May 29, 2009 marks the first anniversary of the declaration of Nepal as a Federal Democratic Republic. Various programs were organized around the nation to mark the first Republic Day. It was on May 29, 2008 when the first sitting of CA declared Nepal a Federal Republic abolishing the 240 years old monarchy.
To mark this day the government of Nepal declared the day as a public holiday. Various news agencies from Nepal reported organization of several programs like the army pavilion in Tudikhel. The President and other leaders gave speeches talking about national unity.
That is what happened in Nepal. What do we think, who live so far away from Nepal? The first thing to be honest – I didn’t even know it was the Republic day. Probably because of being out of touch from the country men for so long. I do not tend to read Nepali news much except for BBC Nepali Sewa. They all sound so boring. To me they all seem to be stories like cats-and-dogs all the time, which by the way reminds me of one of my favorite cartoon Tom and Jerry. Anyways it was nice to know that the youngest Federal Republic in the world is now one year old.
However not much has been achieved in the country. The very first objective of the CA election i.e. to draft the constitution of New Nepal is still incomplete. It reminds of court cases in Nepal, how they take years and years to be finalized. The political leaders in Nepal seem to be very influenced by the Indian-politics like the kind they show in Bollywood movies. Every single leader seems to be greedy for power and influence. I am so embarrassed to say I do not like a single Nepali politicians.
People when are you going to learn that you are indeed hurting your own motherland? When are you going to realize that it is not always about the money and power? When are you going to listen to that patriotic call from inside you, if you have any left? When can I say I am fan of such and such Nepali leader? Please wake up!
I know they (Nepali netas) are never going to read my blog or listen to my thoughts. But that’s not going to stop me from writing because I love my country to death and I cannot stand these people destroying its very existence every day.
Like we always say, at the end let’s hope for the best. I pray to the Lord – please give a wakening call to these Nepali netas and save our motherland.