Nachna Najanne Aangan Tedo

Posted by: Rajendra Keshari Pandey

“Nachna Najanne Aangan Tedo” Our proverbs are so accurate, precise and useful, that I always love them. Knowing, understanding and implementing them in our daily life can make a big difference. It can instantly change our perspective, thinking and general understanding and enable us to be better people.

As an example I quote one beautiful Nepali proverb “Nachna Najanne Aangan Tedo” Meaning “A person who does not know how to dance properly, always blames the floor” like “A bad workman will always blame his tools.” By quoting this proverb, I would like to compare its sentiment to our beautiful country. A heaven on earth, alas managed by limited minds and unskilled management resulting in its descent into total chaos. To understand the great potential of this country, consider Nepal’s location on the world map, though small in size, it is significant in its great diversities. The flora and fauna, its people, culture and tradition, a country from where most of the eight thousand meter Himalayan peaks can be seen, certainly make it a unique place on Earth. But look at its plight. Most nations on this earth prosper, move forward and gradually benefit all their people. Yet this country always remains static, poor, under-developed and simply a nation in crisis. Why so? That is the big question. There are countries in our neighborhood whose births we witnessed which have progressed far better than us in a couple of decades. Our long history, culture, tradition and image have gone in-vain and are disappearing. Also we have known some countries so barren once, deprived of sufficient water resources are now lush green and have progressed tremendously. One of these countries has become a successful exporter of quality fruits. These capabilities of producing the quality fruits of hard work show people’s dedication towards the prosperity of their own nation and the good vision of their leaders. They know the art of dance, so they never blame the floor. Lack of natural resources are not a barrier these days, but lack of dedication towards Nation, honesty, hard work, good vision and non-existence of correct leadership is a big obstacle here. I would say poor thinking will never allow us to reap rich results. A mature, dedicated and sustainable strategy with correct countrywide implementation will give us rich results. Our visionary leaders need to study further what constitutes success, think properly and re-consider again such matters seriously. Time has come now to do it, not just to sit-back and watch. Lectures, promises, and false assurances will not help this country now. Since our leaders hold the helm of this nation, responsibility mainly lies with them. They can not turn deaf ears to their people in such sensitive matters. They should learn the correct skills, take the right steps and hear the music of their Nation. Only then can they dance properly for their people and not always blame the existing floor. So, I quote again “Nachna Najanne Aangan Tedo” one should learn and know ones art properly; do not blame the tools, for in the hands of a skilled person they will always create prosperity.

Nachna Najanne Aangan Tedo was last modified: December 23rd, 2014 by Rajendra Keshari Pandey

Blog Comments

  1. dovan

    I read the magazine- Y.
    I am glad that it served to great extent to fulfill the urgent need of a good youth magazine in Nepal.
    The content is good. ( activism , discussion on secularism, older women younger men relationship,
    book review, etc)
    The design is also cool. ( not too flashy and distracting as wave )
    The approach to include both nepali and english medium is also very practical.( I think more magazines should go that way)
    btw, naba yuva is also good. (but that might be too plain and too political(marxist) for average city youth)
    yubamanch too used to be good and informative , but that has now turned silly .

    Y- I think has come with all necessary ingredients.- good content, light stuffs too, cool design, good marketing strategy, and good future.

  2. deadkid

    yestai ho,

    i am sorry for the negativity. please accept that as a mirror of what’s going on. it’s also true – we need leadership but do we have any visionary leaders to give us the SYSTEM.

    by the way, there’s a new magazine in town – Y.
    you might want to have a read.

    Dead Kid

  3. Yestai Ho

    hey deadkid dude – you seem to be bit negative. Give me an example of a country which has transitioned from it rudmentary stage to the developed stage without leadership of visionary political leaders. Show me one. Do not talk about curren state of US and Europe. These countries are not any more run by leaders. Systems run these country. We need contribution from visionary leaders to build systerm. We do not have system in Nepal.

  4. deadkid

    oye nachna najane angan tedo,

    update yourself:

    is your knowledge of the cuntry fueled by media and coursebooks or have you actually traveled in Nepal to talk about its features?

    you say this shold be done and that should be done, do you have any idea as to HOW? OR leanrn to support your arguments by giving instances.

    you sound like the wouldbe ‘arse’ of the marketplace who always end up there seminars and conferences saying SOMEBODY SHOULD DO SOMETHING. get over it, dude.

    by the way, do we have visionary leaders?

    leaders do not hold the helm of the nation in a democratic system but we, the people do.

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