No mental disability

The write-up “Lesson from Ishaan’s struggle” (THT, Sept 3) is enlightening in that it reveals how a child may overcome his disabilities with appropriate remedial instructions. With references from a recent Bollywood blockbuster Taare Zameen Par, the writer stresses the fact that dyslexia, a form of learning disability, is the result of neurological difference and is not an intellectual disability. Moreover, I strongly support the writer’s idea that rather than relying on a uniform curriculum, schools should offer education tailored to nurture intelligence and creativity latent in each child.

Chakra Bahadur Adhikary, Damauli, Tanhun

Give funds

Finance minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai has frequently maintained that the new budget will

prioritise agricultural and industrial sectors.

Agriculture is the mainstay of the national economy and provides livelihood to almost 75 per cent of the population. The government should not overlook the fact that unless we produce enough experts, we cannot bring about agricultural revolution. The upcoming budget should also consider establishing a new university for the agricultural and veterinary sciences. So far, the IAAS (Institute of Agriculture and Animal Sciences) affiliated to Tribhuvan University, has also been running post graduate programs.

However, it has not been able to function properly for lack of sufficient funds.

The interim budget (2007-2008) did mention the establishment of a new university for agricultural and animal sciences, but no budget was allocated. I hope that the present government led by Prime Minister Prachanda, an IAAS alumnus, will do the needful in that regard. I also believe that Finance Minister Bhattarai will allocate sufficient budget to establish the university.

Dr Sital Kaji Shrestha,

via e-mail


It has been long since Chief Justice K P Giri pointed out the absence of effective laws as the root cause of the corruption in the courts of law. However, no steps have been taken so far to reform Nepal’s judiciary. The new government led by the CPN-Maoist should

promptly enact stringent laws to bring the corrupt to justice and to discourage corrupt practices. Also, the government should expedite the process of constitution writing by bringing an end to personal rivalries. The new constitution should be written in a manner that guarantees inclusion of the marginalised communities in all government bodies.

V P Sayami, via e-mail


This is in reference to the news brief “Two shot dead in Parsa, Kapilvastu” (THT, Sept 6). It is shocking to learn that violence continues unabated even as the government professes to have taken concrete steps to maintain law and order situation in the country. Ironically, Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam instead of asking the security agencies to improve security situation alone has asked the Youth Force, youth wing of the CPN-UML, to help the government maintain law and order. Does he suggest that the security agencies are incompetent? Or is he planning to create a force to counter Maoist-affiliated YCL?

Shiva Neupane,

Melbourne, Australia