HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
This is in reference to the conspicuous and bold advertisement “Land for Sales 4 BIGHA” (THT, Dec 16 Page 7). Well, it is certainly a gem of a land that would do any owner proud, thanks to its location, as
advertised, at the entrance of the Maya Devi temple, one of the world-renowned UNESCO
heritage sites. This, however, leads to a very crucial question.: Can you build a five star hotel or, for argument’s sake, a casino at the entrance of the Maya Devi temple or for that matter in and around any other UNESCO heritage sites in the country? Or, is this not a problem at all in our country?
If indeed the location of the land is what the advertisement says, it would certainly make a beautiful theme garden, a private museum or a Buddhist university like Taxila of yore that will nicely complement the famous temple. At the end, this might be better than a five star hotel as it might bring the owner more respect, recognition and, hopefully,
more money in donation and
assistance from UNESCO and various INGOs, governments and Buddhists around the world. The crowning glory will be that it will maintain the sanctity of
J. Talchabhadell, via e-mail
The world climate change conference is over. It has expressed concerns about the vulnerable environment and atmosphere of the globe. It has even warned that we may
soon face a catastrophe of unprecedented scale if special efforts are not paid to apply some corrective measures to deal with the ongoing environmental hazards. The great misfortune is that elaborate conferences climate change and environment are organized and problems discussed, however, none of them come up with strict and straight application of any
decision. Every nation comes to the conclusion about the need to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and subsidy in this respect for the developing and vulnerable nations. But none of the developed nations have done accordingly. The nations which are largely responsible for weakening the environmental strength of the globe are competitively enriching themselves in terms of their success through urbanization and industrialization. Often the case of the environment is negated while prioritizing the development to a new height. The objection of developing nations neither holds any value nor does their concern have any effect.
Kovidh Shree, Senior via-email
The Nepalese women soccer team has done very well so far in the SAFF Women’s
Championship in Bangladesh. The Nepalese team has trounced all the sides they played with by big scores. It is hoped that the Nepalese team will do even better in the future. It seems the Nepalese women have trained very hard for the
championship, that has paid off. It is expected that Nepalese women will be a power house in the region.
However, it is expected that difficult games are there for the Nepalese women soccer team.
In any case, the Nepalese players may take encouragement from their performance so far.
It is expected that adequate practice and training would enhance their skills that would be further fortified by giving them the opportunity of practising in more tournaments at home and abroad.
Taking cue from the performance of Nepalese women in soccer as well as in cricket, the authorities should not shy away from investing in sports for women.
Rama KC, via-email
The power outages have been playing havoc with the lives of ordinary people. Since the load shedding takes place when the consumers need the lights most they are compelled to study and do other works under candle lights. It is an irony that Nepal, a country said to be the second richest in terms of hydro power in the world, has to undergo the ordeal of power outages.
So as to deal with the present plight, hydro projects in the pipeline should be initiated
without further delay. Top priority must be accorded to the hydro projects by encouraging foreign investments. Unfortunately, foreign investors seem to be
shying away from investing in the country. To entice more investors they should be assured that their investments would be secure. Stress should also be laid on small hydel projects that would contribute immensely to exploiting the hydropower resources of the country that is not being used to its potential.
Dinesh Lama, via-email