शिक्षा–स्वास्थ्यमा आमुल सुधार ल्याउन अब देशको धारै बदल्ने बेला आयो

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देश संक्रमणकालमा छ भन्दै हामीले दशकभन्दा लामो समय बिताइसक्यौं । अझै पनि देशमा हुनुपर्ने तर हुन नसकेका विभिन्न कामहरूका लागि जिम्मेवार पदमा हुनेहरूले यही संक्रमणकाललाई दोष दिने गर्छन् । तर, यही अवधिमा हुन नहुने कामहरूचाहिँ अनेक भए, तिनलाई संक्रमणकालले रोकेन । खासगरी समाजलाई अघि बढाउन मुख्य भूमिका खेल्ने विभिन्न संरचनाहरू वा ‘इन्स्टिच्युसन’ हरूलाई यसरी धराशायी बनाइयो, विभिन्न संवैधानिक निकायहरूलाई यति पंगु र व्यक्तिगत स्वार्थ पूरा गर्ने माध्यम बनाइयो कि तीमध्ये धेरै अहिले मरणासन्न छन् र तिनलाई फेरि बौराउन लामो समय लाग्नेछ । फलस्वरूप हाम्रो लोकतन्त्रको स्वास्थ्य र दिगोपनमै अहिले प्रश्न उठिरहेको छ ।
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लामो समयदेखि चलाइएको त्यस्तो ध्वंसात्मक अराजकताको सबैभन्दा ठूलो मार शिक्षा र स्वास्थ्य क्षेत्रमा पर्‍यो । एकातिर शासनसत्तामा हुनेहरूले ती क्षेत्रका नियामक र नेतृत्वदायी निकायहरूमा आफ्ना दलका कार्यकर्ता भर्ती गरेर तिनलाई धराशायी पारे, अर्कातिर त्यही अराजकताको फाइदा उठाएर निजी क्षेत्रका नाफाखोरहरूले रातारात अकुत धन जम्मा गर्न थाले । फलस्वरूप दुवै क्षेत्रमा बेलगाम व्यापारीकरण हुन गयो र सरकारी वा सार्वजनिक कलेज र अस्पतालहरू थला पारिँदै गर्दा निजी कलेज र अस्पतालहरूचाहिँ क्रमश: अतिसय चर्को मूल्यमा बेरोजगार

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कसैलाई काखा कसैलाई पाखा? लुटतन्त्रको सिन्डिकेटले लोकतन्त्रै धरापमा

गोल हान्न तयार हुँदै टिम अगाडी बढ्छौं। तर जब गोल हान्न खोज्छौँ, गोल पोस्ट नै सारिदिन्छन्। अचम्म छ।  फेरि ट्राई हान्यो – त्यसै गरिदिन्छ अर्को टिमले।  

सेतोपाटीमा यसको एउटा संस्करण पढौँ

रेफ्रीलाई गुहार्यो – “यो त घोर अन्याय भो!” भन्छन् – “के गर्ने यहि हो नियम।” फुटबलमा ‘लेभल प्लेयिंग ग्राउन्ड’ भनिन्छ – उहि धरातल र नियममा खेल्ने। यदि कुनै टिमलाई मात्रै फाईदा हुने गरि नियम बनाउने, अनि बाँकी लाई त्यो नियमबाट बञ्चित गराईन्छ भने त त्यो वास्तवमै प्रतियोगिता नै रह्यो त?

हाल स्थानीय तहको निर्वाचन २०७४ बैशाख ३१ गते हुने निश्चित भएको छयसले सुनौलो अवसर प्रदान गरेको छ देशवासीलाई – आफ्नो वडा, गाउँ, शहर हाक्न चाहने सवल नेतृत्व चुन्ने।। हामी पनि ४ वर्ष देखि नेपाली राजनीतिमा सु-संस्कृत राजनीतिको थालनी गर्दै यहाँसम्म पुगेका छौं। धेरैका निम्ति आशाका किरण छर्न सफल भएका छौं। पहिलोपल्ट दलीय रुपमा चुनाव लड्न खोज्दैछौं, तर हामीलाई चुनाव चिन्ह नै दिदैँनन्। “अर्को चिन्ह देउ न भनी अनुरोध गर्छौँ,” “अहँ,

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How do we build a peaceful, prosperous democratic Nepal (within our lifetime)?

 

What kind of state should Nepal become? A Capitalist State? A Socialist State? or will it be a Communist State? For the past few decades, Nepali politics has revolved around over answering this one ideological question. In the 21st century, Nepali politics has got to get out of this singular obsession over conceptualizing an ‘ideal state’ and start focusing upon actually “delivering” a prosperous Nepali democracy.

नेपालीमा पढ्नुहोस् 

To ‘deliver’ a prosperous, democratic Nepal, we have to be courageous enough to bring a paradigm shift in Nepali politics and the way it delivers.  For this to happen, we have to pragmatically transform not just the state, but also our citizens, our society and our government. If we assume a state to be the roof of a nation, then its foundations, walls and pathways inside are the citizens, society and the government .  If we do not build these strong, the house will soon collapse. Looking back at many of our political upheavals if there is one thing clear, it is that politics not only has to be new, it has to be distinctly different.

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Want to choose the right leaders for Nepal ? Check their DNA…

 

Check their DNA !

If an elephant,  a tiger, a fish and a monkey were all told to climb a tall pipal tree which of them can? Only the monkey would, right? The question we now face in choosing leaders for Nepal is similar: what kind of leadership will deliver a prosperous Nepal within our lifetime?

Every political force is born with a specific mission and molded with specific values and systems to deliver that within a certain timeframe. It’s actions would be based on its unique culture and systems it has built and practiced to fulfill its primary mission. Lets call this them its ‘DNA’.

In Nepal, political forces like the Nepali Congress, UML, Maoists and their multitudes of splinter groups were formed to get rid of one or all of following: the autocratic Rana family Regime of the 19th century, the single party panchayat system of the 20th century and the absolute monarchy of the 21st. They were built specifically to rid Nepal of autocracy and introduce democracy and were successful. But in the 21st century, after having achieved

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What is the role of citizens & institutions in holding ‘aid’ accountable?

This is transcript of my talk at Harvard University on Sept 26, 2016 on the topic of Monitoring disaster response: Aid accountability & the role of citizens & institutions.

On April 25, 2015 at 11:56 am, I was on top of our office, an old building when the earth shook massively. It is probably one of the most helpless feeling I ever got in my life. I couldn’t move, couldn’t run. I froze there for few seconds before getting out of the building. I was lucky but thousands were not.

As soon as that minute was over,  I remembered our disaster preparation protocol, we had built just months ago: In case of a massive earthquake, first check on your family members safety then gather in the nearest hospital and start organizing to help the staff and government.

In less than 30 minutes, I along with other members of BibekSheel Nepali party, we assembled in front of Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu, one of the biggest hospital in Nepal. It was chaos there – patients and relatives along with staff trying to handle scared

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