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10 historical actions that shaped Modern era Nepal

These actions in our history have helped much to shape Nepal of today:

  1. The culture of building temples all over Nepal ( Traders and artisans of the Malla era deserve respect for innovating and then immortalizing our distinct Nepali architecture).

  2. Unification of modern state of Nepal in the 18th Century by Prithivi Narayan Shah and his younger son, Bahadur Shah. (We are a nation called ‘Nepal’ because of their  determination! )

  3. Signing of Sugauli Treaty with the powerful ‘sun never sets’ British Empire (Bhimsen Thapa and fellow military and civilian leaders actions perhaps saved Nepal from dissolving into another state).

  4. People’s revolutions that ended the Rana rule in 1953, the absolute monarchy in 1990 and the monarchy itself in 2008. (Nepali citizens dared to remove dictatorship in 3 phases).

  5. Nepali soldiers in international peace building United Nations forces and in World Wars 1 and 2 as Gurkhas: (Their exemplary services have presented one consistent positive image of Nepal worldwide for one whole century).

  6. Community forests and  large parts of Nepal allocated as National park 1960 onwards (This has silently protected South Asia’s water table for a billion plus people, quietly delaying the ever-looming water crisis for the time-being).

  7. Madhesh Andolan in 2008 was a result of frustrations from the ruling aristocracy of Kathmandu’s oppression of the Terai plains and its natives. (This established a precedence where dignity along with fair prosperity has become a prerequisite for united, prosperous Nepal).

  8. Rejection of communal forces in Nepal in Constituent Assembly 2 in 2014: (Nepali citizens have time and again proved that united we rise, divided we WILL fall).

  9. Sanduk Ruit’s eye surgery technique literally opened eyes of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide (He has become a positive example of one Nepali rising onto become a model global citizen and set a benchmark on what must a Nepali do if s/he wants to shine globally).

  10. From early 1990’s, 2.5 million+ Nepali migrant workers left Nepal to transform Arab and east Asian countries from nomadic countries to developed countries within a single generation. (By contributing 25% of the total economy [at 2014] at the cost of their dreams, dignity, family and many with their own lives, they have been silently helping Nepal survive the continuous looting and pillaging of our country by syndicates of rulers in the name of democracy).

This is my personal view. I respect any disagreements and urge you to add your own lists in the comments below.

नेपाली क्रिकेट टिमले नेपालका नेतालाई सिकाएका १० नेतृत्वका पाठ

नेपालका कुनै पनि ‘नेता’हरुले हाम्रो क्रिकेट टिमबाट नेतृत्वको भरपूर पाठ सिक्नु छ! (Read in English)

नेपाली क्रिकेट टिमले हाम्रा नेतालाई के पाठ सिकाउदैँ छन् त?

१) कसरी (सहि) ईतिहाँस रच्ने
२) कसरी देशको महिमा बढाउने
३) कसरी जीत-जीतको वातावरण तयार गर्ने
४) कसरी नेपाली को तन-मन जिती राख्ने, जित्दा मात्र होईन हार्दा पनि
५) कसरी मिलेरै लक्ष्य हासिँल गर्ने अाफु बीच जत्ति प्रतिस्प्रधा वा महत्वकाङ्क्षा भएनी
६) कसरी न्यून श्रोतमा पनि अपार सफलता हाँसिल गर्ने
७) कसरी नेतृत्व भनेको बोलेर होईन गरेर देखाउने हो
८) कसरी योग्यतामुखी बाटो नै सफलता पाउने सर्वत्तम बाटो हो ( उनीहरु योग्यताको अाधारमा रोजिएका थिए न कि नाता, जात-भात, गुट, धन, पहुँच वा भनसुनको अाधारमा )
९) कसरी युवा पिढि यो देशको भविष्य मात्र नभई, बर्तमान पनि हो
१०) कसरी नेपालीहरुलाई एक बनाए – ‘असम्भव’ नै सम्भव बन्न थाल्छ !

हाम्रो क्रिकेट टिमको उपलब्धि अघि म श्रद्धाले शीर झुँकाउछु!

हेर्नुहोस् कसरी हाम्रो नव-पुस्ताका नेपालीहरु हाम्रो हिरोहरुलाई स्वागत गरे बिमानस्थलमा ! जहिले पनि हामीले यस्तै सहयोग गरि राखौँ जब जब हाम्रो शीर ठाडो बनाई राख्छन् उनीहरुले! माफ गर्नुहोला – राम्ररी खिच्न सकिएन – म पनि दंगै थिए त्यहाँ।

र केहि महिना अघि स्वागत गर्न जाँदा यो खिचेँ। उर्जा जता ततै !

5 responsible young Nepalis to look out for

Here are some young Nepalis  I met in the past year ( I hardly get to meet many old Nepalis these days, surprisingly). I have been impressed by their persistent actions in raising the standard of Nepali society (however small they might seem).

Here are 5 young Nepalis look out for in the near future.

  1. Juju Kaji Shrestha of HeartBeat ( Rehabilitating street children inspite of constant danger working with drug addicted, mentally challenged and angry youths)
  2. Claire Naylor of Women Lead Nepal (she may not be a Nepali but is at heart :D and is building leadership in one small group of high school girls at a time)
  3. Saroj Karki of Youth for Blood (building nationwide blood database and helping save one Nepali ata time through blood donations)
  4. Rekha Nepali of MJ Fan Club (helping when, where, how ever she can)
  5. Ratnesh Shashi (Running around finding help to help 5000 and more Siraha Fire Victims)

— Know more ? Please post their names /contact below. So that I can get to know them as well ! Thank you!