Plea for peace

At the present time in our country, every political party and group has its own

slogans and ideas regarding the opportunities for the preservation and promotion of rights. All Madhesi political parties, Chure-Bhabar, Tharuhat, Muslims and various other communities seem to be working to establish their own identities. There is nothing wrong with the

attempts that they are making. But the way the political leaders and their workers think does not show their affinity for the people and the country. On the other hand, it is the duty of the government to systematically deal with political problems and also ensure the rights of the

various communities and groups in the new constitution. We hope that the government and all the political parties will work unitedly to create a totally peaceful environment in the country. All we need is durable peace where we can lead our lives without fear of any kind.

Dinmani Sharma, via e-mail

Good work

Learning the English language has been made easy through the English Language Learning

Programme on radio Sagarmatha FM. Radio Sagarmatha must be thanked for initiating the programme in collaboration with Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA) and the financial support of US Embassy, Kathmandu. The current programme is beneficial in the sense that the listeners find it easy to follow it. Most of our friends have praised the

programme, and it comes free of cost. It is equally useful for students preparing for IELTS or TOEFL.

Eak Prasad Duwadi, Kathmandu


Apropos of the edit page article “Recession and Nepal” (THT, March 17), it is true that the world is facing global recession, but our government’s working style shows that it is not serious about it. Nepali industries have been hit hard due to load-shedding, labour

disputes and continuous bandhs. It is certain that foreign aid will also be reduced. Remittance will decrease gradually and the rate of unemployment will increase. The government should play a constructive role in protecting the country from the effects of global recession.

David Kainee, Kailali

Be truthful

On his return from a visit to India G P Koirala had said that he was not for toppling the government (“No Desire to topple govt: GPK”, THT, March 16). But there are no doubts that the intention of his Delhi visit was more than health check-up. The normal biochemical and

haematological parameters could have been easily performed in Nepal. In spite of his denial of his visit having a political overtone, he managed to meet some foreign leaders and showed his dissatisfaction with the Maoist-led government.

Dr. Sital Kaji Shrestha, India


This is in reference to the article “National politics: Can the Maoists steer the nation?” (THT, March 16). It wouldn’t augur well for the nation, if the Maoists didn’t solve the Tarai problems soon. The Nepali citizens are still dreaming for big things to happen, but the very basic things have not been solved by the government.

Shiva Neupane, Australia