Our society is not free of problems. The anti-social elements and our bad practices are the results of the existence of social problems. The problems created in the society through superstitions and an anti-social elements which create disturbances in the development of the society is known as social problems. Girl trafficking, drug abuse, alcohol consumption, untouchability. discrimination regarding gender, caste, etc. are some of the social problems prevalent in our society.
Social problems create conflict in the society as there is always a gap between rich and poor, so-called high caste and so called low caste. The drunkards create a problem in their family. Moreover, their uncontrolled activities may result in harm to the society. Thousands of young boys and girls fall in the bad habit of drug abuse. On one hand, they degrade their life and, on the other hand, the country loses its strong hands. The discrimination between male and female is also a great obstacle to development. Female are always limited within the four walls of the house. Neither they are given quality education right from the start nor they are made to involve in creative works.
It is mainly prevalent in the Far Western Development Region. In this tradition, the girls are offered to the gods and goddesses in temples in the hope of getting one's desires fulfilled. Those who don't have daughters buy the daughters of the poor parents. In this way, the girls become helpless and have to live a terrible life without getting married.
This system is mainly prevalent in the terai region of Nepal and slowly it is extending all over the country. The bride has to provide a lot of wealth which can be gold, land or cash to the bridegroom. If the dowry is not brought by the bride, she is tortured or burnt alive. Dowry may not be a big problem to the rich parents, but the poor parents cannot afford them. So, as a result, many women die because of not bringing dowry and the parents have to be beggars having a huge loan to pay.
Social problems are the result of our misconception, ignorance and illiteracy. Poverty and unemployment are also the major factors. Due to illiteracy, the people blindly follow their ancestor's work thinking that they are their tradition whether it is good or bad. Poverty is also a main problem. Poor women have to follow prostitution just to maintain their livelihood. Theft and robbery are also the cause of unemployment and poverty.Social problems are created by us. So, they can be put into end by us. We should be aware of the malpractices and make other aware as well. The government bodies like VDC and DDC are working to end social problems through mass awareness. Gambling is prohibited by the VDC and it encourages people to involve in creative works. Besides the government bodies, NGOs and INGOs are also working to abolish social problems. For example, Maiti Nepal is working to abolish girl trafficking. We need to cooperate with them and help in their mission to abolish the social evils.
There is a tradition of offering a girl child to the bad at a temple in the hill region of the far western development region. This custom is known as Deuki pratha. The parents offer their own child to the temple. Sometimes, the rich people buy a daughter of a poor family and offer her in the temple. There is a belief that these girls should not marry throughout their life.
The effects on social and economic life of such malpractices are:
Dowry system is a practice of giving money or property on the marriage of a daughter. This is a social evil of our country. It is mainly common in Terai region. This system has affected our society very badly. This system has made fun of equality of women. Many daughters-in-laws and wives are physically and mentally tortured due to the lack of dowry. The bridegroom's side openly demands the dowry before the marriage. If the dowry is not as much as it was said, the groom sometimes leaves the marriage and puts the future of bride in the dark. It has been very difficult for the daughter's of poor parents to get married.
Dowry system can be removed by the following ways:
As a social evil, the dowry system is a serious threat to the human being. It was all started by a human being and they are guilty because the social process of development is obstructed and disturbed. It is also a serious mental, economic torture and burden. This has resulted to the victimization of the death of the bride or their family members.
Laws have been formally made, but this problem has got a deep-rooted impact. It is expected that it takes a long time to bring change. Campaigns through street dramas, radio programmes, TV programmes have been made. Awareness programmes have been launched. This issue has been well discussed in the textbooks of schools and colleges. In my opinion, the law, which has been made should be implemented very well. Alternative ways of money generation in those affected areas should be made so that they don't be rigid enough to this act.
Deuki is one of the traditionally customized social evils found in the hilly region of Far Western development region. It is a threat to a modern age that hampers the social development. It has created the following problems:
The money of property brought by women to her husband after marriage is termed as dowry. Most of the communities in the terai and partially in other parts of the country practice the system of providing the dowry to the bridegroom as demanded forcefully. Such activities relating to dowry system have some bad impacts on our society.
The social and economic effects in the society due to dowry system are presented below:
Discrimination on the basis of gender, color, religion, location of inhabitation etc. is known as social inequality. Several problems like untouchability, gender discrimination, slavery arise due to social inequality. The problems arise due to social inequality can be solved through the following ways:
To improve the deplorable status of women in our society, the following steps should be taken: -
Keeping a woman in cowshed after the delivery of a child is prevalent in some parts of Nepal. It is impractical and inhumane act. During delivery and after it, a woman should be given proper care and nutritious food. Proper sanitation is required for such women. The infection on her health is caused and effects are seen on the baby’s living also. These all prove that such activity is an inhuman and too impractical act.
Due to the immoral and illegal activities of human beings various kinds of hazards are seen in the Nepalese society, which obstruct the progress of our society some of the social hazards are as follows:
The effective measures to solve the above mentioned social hazards are as follows:
There are several social problems prevalent in the society, among them dowry custom is also one. It is the one custom which is deeply rooted in the society. Dowry means property or money given by her family to the bridge side when a daughter marries. There are many bad aspects of this custom some of them are as follows:
The contributions of Village Development Committee are as follows:
The above extract has been used here to denote about the social degradation. A society is a combination of people of various attitudes, thoughts, walks of life etc. It is normal that in any way there may certainly be some persons with negative instinct. Because of his moves, appearance, falsely guidance other people may get influenced. This enables in the formation of larger gangs. These later results, any unfavourable and unexpected social crimes. In this way, a decayed potato spoils other potatoes.
Which one of them is not a social evil?
Deuki system is mostly prevalent in ______.
Far-Western Development Region
Central Development Region
Western Development Region
Mid-Western Development Region
Social problem is not the result of ______.
Maiti Nepal is working for ______.
low class people
Dowry may not be a big problem to ______.
lower caste people
upper caste people
upper class people
lower class people
Which problem is created by anti-social elements?
What happens to girls who get tricked into going abroad for good job or marriage?
They are sold to brothel.
They are dead.
They live a good life.
They become rich.
What is a Deuki Pratha ?
Which does not contribute to end social evils?
Village Development Committee
District Development Committee
Rural Development Committee
Why should we preserve our original culture?
because we have only one culture
Because it is handed down by our parents
Because our culture is very fun
Because our culture is our identity
What is the negative result of embracing foreign practices?
Politicians are getting more corrupt.
Environment is getting polluted.
People are not getting employment.
We are losing sense of hospitality to guests and respect to elde.