Telegraph Nepal, Editorials
Having spent our time and energy, without feeling any fatigue, for the benefit of the Nepali people and the nation for all along twenty eight years in the past, we have now entered into the 29th year of our glorious publication. It was just a modest beginning at the outset. We admit that.
With this issue, in your hand now, we now recollect as to how the past years of our arduous and long travel in this profession was for us at this newspaper. Yet we braved all the challenges, formidable at times, without caring as to what would happen next and also what may have been in the pipeline for us? Things went smoothly though save some snags and artificial man-made hitches imposed upon us. Thanks to our detractors as well who at times posed some problems but we took them as befitting lessons and finally we enjoyed from their blistering attacks made under this or that flimsy pretexts. We improved after each such attacks.
We remain undeterred. No force on earth can shake us. We have full faith and repose trust upon those who have encouraged us even at times that were pretty dangerous and bad for us. We were in knowledge prior to joining this profession or while having dared to enter into this sophisticated domain that the roads ahead will be more than a bumpy one and treacherous too, however, the dedication with which we nourished this paper enjoying readers unconditional support is what has kept us at this paper alive and kicking. Our salute you all dear friends. We value your support with tears in our eyes.
Our prime duty is to inform. We tried our best to inform the readers. In doing so we never exceeded our professional limits and media ethics. We are bound by media discipline and will continue to honor those tooth and nail.
While traversing this risky path over decades and decades, we came across with so many seen and unseen problems. We kept on moving with our bounden duty which is to inform the people and we at this paper think that to some extent we have bagged success in informing the people.
We observed several ups and down in the process. Some twenty governments came into existence and collapsed. Some were even forced to crumble. We observed the naked interference in our exclusive internal matters by some near and dear ones, near and far, to which we responded in a very appropriate manner. We not only saw system change but even the change of an age old institution. We made our comments public. Carefully analyzed the events and came to the conclusion that Nepal will never be allowed to remain as a politically stable nation and that the leaders of this country were not loyal to their own motherland instead prefer to dance to the tunes of foreign music. This will remain for long perhaps, this is what we believe.
Our profession demands honesty, dedication and perseveration. To be honest and modest will be our motto in the days ahead and years to come. We are pained when we observe at times when our own professionals, save a few good souls, ignore the genuine interests of their own country and toe alien lines that ultimately insult their own place of origin. We have carefully been observing that some of our own leaders act as per the instructions of foreign powers and in the process weakening their own soil. Some leaders, if they were at all, threaten splitting of the nation-state. We fail to understand as to why they make such threatening noises. We guess they have been told to speak so or else a true Nepali national shall never make such secessionists remarks. We count of Nepal’s Apex Court which has made a daring decision, February 21, 2012.
The country is close to a political catastrophe should the guardian of the State, the Nepal President, ignores his assigned duties. We count also upon the Nepal Army because we conclude that it would be this institution alone which will save this nation from going to the precipice which, we presume, is round the corner. NA has its glorious past. We just wish to remind this fact to the national army.
All in all, we are pained to observe the perversion seen in today’s national politics. We see none who could save this country from going to the dogs. Yet we repose some trust upon President and the Army and hope that these two institutions will steer the nation if the nation so demands from them. Or we would not mind even if a third institution jumps in the country’s politics but assures the nation that he or she will straighten the political aberration that has already become a phenomenon here after the NOIDA tricks.
Finally, our thanks go to our detractors first because it is this camp which jolts us in serving the people as we should. Thanks to them. Our thanks are also due to those readers, both within and without, who more often than not appreciate our modest efforts aimed at serving the people and the nation. Our special thanks to those commercial enterprises who have vowed not to extend their support to us because it is their negligence towards this paper that we have not appeared in the list of financial corrupts in the media domain. Great help in preserving our financial discipline. Thanks for their “no support”.
Our special thanks are also due to our own staff-members who have remained as the life-line of this paper or else we will have counted out last breath long time back.
We now pledge that we will remain ever obedient to our nation and the people. We salute our august readers wherever they may reside. Our grand salute to our well wishers. Keep on jolting us if we commit any blunder. You the readers are the real judge. We count on your valuable suggestions. Salute! Keep on visiting us, as and when you feel free.
( Editorial Telegraph Weekly, February 22, 2012).