Clash of ideologies
Politics is a clash of different political ideologies. Arguments and counter arguments are part and parcel of politics. It is wrong to expect parties with different ideological leanings to accept a common philosophy.
However, the objective of politics should be to find unity amidst differences for the common good of the governed. Following the 12-point agreement between the SPA and the Maoists, though the parties agreed to move ahead, they enmeshed themselves in their ideological debates. The political parties need to remove the stumbling blocks in order to make the political transition successful.
Declaration of republic is definitely not the way out of the present political deadlock. The parties certainly know this truth and they should move ahead thus. If the King is given back his status as a constitutional monarch, restructuring of the state and formation of a new Nepal will be possible.
Hitkar Aryal, via e-mail
This is in response to Sadichchha Pokharel’s letter “Bullies” (THT, Nov. 26). The writer’s concerns and her emphatic comment that the topic needs more publicity is well founded because the subject of school bullying has so far been neglected and ignored by all those
involved in the education of Nepali school children. However, the good news is that since the completion of the first academic investigation of this phenomenon in Nepal in 2006, there have been efforts to raise awareness about this issue amongst government officials, NGOs, school principals, teachers and parents through several workshops and talk programmes. Finally, some steps are being taken to remove the problem.
Therefore, the subject of school bullying will slowly but surely get the attention it deserves for the sake of enhancing the social, emotional and educational development of countless school children in the country.
Dr Niti Rana, Battisputali, Kathmandu
The political parties say they are trying to find a solution to the present political
impasse in the country, but the failure of their attempts has been manifested in their inability to conduct the CA polls and the continuing haggling for power. It has become evident by now that the present leadership lacks foresight and sincerity, which could have led the country out of the longstanding political confusion. The leaders, despite their promises to build a new Nepal, seem to have put their interests before the interests of the common Nepalis.
Paul Rai, via e-mail
It is unfortunate that the educational sector in Nepal has often been ignored. Moreover, the examinations are so designed that the exams instead of assessing the general aptitude of the students encourage the students to depend on rote learning.
To make matters worse, the results of the examinations are not published on time. The low quality of education has made it difficult for students to pursue further studies in their desired field or compete for jobs. The government should improve the quality of education in Nepal.