In most government (public) schools in Nepal, children are taught to memorize and regurgitate materials from a really early age, like second grade. One of the ways the children do that is by reading aloud, a practice that harks back all the way to the days of Aryan-Sanskritic education system prevalent in the Indian Subcontinent long before the modern system of education was introduced. Here's an example.
My first visit to my little nephew's school to read to his class...I was asked to also talk about discipline! But I didn't!
Corporal punishments rarely impart any meaningful lesson, and yet, in Nepal, it's defended as part of our "culture." My classmates and I suffered from it too and as far as I can tell, they didn't do much good for us!
What's more, it is possible to educate and raise children without punishing them physically.
Current state of education in Nepal.
Just a basic education had been in the cards! But determined to get more, much much more than that which I was told I was "entitled" to, I would have an incredible academic career!
Primary and secondary education in Nepal for a vast majority of Nepalese children was a privilege, when I was a student, and is still a privilege thirty years later! Only a very very small percentage of kids attending government schools -- where a majority of children go for their education -- graduate from a high school.