LETTERS: It is incredible

Apropos of the news story “Bhutan Air executes missed approach after sighting a he-goat on TIA runway” (THT, October 16, Page 1), this sounds like an Indiana Jones movie script.

Thanks to the sharp eyes of the senior captain of Bhutan Airlines and grace of the goddess Bhagawati, a potential disaster was averted. The he-goat incredulously made a mockery of the TIA security.

No wonder Charles Sobraj was once reported to have said that he can pass a buffalo through the TIA security. As the ‘five-member squad of hunters who are active round-the-clock’ failed to notice the he-goat, TIA may have to enlist the service of a leopard to keep the runway clean of rodent and other animals.

This is not the first time that such incidents of animals and birds appearing on the tarmac posing threats to the approaching aircraft has happened.

It shows sheer negligence of the airport authorities who are least bothered about making the only international airport of the country safe for taking off and landing.

The persons concerned should be taken to tasks for making the airport safe from such things that can be prevented if a little bit of precautionary measures are taken sincerely.

Not only this, a monkey was also seen on the arrival hall (on the photograph) of the TIA eating something thrown by passengers or visitors.

Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu

Rock star

Recently a news story has come to the light that Nepal’s most popular Buddhist nun has become a rock star.

Ani Choying Dolma, a goodwill ambassador to UNICEF, is now known as a rock star. Her songs are really inspiring, motivating and encouraging in nature.

In fact, she is the only person in Nepal who is a singer-cum-nun. Since she has become a global icon at present, she travels around the world including the United States, Brazil, China and Nepal.

I still remember her famous song Shanti Lukau Kaha for the reason that it touches one’s heart. Such type of singers should be promoted in our country.

Pratik Shrestha, Baneshwor

Good job

This is with reference to the news story “Inflow of people to Kathmandu Valley rising” (THT, October 16, Page 2).

Police estimates that more than two lakhs people had left the Valley for Dashain festival and an equal number of them are returning.

One of the positive sides of the festive travel is that there were no major road accidents due to the strict vigilance of the traffic police in coordination with the law-enforcing agencies.

No bus operators were allowed to carry more passengers than the seating capacity of the buses, and the long distance drivers were also asked to take a rest at certain points to relieve their stress of driving.

Such moves made the journey safe and comfortable and passengers praised the traffic police for doing a good job.

Ajaya Sharma, Butwal