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Jun 1, 2018-

It is rather shameful and disappointing to hear that a former national football player and an official Anjan KC is among the prime suspects caught in international betting (Sports Betting Cartel Busted, May 13,TKP Online). This issue comes as another setback after five Nepali national footballers were life banned from football in 2015 following a match fixing scandal. Not to negate, Anjan KC was one of them. Lately, sporting spirit as become the mantra of national unity in Nepal. From the national cricket team gaining the ODI status to footballers like Bimal Gharti Magar and Rohit Chand playing playing in top leagues overseas, there is no thing as sports which gives Nepali the solace and happiness in mid of political turmoils and negatives everyday. But sadly, this very agent of peace and cooperation has been hard hit by yet another scandal. The corruption in sporting sector has had a long history in Nepal. The weak governance of CAN (Cricket Association of Nepal) and corruption case filed against former ANFA chief Ganesh Thapa are vividly the examples of institutional corruption in sports governing bodies. While such respectful organizations have been bringing shame to the sporting spirit of our country, who can the players count on for themselves? Not every player can bring gold medals to the country. Not every player can participate in the world cup or the Olympics. But the government should not discriminate between players. Rather it should provide equal priorities and opportunities to each and every players of the state. All the players need to have economic stability if they are to dedicate their lives in the name of sporting and bringing honor to the country. If only government realises this, the players will be self motivated and the issues of match fixing or betting will automatically decline. If the players are satisfied with the allowances and positive emphasis of the state, there is no reason why they will have to involve in notorious ways to earn money.

Abhinav Pandey

Tansen, Palpa

Creative expressions

Recently 3 Nepalese artists received awards at the International Arts Competition and Exhibition, which took place in Japan last week (Three Nepali artists felicitated in Japan, May 29, Page 9). Organised by Global Arts Movement (GAM), the event honoured 3 Nepalese artists i.e. Krishna Gopal Shrestha, Sarita Dangol and Sanjit Maharjan.12 artists from other parts of the world also got felicitated in the event. The event included works by artists from 15 countries including Nepal. The exhibition also included Nepalese artists in the form of Sandhya Silwal, Satyashila Kasaju, Astha Tuladhar and Nara Bahadur BK. Art is a form of creative human expression.

It has the power to elicit humanemotions. Every art as a story to tell. The story might not always be visible, it might be subtle but if one looks close enough, they can trace the story. The history of Nepali art in itself is quite old going as back as to the Lichchhabi Period—also known as the golden period for Nepali art. From that period to now, Nepali art evolved immensely. The artists too have come a long way. Today Nepali artists get worldwide recognition and in my opinion, embark on imagination unparalleled. With many art and photo exhibitions and workshops, Nepali artists will surely get a platform to hone their skills further and display their talents in multiple avenues. The Nepal art Council is a commendable initiate of the government to promote Nepali art and artists. There are private art gallaries too. The government and the private sector should work in tandem to help take the art scene in Nepal to new heights.

Pratik Shrestha

Buddhanagar, Baneshwor

Published: 01-06-2018 07:36

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