Humla: Regular classes are being held in two schools of North Namkha village municipality of Humla even during the Lockdown. Two schools in Halji and Zhang villages of North Namkha Municipality-6 Limi, also known as Trans-Himalayan, are still conducting regular classes. Chhiring Mendak Tamang, a teacher at Sunkhani Primary School, said that the school has been operating since the beginning of the new academic session last February.
Nepali textbooks as well as Tibetan language and knowledge are taught in Sunkhani Primary School. At present, 45 students are studying in this school. Karnajit Budha, headmaster of the school, said that the local teachers were teaching as the outside teachers could not be present as it was still snowing in Jang and Halji villages.
Similarly, Bhrukuti Primary School in Jang village in Ward 6 is also conducting classes. Even though the government teachers have not reached the school, the local contract teachers are teaching. Teachers are not able to go to Limi when the two checkpoints are closed due to snow . In these schools, breakfast and lunch have been arranged in the school with the help of parents. Arrangements have been made for all the students and teachers of the village to take turns cooking and feeding the students and teachers.
According to Paljor Tamang, chairperson of Ward No. 6, the lockdown has no effect in the inner part of the Limi Valley and the study is being held due to the local rule that no one from other places can come. Chief of the Education Development and Coordination Unit, Bishnu Bahadur Shahi, said that there was no information about the operation of the school. Limi can be reached after a four-day walk from the district headquarters Simkot.