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Posted by Astha Ramaiya

Latika (on the right) is the daughter of two Nyaya members, and as a member of the Bayalpata family, she is a source of much joy among hospital staff. This photo shows her pasni celebration, or “first rice.” This event is a celebration of a child’s weaning, and transition to solid foods, and is held on an auspicious day between the age of 6 and 8 months.

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Astha Ramaiya is the Blog Manager for Nyaya Health and a student pursuing her MSc Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

One Response to “Picture of the Week from Bayalpata Hospital”

  1. Madhuri Mathema says:

    This is absolutley a beautiful picutre! The baby looks so healthy.
    It would be nice to have a little story to go with the picture for those who are not familiar with Nepali custom and culture. I think it has some significance from a medical points of view also.

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