We understand that not so many people both within and without will be happy upon listening that beginning this issue that is in the hands of our valued and august readers that this English language newspaper-Weekly-will enter its 28th years of publication.
A long journey has already been traversed. The destination still remains at a far distance. While traveling this Himalayan journey, we enjoyed the friendlier support from all those who wanted to see this weekly survived and Lo! We are still kicking and alive much to the chagrin of those some who preferred that we voluntarily quit from this sector which, we mean the media profession, has become so near and dear to us all at this paper.
It has become more like an addiction.
The past 27 years were not an easy going affair for us. We covered the bumpy roads ahead in the past for decades and decades with strong determination and it was this muscular resolve which brought us here where we are today now.
Oh those troubled 27 years.
Governmental negative attitude towards our newspaper apart, which prevails even as of today unfortunately, many other artificially structured constraints, the combined efforts of our friends and foes alike, tried their best to force us to embrace an unnatural death but the willpower that we still have in abundance made us to overcome those man-made difficulties.
While traveling the topsy-turvy roads that we have already left far behind, we came across with some puzzling situation more so in the country’s politics.
Since we champion politics as it is this politics which eventually govern the nation but yet we always lobbied for a politics that is not a dirty one as it stands today which is there for all to see.
Disgusting that it has become now.
In the process of faring a non-ending expedition, we merely could notice the prevalence of fair politics being played by our so called dirty-ugly national leaders. To the extent that we even noticed that some of our own Nepali leaders though were the sons of this sacred soil, preferred to remain loyal and subservient to some alien powers near and far thus undermining and ignoring the glorious Nepali past.
We have a word of shame for them who have been serving more the aliens than what they should have been doing.
The course we charted some twenty eight years ago for this weekly and the policies that we at this paper drafted remain intact in that we understand that no interest could be supreme than that of the country’s. We still stick to this policy as we think that our nationalist overture must remain in place as the nation is still under attacks from various quarters both seen and unseen. The country is being attacked from all the sides and who the hell were attacking us? Indeed the alien forces are attacking us through their local salaried marionettes. Many of those whom we know.
A word of shame again on the Nepali versions of Lendhup Dorjes who could be seen loitering around in Nepali politics under various garbs. Nepali media too has become overly polluted. We could see some Nepali media men singing the foreign songs and dancing to their tunes. This is really unfortunate. We hope they will change their hearts sooner than later. What else we can do other than to hope that wisdom would finally prevail amongst our own professional colleagues who will begin loving their own mother-mother Nepal. We appeal them all to understand the gravity of penetration of alien politics in Nepal and thus save mother Nepal-their own mother from the continued onslaught from alien quarters.
Friendship with all and enmity with none will remain the hallmark of this paper in the coming days as usual. We will in no way and under any circumstances compromise with our territorial integrity and national independence. We mean it.
We will even take up these issues in a vibrant manner that is demanded of us as a media enterprise or say an institution. We will continue to serve mother Nepal.
Our relations with the countries of the region-the Himalayan Asia will continue as usual. We will try to expand or already existing friendlier relations with the countries of the Developed West.
We will make no compromises with any system of governance other than democratic system which we hope will deliver when the corrupt leaders of the present day political scene will be sidelined by their own youth workers and cadres.
We would encourage the Nepali youths to take up the country’s onerous leadership in their own hands by replacing the redundant and proven rotten eggs who have been so mercilessly ruling the country beginning early 1990s.
We would also wish that Nepal balances its relations with both India and China. It should be based on equal footing. We will pounce upon those countries who enjoy and take sadistic pleasure from our weaknesses and more often than not prefer to impose their sermons and dictates through their local stooges. This is unacceptable.
In sum, the road ahead is troublesome indeed. The needed and the required courage is here to travel further though with the past twenty seven years remaining engaged in this profession, some fatigue has also cropped up. Yet we would try our best to overcome this fatigue. We know how to overcome such weaknesses.
Finally, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to those who remained with us all along those not so good and not so bad years that we have left behind. Thanks to all those who supported us in our trying times. The moral support was there which pumped courage and energy into our capillaries and veins.
We expect such helps and support will continue for this year as well. We have nothing to offer to our valued readers other than analytical views of the contemporary politics.
We salute to all those who keep on reading this paper through our online
edition-telegraphnepal.com. Thanks to all those commentators who express their
views and comments through the online edition of this paper.
Lastly, we remain indebted to all the staffs that we have with us for their uninterrupted support that they have been providing. In effect it is their kindness and real support that we have been able to see the grand entrance into the 28th year of publication of the telegraph weekly.