Nepal is the Federal Democratic Republic landlocked sovereign country in South Asia surrounded by two giant super power nations-China in the North and India in the South.
With an area of 147,181 square kilometer and a population of approximately 29 million, this Himalayan nation is renowned for its cultural and linguistic diversity. It is a home of many distinct indigenous communities. Buddhism and Hinduism are two major religions and with existing religious tolerance different groups worship each others’ deities, observe festivals, traditional costumes and rites. Other religions are also practiced include Islam, Jain and Christianity.
“Nepali” is the common language and widely spoken here. However, different ethnic groups boast their own dialect like; Magar, Gurung, Tamang, Tharu, Newari, Maithali, Bhojpuri, Rai, Limbu, Sherpa and etc. English is less spoken but it’s becoming popular among youths. It is a land of people who remain happy and bring smile in their faces even in the adverse situations.
The most common greeting in Nepal is “Namaste”, when people join their palms and smile is a gesture of friendliness together with welcoming to host everywhere. Nepalese are remembered for their honesty, loyalty, bravery, simplicity, hard working and hospitality. Although, this country is reach in water resources and agriculture. Foreign employment is the major source for Nepal’s economy as it brings hefty amount of remittance from the foreign countries.
For the bravery shown by the Gurkhas during the First and the Second World War, the Gurkhas soldiers have been awarded more than a dozen Victoria Cross and to this day they continue to enjoy the highest reputation for their vigor and quality of service around the world.
Nepalese workers are traditionally known for their hard work, simple minded, extremely loyal to their employers, having high sense of responsibility and discipline. During the last 2 Great World War, the Nepalese have proven their ability to adapt any climatic condition and continue to discharge their duties relentlessly.
Over the past few years, growing number of employers from overseas have been attracted to Nepal for recruitment of manpower to cope with the increasing manpower recruitment in their respective countries. And many Nepalese have been working on various capacities in both the developed and developing countries around the world as a skilled, managerial and semi-skilled and unskilled category.