‘Values Are The Biggest Assets’

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Nov. 21, 2010, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. 04 No.-11, Nov 19 2010 (Mangsir 03, 2067)

ANURADHA KOIRALA spoke about various issues related to girl trafficking.

How do you feel on being nominated by CNN as one of the 10 Heroes of 2010?
I feel a sense of added responsibility because of the recognition. The selection as CNN’s one of the top 10 Heroes means that I should strive harder in the field of Human Trafficking.

How has the tactics been over the years?
At first, we were only dealing with girls being trafficked to India. But now, we receive cases from overseas, in the gulf countries. Plus there are dance bars and massage parlors in Kathmandu.

What made you leave the classroom and campaign against women trafficking?
Since there were so many of our girls being trafficked, the whole of Nepal was being viewed in a vulgar manner. When I visited India, I noticed that many men gave us the lewd look and accused that Nepalese sell their daughters and sisters. I was affected by all these.

Besides hard work, what other values are essential in a good human being?
Values are the biggest assets that a person carries. I view honesty and discipline as the most important values. Also, I also find dedication towards one’s work is a highly desirable value.


 

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