Due to the carelessness of the parents thousands of HIV-infected and affected
children are facing difficulties. I had worked in Sunsari with HIV-infected and affected
children through Prayas Mahila Samuha. During my nine months stay there, I had visited 15 VDCs and saw the miserable condition of such children. During the campaign for their education, I coordinated with many community schools and boarding schools. Once I went to meet one boarding school’s female principal and shared with her about the plight of such infected children and requested her to admit two HIV-affected children in her school.
But, I was shocked to hear her directly reject my proposal. She told me that though her
daughter was a doctor but she didn’t treat the HIV and AIDs infected patients directly, so such children could not be admitted into her school. I realized that we still need awareness programs on a large scale. HIV infected children are a marginalized group so the government should open up residential schools for them.
Sita Sandhya Rai Shahi, Kupondol, Kathmandu
This is with reference to the news report “Locals demolishing structures themselves” (THT, July 3, Page 2). In PM Bhattarai’s road widening campaign this is the good sign that people have at last realized its real necessity of it. In the beginning, people from different political parties had disrupted the road widening just to demoralize PM Bhattarai’s programme, though they knew of the benefits in the long run. But, when eight
dozers backed by full police support started demolishing the houses and walls built
illegally, almost all kept silent except for little obstruction. Leg pullers are still trying their best to thwart PM’s good deeds. Let us not forget that after the 1990 democratic movement, all the so-called top leaders always remained quite busy with their vested interests only, with zero contribution to development. They didn’t hesitate to gulp huge amount of 300 million rupees of the citizens’ Melamchi drinking water project. What can the country expect from such immoral and corrupt leaders? Among all the big leaders, only Babu Ram Bhattarai has been proved to be a clean man even within his own party.
Rajendra Gurbacharya, Tahachal Bagaicha
What a lovely performance by the Spanish football team! It went on to outplay Italy 4-0 in the final to register the biggest margin of victory surpassing that of Germany against the USSR where the German team regitered a 3-0 victory. Spain also became the second team after Brazil to win three successive football tournaments. The victory really speaks that Spain is a dominant team in Europe as well as in the world. Our Nepalese team should also learn a lot for the improvement in the football where the national football team should learn how to create passes, make strong defense, have a brilliant strikes and
score goals by capturing opportunities from Spain.
Pratik Shrestha, Kathmandu