Success and achievements have made me even more humble and generous
By TEK CHHETRI FOR THE ROAMING POST
Nisha is an accomplished dancer of high caliber. She came to limelight after winning Miss Tamusyo-2016. Belying her age and calm demeanor, Nisha is extremely active and versatile. She is already featured in several music videos and won many dance competitions. In addition, her social work has made Nisha a larger than life figure in the society.
Nisha ever since her childhood she always nurtured a dream to become a dancer in future. This was evident when Nisha did participate in Inter House Dance Competition, when she was merely a 4 standard student. Though it was the first competition in her life, she won it by securing a 3rd place in the competition. Her dancing skills were highly appreciated by her family, teachers, and friends. Constant support for her talent made Nisha to look forward with bigger dreams to achieve. Though Nisha had secured 3rd place in the competition, this competition opened up the window of opportunity for her. She became the star of her school. Such was the craze that whether it was parents’ day or cultural shows no programme could be completed without a dance show of Nisha. “When my parents realized my dancing talent, they enrolled me in a dance school nearby my house. I had raw skill but the dance teacher helped me to hone my dancing skills,” said Nisha. During her school days, Nisha did participate in many dance competitions and won several awards and cash prizes.
Nisha got through her metric graduation with excellence, scoring a CGPA of 8.8. This score is the testimony to the fact that Nisha is not only good in dancing but also in studies. After joining the 10th standard, Nisha took interest in singing but soon she realized dancing is her domain where she can rule the roost. While she was a 10th grade student, she won Surtal Singing and Dancing Competition, where she stood 3rd. Nisha completed her +2 in Management stream from Global Collegiate school. During her college time she participated in several dance competitions and won awards and people’s appreciations.
“I won the Inter School Dance Competition, which was organized by National Industrial Fair in Pokhara. She stood 2nd in Manakamana Dance Ideal Competition. Almost at the same time she fared well in GCSS as she was among the toppers in girl’s section”, said Nisha.
Nisha has already carved a niche in the field of dance and she is known as an emerging talent in Pokhara. When Nisha decided to join Miss Tamusyo, she was a force to be reckoned with. By the time Nisha applied for Miss Tamusyo, she was already a consummate dancer with several awards under her belt. Due to her familiarity of stage, Nisha had no fear of facing an overwhelming crowd. Hence, during the entire length of competition, she looked confident.
Recalling her memory of the competition, Nisha says “Miss Tamusyo-2016 was a tough competition, because there were many Gurung girls from all over Nepal. The girls who came from Kathmandu were very talented and some of them, as I realized, were better than I was. This sort of feeling made me nervous at first. Then I thought I would not accept a defeat without giving a tough competition. I was also not less talented than anyone of them”.
The competition turned much tougher after initial rounds. In the later half of the competition, only the best ones were left to vie each other. Nisha’s competition was against the senior girls, who were from out of Pokhara and they were more experienced. After every round, one or two contestants were eliminated from each round.
“The competition had reached to such a level from where no prediction could be made. Every single contestant was better than others were. Finally, the final moment came and I, for the first time, felt the heat of pressure. There stood four girls: three would be the winner and one would be eliminated from the final round. The host announced the name of the 2nd runner up and then the 1st runner up. My name was not there. I began consoling myself to bear the pang of loss. However, I stood there just to hear the name of the winner and giving congratulations to her. And the name was pronounced and it was my name. For a moment, I was not ready to believe but when the crown of Miss Tamusyo was duly placed on my head, I came to realize that ‘yes’ I did it. Believe it or not, my happiness knew no bound and I burst into tears,” disclosed Nisha.
After having crowed with Miss Tamusyo-2016, Nisha’s life was not the same. Congratulations flooded in and were so opportunities. Before winning the crown of Miss Tamusyo, she was known in Pokhara alone, but after winning the title, she was known in the country. She started getting offers for several music videos.
“For promoting Nepali culture and making it popular in the country I was felicitated by former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal. That was an honor that I had never anticipated to receive in my life. I can never forget that moment in my life. Immediately after that honor I received yet another opportunity when I was asked to host a programme in Hong Kong”, said Nisha proudly.
A big turning point came in Nisha’s life when she diverted her interest in social work. “I stopped running after music videos and decided to give my devotion to social work. I did not give up playing in music videos but I became highly selective and this trend is still continued,” added Nisha.
Currently Nisha is involved in social activities. She has a group of volunteers who are involved in various kinds of social works. This group helps the students who are from poor family background. Recently her group members distributed educational materials to the students of Shree Ramchedevi Prathamik Vidhyalaya. Organizing health camps in various villages is a routine work. The other day the participants of Miss Tamusyo of Pokhara, under the leadership of Nisha, distributed clothes and foods to street children.
Nowadays Nisha is busy with a team of Nepal Gurung Students Council. This council works to preserve and promote Gurung culture and tradition. “A new documentary film ‘Kohla Sothar’ is underway. This documentary film will let the world know more about the rich cultural heritage of the Gurung community. The documentary is in its final stage of completion,” informed Nisha.
At present, Nisha is a bachelor’s student at Janapriya Multiple Campus. She has taken studies and social work together. In the mean time, unlike many students who are in a great hurry for study abroad, Nisha has not given a thought until now. “My first priority is to do something creative in my own country. I firmly believe that if a person is committed, then even a bright career is possible in the country,” opined Nisha.
About the author
Right from the school time, Tek Chhetri has an outstanding educational career. He scored 84% in the SLC exam and in +2 he got through in distinction. Aspiring to study Mechanical Engineering and IT, at present Mr.Chhetri is busy in the preparation of SAT and TOEFL at Miracle Institute, Pokhara. Writing is Mr. Chhetri’s hobby.
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