मेरो प्रारम्भिक गीतलेखन एवम् रचनागर्भ

बिक्रम सम्बतले त्यस्तै २०३०/३२ सालतिर नेपालको एक विकट उत्तरपूर्वी जिल्ला ताप्लेजुङको आठराई हाङपाङमा सरस्वती माद्यमिक विद्यालयमा त्यस्तै १२/१४ वर्षको नवराज सुब्बा नामको एउटा विद्यार्थी केटो ८/१० कक्षामा पढ्दथ्यो । हाइस्कुल छेउमै घर भएकाले गुरुहरुको संगतले होला हारमोनियम टयाँटयाँटुँटुँ गरेको देखेर सुनेर तथा गीत गाउन नाच्न फ¥याक फुरुक गरेको देखेर होला त्यसबेला विद्यालयका प्रधानाध्यापक गणेशबहादुर राई तथा संगीत शिक्षक बेनु चुँडालले यदाकदा उसलाई केही विद्यार्थीहरुका साथ अन्तिम घंटीमा गीत रिहर्सल गर्न अर्थात् गीत छान्न, गाउन, नाच्न अभ्यास गराउन भनी अर्हाउने गर्नु हुन्थ्यो । Continue reading मेरो प्रारम्भिक गीतलेखन एवम् रचनागर्भ

TU 41st Convocation Day

TU Convocation day note: The Ph.D. holders, toppers and all graduated students from the faculties in Tribhuvan University took part overwhelmingly in an august gathering  of 41st convocation on Dec 2, 2015, at Dasharath Stadium Kathmandu. Right honourable president of Nepal, Chancellor of TU or prime minister of Nepal and distinguished academicians were present on the occasion. 


Research articles including from my Ph.D. thesis are available on this website or also on the blog and else.  http://nrsubba.blogspot.com/p/research.html

हामी पहिले नेपाली

हामी पहिले नेपाली अनि मात्र अरू
देश टुक्रिन दिदैनौं ज्यान दिन्छौं बरु ।

नेपाली चिनाउँने हिमाल सगरमाथा
अरनीको कला र गोर्खाली वीरगाथा
अखण्ड यो भूखण्ड हो यही स्वाभिमान
फुट्नलाई हैन जुट्नलाई गरौं बलिदान ।

माघीनाच, धाननाच, सिरुवा अनि रोदी
झाँगडनाच, देउडा, झिंन्झिया हुन् ढुकढुकी
हामीलाई बचाउने संस्कृति छ महान्
फुट्नलाई हैन जुट्नलाई गरौं बलिदान ।

Articles Published

*Suicides in Ilam District of Nepal
American Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 137-141
Received: Sep. 20, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 29, 2015; Published: Oct. 12, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.11  Click

*Traditional Practices on Mother and Child Health Care in Rajbanshi Community of Nepal (Nawa Raj Subba) American Journal of Health Research Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages:310-317. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.18  CLick

*Postpartum Depression Relating to Smoking and Drinking Habits of Husbands Among Rajbanshi Mothers in Nepal (Nawa Raj Subba*, Shishir Subba) American Journal of Health Research. Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages:293-297. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.15 Click


Articles published in different scientific journals

12. Traditional and Modern Maternal and Child Health Care Practices and Effects among Rajbanshi community in Nepal.
This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study on the Rajbanshi of Nepal in 2010. The common theories in Ethnographic/Indigenous Psychological perspective, Social Construction theories and Public Health perspectives have navigated the study. This study poses both qualitative and quantitative methods: interviews, observations and examinations. Household samples were randomly taken and clusters taken by purposive sampling method. Altogether 1514 people accounted in samples. Tools were semi-structured questionnaires, checklists, EPDS, weighing machine and measuring tape.Rajbanshi community is one of the marginalized indigenous people resided in the southeastern part of Nepal. They have unique tradition and culture. They have owned traditional health care practices. Guru Gosai and Gosai are traditional healers. In the Rajbanshi tradition, the causes of diseases and illnesses are deities, witchcraft, evil spirits, the touch of pithiya/chhatka and dirty environment or poor sanitation. They diagnose disease by looking at jokhana. After the findings, they treat patients by chanting of mantra or jharphuk, jadibuti, buti, ferani or bhakal. They are mainly taking modern care services from different levels private clinics/nursing home/hospitals and public health post/hospitals simultaneously.In the study 93.87% samples adopted modern and traditional dual practices concurrently. 74.14% samples visited local medical clinics, and 14.41% visited hospitals for the treatment at first.  Total 28% samples adopted solely modern care where nobody adopted solely traditional practices. However, 11.50% samples took traditional care at first for the mother and the child care. 16% pregnant took first care from traditional healers. The study also identified the trend of traditional and modern care practices. Hospital delivery increased from 30.67% to 69.33% between first and last deliveries where home delivery decreased to 29.23% from 69.33%.In spite of good access to modern care services the maternal and child mortality rates estimated high in those who are very poor, illiterate, remote and traditional practicing families in the community. Likewise, children with underweight were in an alarming situation (72.53%) in those who are very poor, labor, illiterate, rural and traditional practicing. Postpartum depression in mothers associated with their stress and sleeplessness were statistically significant. The PPD in mothers also tested with husband’s smoking habit and find statistically highly significant (p=<.0001).  Women of three groups are vulnerable: 1. Pithiya is a woman whose baby has died or stillbirth. 2. Chhatka is a mother who is suffering from abortion. 3. Tantra/mantra practicing women. These women are considered as causes of diseases. In such sociocultural circumstances, they become victims of social stigma.Traditional practices involve local barbers to cut the umbilical cord during delivery. They shave newborn’s head with the traditional knives after few days of the delivery. They are unsafe and can cause infection including neonatal tetanus. They need training on using sterile blades. Awareness of reproductive rights in mothers needs to rise. They need integrated mental health program. More nutritional programs required for the children.  Thesis download

11. Managing Hepatitis Outbreak in Biratnagar Nepal
This is a review article on jaundice outbreak occurred in Biratnagar during April-July 2014. The study reviewed the reports on hepatitis outbreak presented by District Public Health Officer Morang during a seminar organized by Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) meetings and HMIS (Health Management Information System) database. District Public Health Office (DPHO) recorded 2,789 Jaundice patients in Morang district including Biratnagar city. Most of the patients (80.67%) recorded from Biratnagar. In the outbreak sex ratio of female to male was 0.56:1. Hepatitis infection was highest among 15-29 age groups and noticed remarkable among 15 to 54 years age groups. District Disaster Management Committee declared the outbreak in Biratnagar on April 28 when 95 jaundice patients recorded in the hospitals. The number reached at peak level 176 patients on May 6 and the trend came downward to normal level on July 8, 2014. Total 12 deaths recorded in the outbreak. Of them 8 deaths recorded from Biratnagar, 3 deaths from Morang district and 1 death from Saptari district. In Biratnagar ward No. 11 listed 5 deaths, ward No. 8 listed 2 deaths and ward No. 3 listed 1 death. Case fatality rate in the Biratnagar outbreak calculated as 0.43%. The causes of hepatitis infection were hepatitis viruses E and A. The transmission of infection in Biratnagar was due to sewage contamination through leaking pipes in water distribution. The level of community awareness on taking safe water observed in the Biratnagar. Before the outbreak, people used to drink tap water without treatment. After the outbreak, people changed their behavior to boil or filter water to drink in houses. Many people started to purchase mineral water in jars and bottles from the market. However, government water supply system in Biratnagar is poor which demands an upgrade to meet WHO standard of drinking water.
To cite this article
Nawa Raj Subba, Managing Hepatitis Outbreak in Biratnagar Nepal, Science Journal of Public Health. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2015, pp. 808-814. doi: 10.11648/j.sjph.20150306.12
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10. Suicides in Ilam District of Nepal
American Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 137-141
Received: Sep. 20, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 29, 2015; Published: Oct. 12, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.11 Views 29 Downloads 4
Nawa Raj Subba, Department of Psychology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
To cite this article
Nawa Raj Subba, Suicides in Ilam District of Nepal, American Journal of Applied Psychology. Vol. 4, No. 6, 2015, pp. 137-141. doi: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.11Abstract
This is a review of suicides through post-mortem reports committed in Ilam district of Nepal. The review is base on all total 112 post-mortem reports of three consecutive fiscal years (2001/02, 3002/03, 2003/04) available in District Health Office Ilam. Epi-Info software used to analyze the samples in the computer. Findings showed the ethnic distribution of the samples was indigenous Janajati 53.7%, Brahmin 29.5%, Dalit 8.9% and Chhetri 8%. Sex ratio of female to male was 2:1. The mean age of suicide noticed in male 34 years and in female 35 years. Suicides from Ilam municipality, Mangalbare and Maipokhari villages recorded high. Means of suicides were hanging 71.43%, organophosphate poisoning 12.5% and weapon 1.79%, fire 1.79%, fall 1.79%, and drown 0.89%. The highest suicides noted in 20-29 ages group. The trend of suicides was increasing over the past 11 years (1992-2003) in the district.Keywords
Suicide, Demographic Information, Trend, Ilam Nepal.

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कदर पत्र प्रदान

२०७२ जेठ २ गते विराटनगर ।
त्रिभुवन विश्व विद्यालयबाट स्वास्थ्य मनोविज्ञानमा विद्यावारिधि (पिएचडि) गरे बापत डा. नवराज सुब्बालाई किरात याक्थुड चुम्लुड विराटनगर शाखाले सम्मानित गरेको छ । मनोज मेन्याड्बोको अध्यक्षतामा भएको चुम्लुडको पाँचौ अधिवेशनमा कियाचु केन्द्रीय सदस्य नारायण यक्सोले डा. सुब्बालाई कदर पत्र प्रदान गर्नुभयो । उक्त अवसरमा किरात याक्थुड चुम्लुड विराटनगर शाखा, मोरड जिल्लाका पदाधिकारीहरु, जनजाति महासंघका पदाधिकारीहरु तथा विशिष्ठ व्यक्तिहरुको समेत उपस्थिति रहेको थियो ।

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भूकम्पको प्रतिध्वनि (Poem)

– डा. नवराज सुब्बा

आस्थाको आकाश
हिजो खसेकै थियो
टेकेको धरती धस्यो आज
घामपानी छेक्ने घरहरू पनि
भूकम्पसितै नाच्यो जब हामीमाथि
एक मूठी स्वास फेर्न नपाएर
उडे धेरै आत्माहरु कतै
अरू पनि ढले यसबेला
इतिहासका थुप्रै धरहराहरू
ईश्वर बस्ने मठ मन्दिर र गुम्बाहरू

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Ghaman Singh Ghale Prize

Bhadra Kumari Ghale Sewa Sadan has awarded Ghaman Singh Ghale Prize to Nawa Raj Subba for his contribution to Nepali literature. Chief Guest Honorable Deputy Prime Minister Prakash man Singh awarded cash prize 10,000 with certificate to Subba in a ceremony. Altogether 57 including National Poet Madav Ghimire, Culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi, writer Madan mani Dixit, Usha Thakur were awarded on the occasion of tenth general assembly of the organization in Kathmandu on January 11, 2015.

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Vyatith Kavya Banita Award- 2070

2014.10.18 Kathmandu Nepal.

‘Banita’ literary magazine has honoured Poet Nawa Raj Subba with ‘Byatith Kavya Banita Puraskar- 2070’ award. Culture Expert Satya Mohan Joshi as a chief guest handed over certificate and cash prize Rs 5000 to Subba in a official program held at Nepal Academy Kathmandu. Distinguished writers, poets, artists, invitees, including Chancellor of Nepal Academy Mr Ganga Prasad Upreti and chair person of organization Laxmi Upreti were present on the occasion.

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