Gurung dai of Chitre village shares secret of his happiness

“I still don’t understand why people migrate to the cities when you have everything here,” says Mekh Bahadur Gurung, Chitre-2, Parbat.

The couple of Mekh Gurung and his wife Vhim Kumari is among the few families who have returned Chitre after few months’ “dreadful” experience in the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara.

“I am going back to cities again even if I am given Rs. 100,000 a month,” Grung says.

Mekh and Vhim Gurung on the yard of their home

All of his sons and daughters have left the village home for jobs and other comforts in the cities. Gurung and his wife Vhim Kumari live a peaceful and healthy life in a beautiful stone house that faces a majestic Mt. Fishtail.

“My sons have left for wealth and comfort. But I am not going to go anywhere. I have everything there, there is no loadshedding, no shortage of water and fresh air,” says Gurung dai. Along with other members in his community, he runs a home stay service also in his home.

A group of 10 visitors, including five journalists form Nepal Television, OnlineKhabar, ABC news and UNDP, who stayed overnight in Gurung dai’s home left the next morning with some sort of inspiration that would always make them miss the life wise people of Chitre are living.

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