Print Edition - 2017-06-04  |  Letter to the Editor

COVER ALL YOUTHS

Jun 4, 2017-

The fourth education fair was inaugurated with the motto of ‘Excellent Education within Nepal’ (‘Kantipur Hissan education fair begins at Bhrikutimandap’, June 17, Page 3). The recent SEE students will benefit from this fair where they can get advice on available courses, education quality, infrastructure and facilities, and fee structures. It is a platform to help students realise their goals.

It is believed that Kathmandu still controls resources and holds power, and the HISSAN fair is also found to target students of the Capital. Most colleges are confined to the urban and semi urban areas around Kathmandu, but not all the students who sat for the SEE are able to join colleges in the city. Many students from rural areas are confused about choosing their faculty for the +2 levels. It would be meaningful when this umbrella association covers all youth groups who are seeking knowledge about higher education. This sort of fair should be conducted in different parts of the country to give all rural students knowledge about quality education.

- Shobha Adhikari,

Purano Naikap

POLITICAL ACUMEN

It is unfortunate to see political parties bargaining for their own interests rather than for the nation’s. After the second people’s movement, parties wasted almost 11 years in political bickering and they were not able to hold local level elections for almost 20 years.

However, the Dahal-led government should be credited for successfully holding the first phase of local level elections in three provinces. The second phase of local elections in the remaining four provinces were scheduled to be held on June 15 but have been deferred until June 28 (‘Phase II local polls to be held on June 28’, May 31, Page 1). This will help the Election Commission (EC) complete all the necessary preparations and will enable the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) to officially register its party in the EC and obtain its election symbol.  

The RJPN seems undecided about participating in the polls (‘RJP-N fallen between two stools’, May 31, Page 1). However, there seems to be no other option for the RJPN than to be flexible in its political standing and let voters exercise their voting rights. Alternatively, there has to be some face-saving political way out for RJPN to participate in the second phase of local elections. For this, the UML needs to soften its political stand and help the government to bring the RJNP on board. Otherwise, the chances of holding the local polls in four provinces on the rescheduled date will be slim. It is hoped that the political parties will use their political acumen and come to a consensus for holding all the remaining elections—local, provincial, general—within January 2018.

- Rai Biren Bangdel, Maharajgunj

Published: 04-06-2017 08:32

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