Time to do something

It’s really sorrowful that many of our Nepali brethrens are dying in a remote corner of the country due to a very minor disease —

diarrhea. It’s shameful that though we produce hundreds of new doctors, nurses and health personnel every year and though we have sufficient medicines, scores of Nepalis are dying in Jajarkot, Rukum, Dailekh and Surkhet due to the lack of medical help and precautionary and awareness measures. The sluggish Hobbesian government’s red tapism and our own lack of pro-active effort are responsible for this disaster. Now the situation is worsening into an epidemic threatening to claim more victims and even spreading to more districts. It’s now cholera from minor diarrhea. It’s time we did something from the public for our needy fellow Nepalese. We call the energetic, sincere and self-motivated youths of the nation to join hands with us to alleviate their sufferings. Anyone with strong commitment and enthusiasm willing to dedicate at least two weeks time to volunteer in the epidemic affected area is heartily welcome to ‘Paschima Paila’, a Nepalese youths’ own effort to effectively counter this problem. For that, please contact ENPHO (Environment and Public Health Organization).

Bishwa Man Angdembe,

Volunteer, ‘Paschima Paila’, Shantinagar

Ideal places

Prof Dr Udaya Raj Khanal has stated that the high altitude sites in the Himalayas would be ideal places for the installation of high powered telescopes for watching the movement of the planets and stars in the Universe. Dr Khanal has also revealed that he has raised the possibility of such

installations with many astrophysicists of the world.

I would like to opine that the government of Nepal should lease appropriate sites to

international scientific organizations for the installation of Astronomical High Powered Telescopes in the High Altitudes of the Himalayas that would give the scientists better

opportunities to observe the stars and the planets in the

Universe for the benefit of the humankind.

DB Sayami, via e-mail

Hats off

Apropos of the news article “Woman donates kidney to daughter-in-law” (THT, July 22 ), hats off to the lady for such a kind deed. Accustomed to reading about domestic violence by the in-laws, this news came as a pleasant surprise. This humane act on behalf of her is indeed admirable. Those women responsible for physical and mental torture of their daughters-in-law ought to be ashamed. Against all social

concepts, this woman has set an example for all mothers-in-law. We are proud of people like her in our society.

Rhea Gurung, Shital Marg,



The education sector in our country needs a serious review. The politics be it within the

educational institution or outside, has hampered its quality. Purbanchal University was closed by ANNFSU-R, which led the exams to be postponed by a month and half. Similarly, Kathmandu University is still closed by the locals and the

exams that were being held were postponed indefinitely.

I used to suggest my foreign bound friends to study in this country rather than go abroad. But I was wrong. I should also have gone abroad, which I regret now. The main reason is the delay in the education sector schedule. I joined the five-year bachelor degree veterinary doctor course run by Purbanchal University back in September 2005. Our course would have been finished by September 2010, but till now we are already back by a semester. Currently I am in 7th semester. Whatever may be the reason, this delay has affected all of us to a great extent. Who is responsible for this delay? The university concerned? The government? The political parties? The student unions?

Will I be entitled compensation for the extra 6 months which will be required to complete my studies? I lost my six months of work experience, six months of income and six months of many other things? Will the government be a mute spectator and say that everything is fine? Isn’t it compelling the students like me to change my mind and suggest others to study in foreign land rather than in this country? I demand an answer from the concerned authorities to give me just a single reason why I shouldn’t have gone to study abroad.

Rajesh Joshi, HICAST College, Ghatthaghar