virus and I specialised in the life cycle of hepatitis C virus that causes hepatocellular carcinoma also known as liver cancer.  I found out that hepatitis C has a very unusual way of replicating (dividing) inside our liver cells but it is still not widely understood. Moreover, it affects millions of people around the world every day and has become a real concern in medicine.

SUJANA

Trilochan: Thank you for all useful information. Having gained remarkable knowledge with your bold steps both in academia and charity works alongside, what actually you have done?

Sujana: My future goals and aspirations lie in medical research and I want to truly make a difference in people’s lives. However, to truly understand the extent of the problem, you have to go and visually see and understand the depths and the struggles of other people. This is why I also do charity work, to understand and face the real problem society is facing. It has taken me all over the world and in that process, I have learned a lot about the struggle people face daily – especially in healthcare. My visit to Ethiopia this year has made me more aware of the things I take for granted here such as food, shelter, healthcare and most importantly education. I was involved in many campaigns in Ethiopia, we raised awareness in many issues such as mental health, health and hygiene as well as menstrual health. This was done in the form of interactive workshops, taking lessons in the classroom and by organising a local community day. I worked with a charity called Hawassa Childrens Organisation and went on visits around the town visiting poverty-stricken areas, evaluating peoples living conditions and assisting in health checkups. This was an eye-opening experience as I got to truly see the worst poverty can do to a community.

SUJANA

Moreover, other countries such as, Nepal, our birthplace, is also in need of dire support. I do believe the situation in Nepal is improving though, certainly, in my lifetime, I have already seen the changes. It takes individuals to change one community and it takes communities to change the nation.

I realised to truly make a difference in the long-term, education is very important. Poverty is present in many countries but one of the best ways of eradicating poverty is through education especially in health care. Educating about the prevention is much better than treatment, economically and for the long-term sustainability of the country.  My absolute dream would be love to continue work in viral medical research while combining my interest and passion for charity work.

Trilochan: Well said. All of us should be proud of you on such ambitions for charity works. Finally, as a fresh graduate, what would you like to share with university starters as helpful tips?

Sujana: My advice to anyone out there who is struggling to decide on a career path or future goals is to start small and build from the bottom. Learn, read and question everything around you. Curiosity and ingenuity go side by side. What interests you? That’s your passion. What do the world and society need or benefit from? That’s your mission. Combine your passion and mission then you will get your profession. Whether it’s in science, maths, English, art, dance or music, following your passion will guarantee not only happiness to you but for many around you. Some people jump and claim that you have to study sciences or engineering to succeed in life, while still watching and enjoying movies and listening to music by other people who have succeeded doing something completely different. So, what I am trying to say is there really isn’t one-way track to success: though, I do believe, passion, creativity and hard work is a must in any field to succeed! I am still in the beginning stages of what I hope will become a long career in research but I do believe that there are better things to come!

Trilochan: Thank you Sujana, all the best!

 

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Sujana’s bold viral journey: A passion to benefit public

[Miss Sujana Regmi has recently gained her Master’s Degree from reputed Imperial College London. She comes from a prestigious Nepali family who is the daughter of Dr. Krishna Raj Regmi and Mrs. Sharada Regmi residing in Reading, UK]

On behalf of Londonkathmandu.com, Trilochan Gautam recently spoke to her and here it follows.

Trilochan: Congratulations Sujana, you’ve recently graduated from a reputed university. So, what’s that you’ve studied and how did the passion develop?  

Sujana: Thank you. I studied Molecular Biology with virology and my journey developed from my passion for science. This was fuelled by my surroundings mainly from my family members. They have been exposing me to the hospital from an early age when I had an opportunity to visit the workplace of my mum and my cousins. I met many people from various walks of life, and hence, seen the medical life in Nepal very early on. I saw the procedures doctors did and knew the names of drugs and diseases that were prevalent in the Nepalese community.

Trilochan: Interesting! So your study is focussed on virology? What helped you determine to pursue this study further?

Sujana: Naturally, since we moved to the UK, I continued exploring further the medical system here through my volunteering work and studies. I saw differences between the healthcare system both in Nepal and the UK. It was interesting to see the variations in treatments of patients between two countries as well as the working backgrounds. While I was continuing with my hospital volunteering and studies, I began to have a deep interest in diseases especially the spread and infectivity. What intrigued me the most during my academia is the development of drugs especially the different mechanisms that they use to work. How does paracetamol reduce pain? How do asthma inhalers help people to breathe? Hence, my interest in chemistry, biology and maths grew very seriously earlier on doing school.

Trilochan: It’s good that you have linked your study (virology) to reality to public life. Tell us at what point did you determine to make it a career?  

Sujana: During my university years, I was able to explore at greater depth the science behind medical biology, especially during my microbiology modules this was the first time I was introduced to the world of infectious diseases and microbiology. During my summer placement after my second year, I was working on the development of foot and mouth disease virus vaccine for cattle. I learned a lot about not only viruses but also about medical research. This moment was the turning point in my career where I realised my heart and passion lies within the field of virology.

Trilochan: How does the specialization on your subject relate to the current health issues spot on?  

Sujana: My Master’s Degree was in ‘molecular biology’ specialising in virology, where I learned about many viruses, their mechanism and structures. It fascinated me knowing that these microscopic beings are able to manipulate the most complex of organisms (such as humans) and hijack our body to cause the most terrible diseases that are still causing damage all around the world today such as HIV, Hepatitis C, Ebola and Zika. One of the most difficult things to treat in the world has become viral diseases. To control and prevent viral diseases has become one of the greatest challenges that we face as mankind. My particular project was on hepatitis C virus and I specialised in the life cycle of hepatitis C virus that causes hepatocellular carcinoma also known as liver cancer.  I found out that hepatitis C has a very unusual way of replicating (dividing) inside our liver cells but it is still not widely understood. Moreover, it affects millions of people around the world every day and has become a real concern in medicine.

SUJANA

Trilochan: Thank you for all useful information. Having gained remarkable knowledge with your bold steps both in academia and charity works alongside, what actually you have done?

Sujana: My future goals and aspirations lie in medical research and I want to truly make a difference in people’s lives. However, to truly understand the extent of the problem, you have to go and visually see and understand the depths and the struggles of other people. This is why I also do charity work, to understand and face the real problem society is facing. It has taken me all over the world and in that process, I have learned a lot about the struggle people face daily – especially in healthcare. My visit to Ethiopia this year has made me more aware of the things I take for granted here such as food, shelter, healthcare and most importantly education. I was involved in many campaigns in Ethiopia, we raised awareness in many issues such as mental health, health and hygiene as well as menstrual health. This was done in the form of interactive workshops, taking lessons in the classroom and by organising a local community day. I worked with a charity called Hawassa Childrens Organisation and went on visits around the town visiting poverty-stricken areas, evaluating peoples living conditions and assisting in health checkups. This was an eye-opening experience as I got to truly see the worst poverty can do to a community.

SUJANA

Moreover, other countries such as, Nepal, our birthplace, is also in need of dire support. I do believe the situation in Nepal is improving though, certainly, in my lifetime, I have already seen the changes. It takes individuals to change one community and it takes communities to change the nation.

I realised to truly make a difference in the long-term, education is very important. Poverty is present in many countries but one of the best ways of eradicating poverty is through education especially in health care. Educating about the prevention is much better than treatment, economically and for the long-term sustainability of the country.  My absolute dream would be love to continue work in viral medical research while combining my interest and passion for charity work.

Trilochan: Well said. All of us should be proud of you on such ambitions for charity works. Finally, as a fresh graduate, what would you like to share with university starters as helpful tips?

Sujana: My advice to anyone out there who is struggling to decide on a career path or future goals is to start small and build from the bottom. Learn, read and question everything around you. Curiosity and ingenuity go side by side. What interests you? That’s your passion. What do the world and society need or benefit from? That’s your mission. Combine your passion and mission then you will get your profession. Whether it’s in science, maths, English, art, dance or music, following your passion will guarantee not only happiness to you but for many around you. Some people jump and claim that you have to study sciences or engineering to succeed in life, while still watching and enjoying movies and listening to music by other people who have succeeded doing something completely different. So, what I am trying to say is there really isn’t one-way track to success: though, I do believe, passion, creativity and hard work is a must in any field to succeed! I am still in the beginning stages of what I hope will become a long career in research but I do believe that there are better things to come!

Trilochan: Thank you Sujana, all the best!

 

Going to Oxford University: A Dream Come True

20 September 2017, 
Reading, UK 

Ms Sahara Pandit was born in Nepal 19 years ago as the first child to Mr Bishwa Adarsha Pandit, a social activist and an entrepreneur, and Mrs Urmila Adhikari Pandit, a senior nurse who come from a prideful, decent Nepali family. They now live in Reading, UK. Having completed her entire schooling and A-Levels in the UK, Sahara has secured a place to study Medicine at the Oxford University. Trilochan Gautam recently spoke to her on behalf of ‘Londonkathmandu.com’ and she was happy to share her feelings and thoughts as follows.

Trilochan: You are going to start studies at Oxford. How’re you doing? 

Sahara: So excited and just getting ready.  

Trilochan: Did you start your schooling in the UK or in Nepal? 

Sahara: I started nursery here in the UK but I also went to nursery in Nepal for a while before coming here.

Trilochan: When and what course are you starting?

Sahara: I will start studying MBBS this October. The whole course lasts six years.  

Trilochan: So when, and what made you first think about Oxford?

Sahara: Of course, Oxford is a very well reputed university and it is one I have visited several times in my life. From the museums to Bodleian library and the town itself, I fell in love with it and so it became one my aspirations to attend the university.  When researching different universities that did my course, I realised that the structure of Oxford’s MBBS was one that suited me most which was perfect. 

Trilochan: Tell me a few words what helped you gain this place.

Sahara: I think it was very important that I believed in my-self and I also had such a strong support network surrounding me during the process, at home and at school, which encouraged me to apply. I also believe that I worked hard during the past 2 years which made me a suitable candidate to apply. Most of all, I was confident that I wanted to study Medicine and I hope that my passion to do so was obvious during interview.

Trilochan: Do you think this success has in some way connection to the type of school/college you attended?  

Sahara: I did my GCSEs at Reading Girls’ School which is a comprehensive school and A-Levels at Kendrick School Sixth Form which is a grammar school. I do not regret having gone to a comprehensive school as it made me stand out from other applicants and it showed that I could do well with hard work regardless of circumstances. My sixth form did definitely help me with my application as they provided me with all the information I could need to make my decisions.

Trilochan: When and how did you decide you wanted to be a doctor?

Sahara: Getting an opportunity to study Medicine in the world’s number one university is a ‘dream come true’. From a young age, I have always had a strong interest in science and have always enjoyed learning. Studying Biology at GCSE and A-level strengthened my interest and I really came to appreciate the complexity of the human body. I decided that Medicine was the career for me if I wanted to further my knowledge on human anatomy whilst also having a positive impact on people’s lives. One of my strengths is my interpersonal skills and from volunteering at Sue Ryder, a care home and at a charity for autistic children, I decided that I definitely wanted to pursue a career where communication is key. It was only when I had the work experience, the guidance and the confidence that I was able to take the next step that was actually applying to read Medicine at university. 

Trilochan: Whose motivation/inspiration do you count the most? 

Sahara: Ever since I was little, my parents pushed me to do the best I could and motivated me to do even better. During my ups, they would praise and reward me but during my downs, they would console and comfort me. They had the most belief in me and I am very grateful. They reassured me that whenever one door closes, another door opens. My parents supported me every single step of the way through my application. Although it was a busy time for me, it was just as busy for them. They were the ones who had to drive me to university open days and interviews, helped me with interview preparation and provided me with all the resources I could need during my A-levels. Also, my sister Sarathi has been a full source of inspiration and I am ever so thankful for their guidance and aid. 

Trilochan: How challenging was it to secure study at Oxford?

Sahara: The whole application process for Medicine on its own itself is difficult. There are several requirements that you have to fulfil for the course and at Oxford University, the chances of securing a place were even more slim just based on the acceptance rates. In fact, several people did try to tell me to reconsider as I would be losing the chance to apply to another medical school with a higher chance of acceptance. However, I decided to take the shot as it had been my dream university for many years. Firstly, I had to make sure I had the grades so I could actually apply. I worked really hard during Year 12 to come out with good predicted grades so that I meet the entry requirement for Medicine at all universities. This ensured I had plenty of choice as to where I could apply. 

Trilochan: Can you tell us a bit of preparation and the entry exams you faced?

Sahara: In addition to the grades, I took two exams; the UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test) in August after Year 12 and the BMAT (BioMedical Admissions Test) in November of Year 13. Balancing my preparation for the BMAT alongside with A-level work was definitely difficult but it was important to do this so that I didn’t miss my offer if I did receive one. I also kept going to my volunteering sessions to show long term commitment and found work experience at the hospital. After having submitted my personal statement and application with my scores and grades to my chosen universities, I received an invitation to interview at Oxford University in December. Preparing for Medicine interviews is a long process. Some of my friends doing other courses that didn’t require interviews had received offers in October, whereas my last interview was in February. It was important for me to stay patient and focus on being stable.

Trilochan: So a vital part of preparation is also, as you said ‘it was important for me to stay patient and focus on being stable’.

Sahara: Yes it is.

Trilochan: What was the actual interview process like? How exactly you felt proportionate to the gravity of your interest? Nervous, excited, confident?

Sahara : The interview process at Oxford University is different to most universities and lasted two days. For other courses, it could be even longer. As Oxford is a collegiate university, I had interviews at two different colleges which I had applied for. My first choice being The Queen’s College and the second being Magdalen College. I arrived in Oxford on a Saturday morning and was given a room at The Queen’s College to settle down. The college was very friendly and inviting and I didn’t feel excluded at all. I had one interview in the afternoon and one in the evening. I spent a lot of the day in my room, going over my notes on the NHS, any global medical advancement and even my science and maths notes from school. I recalled any scenarios from my work experience that had stood out to me and what they had taught me about being a doctor. The interview itself was very different to any other medicine interviews I had done. I felt nervous but I couldn’t wait to actually get it done because a lot of preparation had led up to that interview.

Trilochan: What kind of questions were you asked and any additional experience to share? 

Sahara: The questions the tutors ask were very random and I believe they wanted to test how I think rather than what I know. I was told prior to the interview that the interviewers are looking for someone they can see themselves teaching; someone who can think out of the box and ask questions. After the interviews, I had dinner at the dining hall of Queen’s College where I met and spoke to other interviewees who applied to a range of courses and we shared our thoughts. It was comforting to know that the other applicants were also slightly nervous. The next morning, I had breakfast in the dining hall and headed over the Magdalen for my second set of interviews. The vibe at the different colleges were different, so I would really recommend people to research and visit the colleges at open days if you are considering applying! Although the interviews were supposed to be quite a nerve-wracking experience, I was saddened when I had to go home because the university had made sure I also had a good time.

Trilochan: This means you were less hopeful? 

Sahara: After actually spending a weekend at the University for the interview, I got a real taste of what it would be like. This made me want an offer even more but I did become less hopeful having seen the number of brilliant applicants that I was competing with. The interview was also difficult and unalike others so I wasn’t sure how well I had handled it.

Trilochan: To your knowledge what percentage of applicants  like you failed to secure a place? Or the rate of unsuccessful applicants if you have researched?

Sahara: In 2017, there were 19,000 applicants for 3200 undergraduate places for all subjects at the university so the overall acceptance rate was 16.8%. However, in my invitation to interview email, I was told that for medicine, they had 1547 applicants and gave out 425 interviews for about 150 places this year. This means that about 90.3% of applicants to Medicine at Oxford University were unsuccessful. 

Trilochan: What speciality of medicine are you interested in?

Sahara: From my volunteering experience, I have realised that I really enjoy talking and working with children and this has sparked a slight bias towards paediatrics. Of course, this could change completely in the next 6 years as I start to experience and learn more about the profession.

Trilochan: So you’ve so far based your speciality goal to part of your past work experience?

Sahara: Yes.  

Trilochan: What goals do you want to achieve, having become a doctor?

After having become a doctor, my ultimate goal would simply be to treat and care for patients. It will be amazing to witness someone’s health improve under my care. My other goal would be to look after my parents and finally be able to give back after all the years that they spent working relentlessly for me and my sister. I’m saving my first paycheque for them!

Trilochan: Well done, Fantastic!

Sahara: Thank you.

Trilochan: How many years do you have to study and what is the course like?

Sahara: The whole Oxford course is 6 years long, is divided into two parts and earns a student two degrees. The preclinical course is 3 years long and includes studying towards the extra degree in addition to the Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) degree. In the preclinical course, I will learn more about the science behind medicine and the research that lays a foundation for the advancement in medicine. The clinical course is the next 3 years and puts more focus on to the patient contact and includes placements where I will be able to apply the knowledge I will learn in the first 3 years, to a practical situation. I understand that is a very long pathway but I am very excited to get started.

Trilochan: What suggestions do you have for your fellow friends and students who may be going through the application process?

Sahara: It is very important to put your course first before your university. Make sure you choose what you would actually like to study before deciding where. If Oxford or Cambridge provides the course that you can see yourself being devoted to, then certainly do apply! Do not undermine yourself because if you don’t try, you won’t succeed. A-levels may seem like the hardest years of your life but remember that it is all worth it in the end if you have an aim in mind that you are adamant in achieving. 

Trilochan: Thank you Sahara.

Sahara: You’re welcome!

हाम्रो मेहेनत त्यसै खेर नजाओस- रेखा पौडेल (सेढाई)

 

हालसालै नेपाल भ्रमणको क्रममा एक ख्यातिप्राप्त नेपाली महिला संगीतकारसंग लण्डन काठमाडौँको तर्फ बाट नारायण कंडेलले छोटो भलाकुसारी गर्ने अबसर जुटाउनु भएको रहेछ। उहाँ  हुनुहुन्छ रेखा पौडेल (सेढाई ) जसले  ठुलो पर्दा,सानो पर्दा ,विभिन्न एल्बमहरु अनि म्युजिक भिडिओहरुमा सबैतिर आफ्नो राम्रो स्थान  बनाई सक्नु भएको छ।   उहाँले हालसालै गर्नु भएको  कुराकानीका केहि अंशहरु यहाँ प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ।

नारायण: नमस्ते, आराम हुनुहुन्छ?

रेखा: हजुर नमस्ते, सन्चै छु ।

नारायण: श्रोतालाई कसरी आफ्नो परिचय दिन चाहनु हुन्छ नि ?

रेखा: श्रोतालाई म संगीतकार रेखा पौडेल (सेढाई ) भनेर चिनाउन चाहन्छु ।

नारायण: संगीत तपाइको सौख,पेशा वा के हो ?

रेखा: संगीत मेरो जिन्दगी हो,यो बिनाको जिन्दगीको कल्पना सम्म मात्र पनि गर्न सक्दिन ।

नारायण: के ले डोरायो नि  यो क्षेत्र तिर ?

रेखा: मेरो पारिबारिक बाताबरण संगीतमय थियो । (अलि भावुक हुदैं ) मेरो पहिलो गुरु मेरो स्वर्गीय  बाबा हुनुहुन्छ, साथमा अहिलेको चर्चित र ब्यस्त गाएक मेरो दाजु सन्जिब कुमार पौडेल मेरो अर्को गुरु हुनुहुन्छ ।वि.सं. २०५९ सालमा चितवन महोत्सबमा आधुनिक गीततर्फ प्रतिस्पर्धी भई बहिनि दुर्गाको शब्द अनि आफ्नै संगीतमा सर्बोत्क्रिस्ट भएपछी बिशेस यस क्षेत्रमा लाग्न प्रेरित भएकी हुं ।


  rekha

नारायण : प्रेरणाको स्रोत के लाई ठान्नु हुन्छ नि ?

रेखा: मैले मेरो बाबा,मम्मी,घर परिवार,गुरु,साथीभाई अनि मलाई माया गर्ने साथै मेरो सृजनालाई माया गर्ने सम्पूर्ण श्रोताहरु समेतलाई मेरो प्रेरणाको स्रोत ठानेको छु।

नारायण: चुनौतिहरु के के छन् नि?

रेखा:  (अलि गम्भिर हुदैं ) प्राय पुरुष संगीतकार हुनु भएको यो क्षेत्रमा चुनौतीहरु धेरै छन् महिला संगीतकारको रुपमा काम गर्न। शुरु शुरुमा संगीत गर्छु भन्दा कसैले बिश्वास गर्नुहुन्थेन ।धेरै गार्हो हुन्थ्यो बिश्वास दिलाउन ।पछि 'आकृति ' एल्बममा मेरो संगीत भएका गीतहरु आएपछि अलि बिश्वास गर्न थाल्नु भयो। महिला भएको कारणले जुन पनि समयमा काम गर्न सक्दिन सो गार्हो छ। आकृति ,अलंकार,अविरल,अनुपम ,आदि एल्बम पछि मुभिमा काम  गर्ने ईच्छा भयो ।शिव रेग्मी सरको नम्बर पत्ता  लगाएर फोन गर्दा उहाले नि बिश्वास गर्नु भएन ।त्यसको ३ महिना पछि भेटेर संगीत सुनाउने अवसर पाएं  ।त्यसपछि २ बर्षको अन्तरालमा उंहाले निर्देशन गर्नु भएको चलचित्र ' फूल' मा एकल संगीतकारको रुपमा काम गर्ने अवसर पाँए । अहिले अन्य चलचित्रहरुमा पनि ब्यस्त छु,यस्तै छ।

नारायण: महिला संगीतकारको अब्बल दर्जा सम्मको यात्रा कस्तो रह्यो?

रेखा: शुरुमा संगीत गर्छु भनेर बिश्वास दिलाउन जति गार्हो भएको थियो नि पछि मेरा सृजनाहरु बजारसम्म आए पछि अनि चलचित्रहरुमा काम गर्दै गएपछि नेपाली भूमिमा जन्मिएर चलचित्रमा संगीत गर्ने पहिलो नेपाली महिला संगीतकारको रुपमा चर्चा हुने अवस्था बन्यो । यो मेरो जिबनको अति खुशीको क्षण  हो अनि यसलाई  म आफ्नो सपना धेरै हदसम्म पुरा भएको क्षणको रुपमा लिन चाहन्छु ।

नारायण: पारिवारिक समझदारी र सहयोग कस्तो छ त ?

रेखा: धेरै नै सपोर्ट गर्नुहुन्छ सबै जनाले । यस मानेमा म भाग्यमानी छु। मेरो कामको पुरा कदर हुन्छ मेरो परिबारमा। मलाई कुनै अफ्ठेरो महशुस भएको छैन संगीतको काम गर्न घरबाट बाहिर निस्किंदा ।

नारायण: कहिले सम्म जारी राख्ने योजना छ यो यात्रालाई?

रेखा: (हाँस्दै ) जिन्दगीको अन्तिम घडी सम्म।

नारायण: नेपालको बहुचर्चित र अति ब्यस्त संगीतकारको दिनचर्या कसरी  बित्छ त ?

रेखा:  विभिन्न सांगीतिक समारोह र रेकर्डिङ्ग मै बित्छ ।

नारायण:  कस्ता श्रोतालाई केन्द्रमा राखेर संगीत बनाउनु हुन्छ नि?

रेखा: प्राय:त कुन समय र उमेरमा कस्तो गित हरु मन पर्छन भनेर पत्ता लगाउन गार्हो छ। जुन पनि गित हिट भैदिन सक्छ सो ९-१० अनि कलेज पढ्ने श्रोतालाई  अलि बढी केन्द्रमा राख्छु,ख्याल भने सबै खाले श्रोताको गर्छु म मेरो सृजनाहरुमा ।

नारायण: कस्ता शब्दकार अनि गायक गायिका संग काम गर्न रुचाउनु हुन्छ?

रेखा: अग्रज शब्दकार किरण खरेल दाई ,डा.कृष्ण हरि बराल दाई जस्ता शब्दकार हरु संग काम गर्न रुचाउछु ।नयाँ  गायक  गायिका देखि पुराना जुन अग्र स्थानमा हुनुहुन्छ जस्तो अन्जु पन्त,राजेश पायल राई ,दिपक लिम्बू ,प्रमोद खरेल,सन्जिब कुमार पौडेल आदि जस्ता गायक गायिकासंग काम गर्न रुचाउछु ।

  rekha

नारायण: आर्थिक उपार्जनको हिसाबले नेपालमा यो क्षेत्र सन्तोषजनक भै सकेको छ त ?

रेखा: आर्थिक हिसाबले त यो क्षेत्रमा बाच्न अझै पनि धेरै गार्हो छ। तर नाम र इज्जत भने छ ।

नारायण: आफू जस्तै केहि गर्न चाहने का लागि दुइ शब्द राखी दिनुस् न !

रेखा: संगीत सम्बन्धि अध्ययन गरेर यो क्षेत्रमा आउनु भयो भने राम्रो हुन्छ । यो क्षेत्रमा आफ्नो काम  प्रतिको बिश्वास तिब्र हुनु पर्छ ।धैर्यता,लगनशिलता,अनुशासन र सम्मान गर्ने जस्ता बानीको विकास पनि हुनु पर्छ भन्न चाहन्छु ।

नारायण: अन्तमा मैले सोध्न बिर्सेको र तपाइलाई भन्न मन लागेको केहि छ कि?

रेखा: तपाई लगायत लण्डन काठमाडौँ टिमलाई मेरो केहि कुरा श्रोता माझ राख्ने अबसर प्रदान गर्नु भएकोमा धेरै धन्यवाद दिन चाहन्छु अनि सम्पूर्ण श्रोता र शुभचिन्तकहरुलाई नेपाली गित संगीत सुनेर आनन्द लिनु हुन अनुरोध गर्दछु ताकि हाम्रो मेहेनत त्यसै खेर नजाओस।  

मृत्युलाई जितेका रिमाल भन्छन्"आत्मबल दुनियाँको सबै भन्दा दर्बिलो 'रामबाण'हुँदोरहेछ"

ब्लड क्यान्सर भन्दा कयौं गुना खतरनाक रोग लागेर अस्पताल परेका केदार रिमाल अन्तत्वगत्वा मृत्युलाई जितेर घर फर्कन सफल भएका छन । बेलायतको रेडिंगमा बसोबास गर्दै आएका रिमाललाइ एच एल एच भन्ने रोग लागेर डाक्टरहरुले एक हप्ता भन्दा बचाउन नसक्ने भनेपछि आफन्त र साथीभाईहरुले मायाँ मारिसकेका थिए । कासरि सम्भव भयो त उपचार? लण्डन काठमाडौँ का तर्फबाट रमेश कायस्थले केदार रिमाल संग गरेको कुराकानीको केहि अंश तल प्रस्तुत गरिएको छ ।

रमेश: कस्तो छ तपाइँको स्वस्थ आजभोली ?
केदार : बास्तबमा भन्नुपर्दा,अहिले मेरो स्वास्थ्य स्थिति मेरा डाक्टरहरुले सोचेभन्दापनि  धेरै नै राम्रो भएको छ ।वहाँहरुको अनुमान त म बाँचिहाले पनि कमसेकम दश बाह्र बर्षसम्म चाहिँ ओछ्यानमै परौँला भन्ने थियो तर म अहिले पूर्णरुपमा सामान्य वा पहिलेको जस्तै नै भएको छु।

रमेश: हाम्रो पाठकहरुलाई बताइदिनुस न के भएको थियो तपाईलाई ?
केदार:
मेरा डाक्टरहरुका अनुसार म एच एल एच (Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)भन्ने अत्यन्तै घातक समस्या बाट ग्रसित भएको थिएँ जुन कुनै रोग भन्दा पनि हाम्रो शरिरभित्र कुनै कारणले सृर्जना हुने अवस्था हो, जस अन्तर्गत शरिरमा एक थरि यस्ता सेलहरुको बिकास हुन्छन जो कलेजो,फियो आदिमा जम्मा भएर रगतका अरु सेलहरुलाई खाइदिन्छन ।हाम्रो शरिरको इम्युन सिस्टम अति नै कमजोर हुन्छ र तुरुन्तै उपचार नभए मानिसको मृत्यु हुन्छ ।

रमेश: यो समस्या कसरी सुरु भयो ? के के लक्षण देखा परे पहिला ?
केदार:
दुइ दिन अगाडि देखि अलि अलि घाँटी दुख्ने भयो,तेश्रो दिन देखि ज्वरो बढेर झण्डै ४१ डिग्री पुग्यो र एम्बुलेन्स द्वारा मलाई सोझै आइ सि यु मा पुर्याइयो ।त्यसपछिका सबै दिनहरुमा लगभग म पुर्ण बेहोसि अवस्थामा धेरै जस्तो समय आइ सि यु मै रहेँ । मुख्य समस्याहरुमा ज्वरो आउने,पशिना धेरै आउने, शरिर काँप्ने,तौल एकदम घट्ने,खाना मन नलाग्ने आदी थिए ।

रमेश: रोग कसरी पत्ता लाग्यो  र त्यो रोग त्यति घातक भन्ने कुरा तपाइँले कतिबेला थाहा पाउनुभयो ?
केदार
: म आफू त धेरैजसो  समय बेहोस नै हुन्थेँ।यो सब कुरा मैले होस आएपछि मात्र  मेरा डाक्टरहरु र आफन्तबाट थाहा भएको हो ।रोयल बार्कसायर  हस्पिटलले रोग पत्ता लगाउन असमर्थ भएपछि अक्स्फोड पठाएछ ।उनिहरुले पनि धेरै प्रयासपछि लगभग तीन हप्ता पछि मात्र मलाई एच एल एच भएको बताउँदै सो समस्याको खास औषधी नभएकोले मेरो आयु बढिमा एक हप्ता हुने बताएछन ।

रमेश: अस्पताल कति बस्नुभो?
केदार: म तीन ओटा अस्पताल गरेर लगातार करिब ७ महिना जति बसेँ।त्यसपछि पनि लगभग एक बर्ष जति प्रत्येक हप्ता अस्पतालमा जानुपर्थ्यो । एक बर्षपछि मेरो अवस्थामा निक्कै नै सुधार आएपछि भने वहाँहरुले एक हप्तालाई दुइ,अनि,तीन गर्दै बिचको ग्याप बढाउँदै लग्नुभयो ।अहिले म प्रत्येक दुइ महिनामा फलो अपका लागि लण्डनको ह्यामरस्मिथ हस्पिटलमा जानुपर्छ ।

  kedar_Rimal

रमेश: यस्तो रोग जुन ब्लड क्यान्सर भन्दा पनि कयौ गुना खतरनाक छ , कसरि सम्भव भयो उपचार ?
केदार: मैले माथि नै भनिसकेँ-सुरुमा मलाई लागेको रोग अत्यन्तै घातक भएको अनि यसको कारण मेरो स्वास्थ्य स्थिति निक्कै नै नाजुक भैसकेको अवस्थामा यसको निदानको निम्ती कुनै भरपर्दो औषधि समेत संसारमा पत्ता नलागेको कारण डाक्टरहरुले मेरो उपचार लगभग असम्भब भएको भन्दै  मेरा आफन्तलाई मलाई माया नै मार्न भन्नु भएछ जुन सन्देश मेरा सबै आफन्तहरुकाँहा पुग्यो र अरु उपाए पनि थिएन । फेरिपनि, मलाई पछि बताइए अनुसार वहाँहरुले प्रयास भने छोड्नु भएन र बिभिन्न औषधिहरुको प्रयोग गरी नै रहनुभयो । नशाबाट दिइने तरल औषधि बाहेक नै एक डोजमा ४२ चक्कि औषधी मलाई खुवाइन तैयार पारेको फोटो मैले पछी निको भएपछि देखेको थिएँ। वहाँहरुले किमोथेरापि समेत्को परिक्षणको रुपमा ८ ओटा किमो दिनुभयो । त्यो सब असफल भएपछि अरु कुनै सम्भाबित औषधिको परिक्षको निम्ती र अन्तिम उपाएको रुपमा बोनम्यारो ट्रान्स्प्लान्ट समेतको निम्ती रक्त बिकार र क्यान्सर समबन्धमा बेलायतकै नाम चलेको लन्डनको ह्यामरस्मिथ हस्पिटल पठाउनु भयो। त्यहाँ मेरो परिवारको सहमतिमा नितान्त नयाँ प्रकारको औषधि अमेरिकामा तैयार गर्न लगाएर मलाई पहिलो पटक प्रयोग गरियो। इश्वरको कृपा र मेरा आफन्तजनहरुको मायाको चमत्कार भन्नुपर्छ मैले,त्यो औषधिले मलाई सकरात्मक परिणाम दियो र मेरा डाक्टरहरु बढी आशावादी हुन थाल्नुभयो । मेरो स्वास्थ्यमा यसरी चमत्कारिक सुधार आउन थालेपछि मेरा डाक्टरहरुले मेरो समस्याको बिषयमा थप रिसर्च गर्ने र मेरो उपचार पनि साथसाथै जारी राख्ने काम गर्नुभयो । यदि औषधिले काम नगरेको खण्डमा अन्तिम बिकल्पका रुपमा बोनम्यारो ट्रान्स्प्लाण्टको निमित डोनर खोज्ने क्रममा मेरा जेठा दाजुको बोनम्यारो मेरोसङ मेल खाने पत्ता लगाएपछि वहाँहरुले मेरो दाइलाई नै बेलायत बोलाउनु भएको थियो। तर,मेरो शरिर अत्यन्तै कमजोर भएको कारण ट्रान्स्प्लाण्टको कार्य असफल हुने बलियो सम्भबनालाई बिचार गरेर मेरा डाक्टरहरुले त्यो काम तत्कालका लागि स्थगित गरि बरु औषधिको प्रयोग परिक्षणको रुपमा प्रयोग गर्दै जानु भयो,जुन अहिले सम्म जारी छ । आजसम्म म त्यही औषधिले हो वा अन्य कारणले ठिक छु। अस्पतालले मेरो दाइको बोनम्यारो निकालेर  अझै सम्म पनि त्यहाँको फृजमा राखेकै छ कि मेरो समस्या फेरि दोहोरिएमा त्यो प्रयोग गर्न सकियोस ।

रमेश: कति जति खर्च भयो तपाइको उपचार गर्न?
केदार: औपचारिक रुपमा त यस्ता खर्चका कुराहरु यहाँका अस्पतालहरुले बिरामिलाई भन्दैनन तर मेरो केश खास भएको कारण वहाँहरुले एउटा सम्मेलनमा म बाँच्न सफल भएको खुशियाली ब्यक्त गर्ने क्रममा 'मेरो उपचारमा लगभग (Three Million Pounds) ५० करोडनेपाली रुपैयाँ जति खर्च भएको र त्यो खेर नगएको’ कुरा बताउनुभएको थियो। बेलायतमा  स्वास्थ उपचार निशुल्क हुने भएकोले मेरो परिवार आर्थिक मारमा भने पर्नु परेन।

रमेश: तपाई अचेत व अर्धचेत अवस्थामा अस्पताल हुदाको अनुभव एकपटक फेसबुकमा लेख्नुभएको थियो , केहि सम्झना छ?
केदार: करिब सात महिनाको मेरो अस्पतालको बसाइमा मैले धेरैजसो समय त आइ सि यु मा र अचेत अवस्थामा नै बिताएँ। त्यो बेलामा  मेरो दिमागमा आएका कुराहरु धेरै अचम्मका र नपत्त्याउने खालका छन जसलाई डाक्टरहरुले आफ्नो भाषामा 'हलुसिनेसन' भन्दारहेछन ।तर,त्यो क्रममा एक पटक मेरा शरिरका सबै भितृ अङ्गहरुले काम गर्न छोडे र म एक प्रकारले मरेको कारण लाईफ सपोर्ट मेशिनमा राखियो। त्यो बेलाको मेरो अनुभब भने बिशेश प्रकारको छ जुन मैले पछि फेसबुकमा राखेको थिएँ ।मेरो बुझाइमा म त्यो बेला मृत्युलोकमा नै पुगेको थिएँ जुन बेला मैले देखेका दृश्यहरु र भोगेका घटनाहरु बताउन यहाँ सम्भब छैन ।

रमेश: उपचारको क्रममा मनोपरामर्श पनि गर्नुभयो?
केदार:
जब कुनै मान्छे एक ढङ्गले मरेर उसलाई 'भेण्टिलेशन'मा राखिन्छ त्यो बेला उसले अनुभब गर्ने वा देख्ने कुरा अत्यन्तै भयाभह हुन्छ्न भन्ने हिसाबको कुरा गर्दै मलाई भेण्टिलेशनबाट निकालिएपछि अस्पतालले खटाएका मनोबिद वा बिज्ञहरु  धेरै पटक म सङ्ग आएर निक्कै कुराहरु सोध्नु भएको थियो र आवश्यक परे कुनै पनि परामर्श दिन तैयार रहेको कुरा पनि बताउनु भएको थियो। तर,मलाई त्यो सब आबश्यक परेन। त्यो कुराले वहाँहरु चकित पर्दै 'तपाइँको आँत्माबल र मनोबल लाई हामी मान्छौँ' भन्दै जानु भएको थियो ।कहिलेकाहिँ वहाँहरु ठट्टा गर्दै भन्नुहुन्थ्यो,"यस्तो अवस्थामा पुगेर त्यस्तो कुरा भोग्दा पनि यसरि ढुक्क ढङ्गले सामान्य मान्छेको जस्तै रहन सक्ने दर्बिलो मनोबल कसरी प्राप्त गर्नुभयो? तपाइँ कुनै रहस्यमय फकिर(योगि) भएर पनि यहाँ हामिलाई सरप्राइज दिन ढाँटिरहनुभएको त छैन! इन्डियनहरु त यस्तो चमत्कार गर्नमा पनि माहिर हुन्छन रे....!(सबै डाक्टरहरुलाई म नेपालि भन्ने कुरा थाह नहुन पनि सक्थ्यो र गहुँ गोरो जसलाई पनि यहाँका मान्छेहरु पहिला इन्डियन भनेर ठान्छन) त्यस्तो रहस्य हामिलाई पनि बताइदिनुस न! तपाइँ त हिन्दू गुरु(पन्डित) र ज्युतिषबिद पनि हुनुहुन्छ रे---हामी तपाइँको चेला बन्न तैयार छौँ",आदी आदि..

रमेश: तपाइँ त ज्योतिष शास्त्रको पनि ज्ञान राख्नुहुन्छ, घर परिवारमा आफुलाई दशा लागेको कुरा पहिले नै भन्नु हुन्थ्यो रे ,केहि संकेत थियो यस्तो हुने?
केदार: त्यो सङ्केत मलाई थियो-म मारक दशाको प्रभाबमा थिएँ ।फेरिपनि मैले त्यो कुरा परिवारलाई पहिल्यै नै बताउनु ब्यबहारिक थिएन। मेरो शरिरले देखाएका केहि सङ्केतहरु भने मैले मेरो परिवारलाई बताएको थिएँ । अर्को कुरा,म के कुरामा अहिले पनि बिश्वस्त छु भने हामिले जे कुरा भोग्नु पर्छ--त्यो नभोगि सुखै छैन। त्यसकारण त्यो सवालमा ज्यादा चिन्तन मनन गर्नुको अर्थ थिएन। तर ज्योतिषिय हिसाबले मेरो लग्न र लग्नेश दुबै बलियो भएकाले म मरिहाल्छु भन्ने चाहिँ थिएन! बिरामी पर्नु ठिक अगाडिसम्म  ८० किलोको म बिमारी अवस्थाको करीब डेढ महिनामै झण्डै ४० किलोको हुँदाको मेरो अवस्था देख्दा र मेरो बिषयमा डाक्टरहरुले गरेका कुरा सुन्दा मेरा आफन्तहरुले भने मलाई निश्चय नै माया मार्नुभएको थियो जुन स्वभाबिक नै थियो । म भित्र लुकेर रहेको इश्वरप्रतिको अगाध आस्था र त्यसको परिणामस्वरुप म भित्र बिकाश भएको आँत्माबलको बिषयमा वहाँहरु सबै ज्ञात हुने कुरै थिएन । बरु अहिले आएर वाहाँहरु सबैले यो कुरा महसुस गरिरहनुभएको हुन सक्छ ।

रमेश: रोग लग्नु अघि र मृत्युलाई जितेर आएपछि तपाइको जिवनलाइ हेर्ने दृष्टिकोणमा के परिबर्तन आएको छ ?
केदार: जीवन र जगत के हो,अनि खासमा चेतनाको सुरुआत कहाँबाट र कसरी भयो भन्ने कुरा जान्ने उत्सुक्ता म मा सानैदेखी नै थियो। यही मूल प्रश्नको उत्तरको खोजिमा मैले भौतिक बिज्ञान अनि यससंग समबन्धित धेरै वाद र सिद्धान्तहरुको दुनियाँ चाहारेँ ।तिनिहरु सबैले केवल पदार्थको बिषयमा त धेरै कुरा बताए तर मेरो प्रमुख प्रश्न ‘चेतना’को सवालमा आएर मौन रहे ।त्यसपछि,म अध्यात्मिक सन्सारको बिचारणमा लागेँ । त्यसले चेतनाको सवालमा अमुर्तरुपमा नै किन नहोस,धेर थोर केहि कुरा बोल्यो अनि मलाई साँच्चै नै लाग्यो कि जिबन भनेको साँच्चै नै कुनै न कुनै शक्तिबाट मायाको रुपमा प्रकट हुने एक प्रकारको लीला नै हो ।मैले त्यो शक्तिलाई इश्वर भनेर बुझेँ र त्यसपछी ममा त्यो शक्तिप्रति अगाध आस्थाको बिकाश भयो ।त्यसैले मलाई सत्यता,धर्म र परउपकारको बाटोमा लाग्न प्रेरित गर्‍यो। ठुलो आत्मबलको रहस्यमय शक्ति म भित्र जगाइदियो जसकै साहारामा मैले मृत्युसँग जुझ्न सक्ने अवस्था सिर्जना भयो ।

अब मलाई लागेको छ,मेरो यो जिबन निस्चय नै त्यही परमशक्तिको देन हो अनि उसैले कुनै न कुनै कारण मलाई यो उपहार प्रदान गरेको छ ।मेरो बुझाइमा त्यो कारण भनेको अरु केहि नभै सत्यता र धर्मको मार्ग अपनाउँदै आफूलाई सकेसम्म दया,धर्म,परोपकार आदि कार्यमा लगाउनु नै हो ।

रमेश: अन्तमा हाम्रा पठाकहरुलाई केहि भन्न चाहनुहुन्छ ?
केदार: म जाहाँ पुगेर पनि फेरी फर्केर आउन सकेँ, त्यो सँसारमा बिरलै हुने कुरा हो ।मैले मृत्युशैयामा जे भोगेँ त्यसको आधारमा भन्नु पर्दा,जब हामी त्यो अवस्थामा पुग्छौँ हामी नितान्तै एक्लो हुन पुग्छौँ। हामिलाई बिस्तारै बिस्तारै सबै आफन्तहरुले माया मार्दै गरेको आभास हुन्छ। हामिलाई यो लोकको भन्दा अब जानुपर्ने परलोकको चिन्ताले सताउन थाल्छ। दुइ चार बर्ष बसेको एउटा डेरा छोड्नु पर्दा त हामिलाई कती गार्हो हुन्छ,नयाँ ठाउँ कस्तो होला आदी कुराले सताउँछ भने त्यहाँ त जीवन नै त्याग्न बाध्य भएर  अर्को कुनै दुनियाँको यात्रा तय गर्नुपर्ने हुन्छ जसको बारेमा हामिलाई शुन्य प्रतिशत पनि ज्ञान हुन्न-त्यो अवस्थामा हाम्रो  हाल कस्तो होला(जो मेरो भएको थियो)तपाइहरु आफै अनुमान लगाउन सक्नुहुन्छ । वरिपरि आफ्नो छेउमा रहेका मान्छेहरु पनि पराइ जस्ता लाग्न थाल्छन। उनिहरुले यो दुनियाँको कुरा गरेको सुन्दा आफूलाई निराशा लाग्छ । झन यदि जीवनभर हामिले केवल आफ्नो स्वार्थ र भौतिक शुखको लागि अरुलाई सताएका छौँ र अरु बिबिध पाप गरेका छौँ भने त्यो बेलामा हामिलाई असाध्यै ग्लानि,पश्चाताप र छट्पटिले खान्छ कि हामिलाई मृत्युदेखि डर लाग्न थाल्छ। अहिलेको खराब कर्मको फलस्वोरुप हाम्रो अर्को जुनी पिडादायि हुने वा आफू नरकमा पर्ने भयले हामिलाई यसरि सताउँछ  कि हामी बास्तबिक रुपमा मर्नु अगाडि नै आँत्मिक रुपमा मर्छौँ त्यसैकारणले गर्दा हामिलाई डाक्टरहरुले अमृत नै खुवाए पनि भयङ्कर रुपले गिरेको हाम्रो आँत्माबलले नै घुँडा टेक्छ र हाम्रो स्वास्थ सुध्रेर हामी बाँच्न सक्ने सम्भाबना न्युन हुन पुग्छ ।

तर,त्यसको ठिक उल्टो यदि हामिले जीवनमा जानी जानी कुनै अपराध गरेका छैनौँ,सत्यतालाई साथ दिएका छौँ र इश्वरप्रती पुर्ण भरोसा गरेका छौँ भने हामिलाई मृत्यु त्राशपुर्ण लाग्दैन। हाम्रो अर्को जुनी नबिग्रेने र बाँकी सबै दुनियाँले हामीलाई माया मारे पनि इश्वरले साथ दिने आशा र भरोसा हामीमा जाग्छ। यसले हाम्रो हिम्मत र आँत्माबल बढ्छ जसले हामिलाई मृत्युसँग लड्न सक्ने ताकत दिन्छ। र अन्तिम परिणाम स्वरुप हामिले चमत्कारको रुपमा नया जीवन प्राप्त गर्न सक्छौँ जसरि मैले सकेँ। बास्तबमा यही नै हो मेरा डाक्टरहरुले मेरो बँचाइलाई पुनर्जन्म र चमत्कार भन्नुको पछडिको रहस्य । इश्वरप्रतिको अटल आस्था र त्यसकै कारण सिर्जना हुने आँत्माबल जुन दुनियाँका सबै औषधिहरु भन्दा पनि बढी दर्बिलो 'रामबाण'हुँदोरहेछ।

त्यसैले,मित्रहरु,तपाइँहरु पनि यस्तै कुनै न कुनै प्रकारको घातक रोग वा अन्य कुनै समस्याबाट ग्रस्त हुनुहुन्छ भने हिम्मत नहार्नुस-आफ्नो आँत्मलाई दह्रो बनाएर आफूले समय अनुसार गर्नुपर्ने कर्तब्य गर्दै रहनुभयो भने अन्तिमसम्ममा पनि कुनै चमत्कार हुनसक्छ । आशावादी बनेर इश्वरप्रति भरोसा राख्नुस र सधैँ आफूलाई सहि कर्ममा मात्र लगाउनुस कि अन्त्यमा मृत्युशैयामा हुँदा आफ्नै आँत्माले आफूलाई नै नधिकारोस। इश्वरप्रतिको चिन्तन र सत्यताको साथले आँत्माबल बढ्छ,दुख र पिडासँग लड्न सक्ने दिब्य शक्ति प्राप्त हुन्छ।

जाँदा जाँदै,मेरो निम्ती त्यती धेरै खर्च गरेर र त्यस्ता माहान स्वास्थ्यकर्मिहरु को ब्यबस्थागरेर यो राष्ट्र र यहाँको सिस्टमले मलाई लगाएको गुन कहिल्यै भुल्ने छैन ।मेरो आफ्नै देश वा अन्यत्र कतै भएको भए मेरो हाल के हुन्थ्योहोला,कल्पना मात्र गर्न पनि मलाई सम्भब छैन । मलाई अति नै माया गरेर र मेरो निम्ती हरप्रकारले प्रार्थना गर्न्नुहुने अनि त्यो जटिल अवस्थामा मेरो परिवारलाई ढाडस दिँदै हरप्रकारको सहयोग गर्नुहुने मेरा सबै मान्यजन,आफन्त र इष्टमित्रहरु प्रती नतमस्तक छु-अन्तमा मलाई यसरि आफ्नो कुरा राख्ने मौका दिनु भएकोमा लण्डन काठ्माण्डु डट कम  को सम्पुर्ण टिमलाई नै हार्दिक कृतज्ञता अर्पण गर्न चाहान्छु ।

नेपाली गीत संगीतलाई माया गरिदिनु होस-गायक सन्जिब कुमार पौडेल

सन्जिब कुमार पौडेल नेपाली संगीतमा आसलाग्दो अनुहार हो ।अठोट र अतृप्त  जस्ता चर्चित गीति एल्बम मार्फत नेपाली संगीत बजारमा परिचय बनाई सकेका गायक पौडेल संग  लण्डन-काठमाडौँका  नारायण कंडेलले गरेको भलाकुसारीका केहि अंश प्रस्तुत गर्ने जमर्को गरेका छौ.....

नारायण : आराम हुनुहुन्छ ?
सन्जिब :  सन्चै छु, राम्रै चलिराखेको छ।

नारायण : आफ्ना प्रिय श्रोताहरु र लण्डन- काठमाडौँको पाठकहरुलाई आफ्नै शब्दमा कसरि परिचय दिनुहुन्छ  ?
सन्जिब : म नवलपरासी, दिव्यपूरी - ४  केउरेनी मा जन्मिएर ५२ /५३  साल देखी दिव्यपूरी - १  गर्दुवा मा बसोवास गर्दै आएको छु।म सन्जिब कुमार पौडेल। गीत ,संगीत र गायनमा आबद्ध छु।  

नारायण : अनि कसरी यो गायन क्षेत्रमा लाग्नु भो नि ?
सन्जिब : मेरो बाबा स्व. किशोर पौडेल, उहाँले गीत गाउनु हुन्थ्यो, बाजाहरु विशेष गरी हारमोनियम, मेन्डोलिन बजाउनु हुन्थ्यो। त्यसैको प्रभाव हो।

नारायण : प्रेरणाको श्रोत सम्झिनु पर्दा   … ?
सन्जिब : मेरा पिता एवं संगीत गुरु भन्न रूचाउछु म, मेरो बाबा नै हुनुहुन्छ मेरो प्रेरणाको स्रोत।।म सानो छदा नै बाबाको संगतले गर्दा गीत गाउन अनि हारमोनियम, मेन्डोलिन बजाउन सक्ने भईसकेको थिएँ। त्यहि एउटा बालकको सपना अनि उद्देश्य बन्यो संगीत र आज संजीव कुमार पौडेलको रूपमा सबै माझ छ।

नारायण :यस क्षेत्रलाई नै रोज्नुको कारण ?
सन्जिब :आजकल यस्तो लाग्छ कि मरेर लानु के नै रहेछ र, संसारबाट बिदा भए पछि पनि सबैले सम्झिने एउटा काम गरेर जाउ भनेर पनि हो।

नारायण : कत्तिको सन्तुष्ठ हुनु हुन्छ त ?
सन्जिब : सन्तुष्ट छु त्यसकारण पनि लागीराखेको छु।।

नारायण : चुनौतीहरु के लाई पाउनु भो नि ?
सन्जिब :. यस क्षेत्रमा सबैभन्दा ठुलो चुनौती भनेकै लगानीको प्रतिफल नआउनु हो। कुनै पनि क्षेत्रमा निरन्तर रूपमा लागिरहन आर्थिक रूपमा सबल हुनु जरूरी रहेछ, मलाई पनि समयले दिएको ज्ञान हो यो। एक दुई गीतहरू चर्चित (hit)  भए भने प्रोग्राम, concerts हरुबाट आयआर्जन हुने एउटा पाटो भने छ।

नारायण : के होस् भन्ने चाहनु हुन्छ यो क्षेत्रको उज्जल भबिस्यको लागि ?
 सन्जिब :रोयल्टीको कुरा जुन एउटा सर्जकले, स्रस्टाले पाउनु पर्ने हो त्यसलाई व्यवस्थित गरियोस र दर्शक श्रोतालाई पनि एउटा आग्रह छ, नेपाली गीत संगीतलाई माया गरिदिनु होस।

नारायण : तपाईको अति खुसि हुदाको  क्षण..  ?
सन्जिब :यो ५८ /५९  तिरको कुरा हो, नवलपरासीको दलदले भन्ने ठाउंमा एउटा क्लब द्वारा एउटा सांस्कृतिक कार्यक्रममा मेरो बाबालाई सम्मान गरिएको थियो जुन कार्यक्रममा मलाई पनि युवा गायक, युवा संगीतकार भनेर सम्मान गरिएको थियो जहां बाबाले खुशीका आँसू झार्नु भयो म प्रति गौरवान्वित महसूस गर्दै। त्यो क्षण कहिले पनि बिर्सन सक्दिन।

नारायण : तपाईको सबल पक्ष्य के हो जस्तो लग्छ नि ?
सन्जिब :. गायकी अनि साधारण पन। 

नारायण : अनि  कमजोरी नि ?
सन्जिब : छिटो अरुलाई विश्वास गर्ने बानी अनि अली भावुक छु म। 

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नारायण : तपाइबाट श्रोताहरुले बिशेस  के अपेक्षा गर्ने त ?
सन्जिब :. एउटा गायकसँग अरु त के नै आशा हुन्छ र, राम्रो गीत संगीतहरु नै हो।

नारायण : तपाई को कुन गीत श्रोताले सुनुन भन्ने चाहनु हुन्छ नि ?
सन्जिब : सबै गीतमा मेहनत बराबर गरीन्छ। सबै गीत सबैले मन पराउनु हुनेछ भन्ने आशा लिएर नै काम गरिएको हुन्छ। त्यसैले सबै गीत सुनिदिनुस भन्न चाहन्छु।

नारायण : कस्तो स्वादका श्रोता तपाईको कलाका भोका होलान जस्तो लाग्छ  नि ?
सन्जिब : मैले सबै श्रोतालाई समेट्ने गीतहरू गाएको छु जस्तो लाग्छ। कुनै गीत लोकगीत प्रकृतिको छ, कुनै आधुनिक त कुनै पप फ्लेवरका छन। त्यसकारण पनि मेरा गीतहरूले सबै खाले श्रोतालाई समेट्छन।

नारायण : आफ्ना श्रोता हरुलाई केहि भन्न चाहनु हुन्छ कि ?
सन्जिब : नेपाली गीत संगीतलाई माया गरिदिनु होला। मेरा गीतहरू सुनेर प्रतिक्रिया व्यक्त गरिदिनु होला जसले मलाई अझै अगाडी बढ्न हौसला प्रदान गर्नेछ।

नारायण : मैले सोध्न बिर्सेको अनि हजुरलाई सोधेको भए हुन्थ्यो भन्ने केहि छ कि ?
सन्जिब : मलाई निरन्तर सहयोग गर्ने मेरी बैनी संगीतकार रेखा पौडेललाई धेरै धेरै धन्यवाद दिन चाहन्छु, हजुरहरु सबै लन्डन काठमांडू अनलाइन परिवारलाई आफ्ना कुराहरू श्रोताहरु माझ राख्ने मौका दिनुभयो, त्यसका लागी धेरै धेरै धन्यवाद दिन चाहन्छु।

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