The Kingdom of Nepal is a landlocked country bordered by the People’s Republic of China to the north and by India to the south, east and west. Most of the people are uneducated in the present time also. It is shameful to say that not only people, the leader of the country are also uneducated.
We can see some members of constituent assembly who even do not know how to write their name. To use computer and internet is very difficult as to drink water for dog. This condition shows that what the condition of the internet users in Nepal is. The leaders are perfect to give speech and lure the people.
The Internet was first introduced into Nepal in 1993 in a venture of the Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST) and a private company, Mercantile Office Systems (MOS). After the internet introduced in Nepal it was mostly used by the high class people.
Poor people were deprived of using. We can find low number of people who use internet for different purposes. Nepal is the country which has many undeveloped remote areas. These people who are in remote area are unknown about computer. They are even deprived of using electricity. Most of the county hasn’t access of electricity. Government is unable to give technical knowledge for the people.
Students form schools, and colleges are lose practically. They are taught theoretically more. Till now most governmental office also do not have access of computer and internet. According to the data of year 2007- 249,400 people use internet out of 25,874,519 people which was the total population of Nepal. The condition of internet before 1997 was very poor.
If we come to evaluate the present condition the number is growing day by day. But the number is growing in city area only. Remote areas are till deprived. There are such people who even don’t know the alphabet letters. Parents are sent to jungle for grass and wood for their livelihood. When these children who even do not know the alphabet letters will develop their skill to use computer and internet. This is the question over governments.
Parents are also unaware about the importance of education, computer, e-mail, and internet and also about the modern technology. Mostly internet users are the high class people, city dwellers, NGOs, Ingo’s, and the official men’s. There are numerous Internet cafes in Kathmandu, and other city areas of Nepal. Young people, in particular, are being drawn to the use of e-mail and the Internet.
The Internet is used by the vast majority of Nepalese for e-mail, chatting and, among younger users, downloading games and music. However, 88% of the population of Nepal lives in rural areas, and a great number of these areas has no electricity or phone connections. Thus only NGOs with centrally located offices have the potential to access the Internet.
When we estimate the present condition of the internet in Nepal it seems one most challenging issues of the country. Development without technology and education is impossible. So the government should be aware about the plight and give the technical and practical education not only in the city areas rather also in the rural areas of the country.
Government should also think that for the development first of all people should educated well and public awareness should be there in the nooks and corner of the country. People should not be deprived of education. So it is one of the most challenging issue.