Today was Maha Shivaratri and Army Day 2063 or was it 2062 or may be both. I have something very interesting to share.I was enjoying the sunshine this afternoon when I noticed two army choppers flying in the sky,both these choppers were carrying some kind of a flag,the first chopper had a flag where it was written ” MAHA SHIVA RATRI AND ARMY DAY 2007″ in English which was …
……………………followed by another chopper where the writing was in Nepali ,to my biggest surprise I noticed that on one side of the flag the date was 2063, the 3 of which was over written in possibly a flag from last year but the concerned failed to check that the other side of the flag still had 2062,one side had 2063 and the other side 2062.The chopper flew over Kathmandu a few times with this flag.I ran to my room took out my camera and managed to click pictures,while the choppers where making their final rounds with great pride during their Army Day.This is sheer stupidity and extreme heights of carelessness.May be Nepalese Army does not want to change with the changing times or is reluctant to do so.
Nepal Army Chopper
Nepal Army Chopper Flag Displaying 2062
Nepal Army Chopper Flag Displaying 2063 with “3″ Edited.
I have something more to add,people talk about amendment in the constitution.Well I have one suggestion…..no one should be treated special within temple premises,if wanna worship stay in the line if not you wont be allowed in.Everyone should be treated the same…Can someone please provide me with the data,what is the number of people who faint or need to been rushed to hospitals during these special festival when the crowd are made to wait for hours and hours for the VVIPs to arrive.What is the percentage of elderly who are made to wait to the VVIPs to finish their puja.I wonder weather we have acheived loktantra,is everyone equal???What I have heard this year,was that no special passes where distributed,for the so called”special guests” visiting the temple.Why need special passes,why only a handful of people get to enjoy all the privileges in Nepal,”the VVIPs and their acquaintances”.What I am concerned is those people with no passes need to queue up for hours and hours and handful of people get special passes,I think no one has raised this issue seriously,where are people who talk about LOKTANTRA??????I think the politicians themselves want to enjoy this privilege.Does one need to call for a Nepal Banda or Valley Banda for issues like these to be addressed.
—PRAJ, February 16, 2007 Army Day