N. P. Upadhyaya
The year 2011 has
been declared as Nepal Tourism year. Let us presume that tourists from across
the globe will visit this country and will be back with some memorable events. Some will entertain themselves to the hilt.
The tourists have abundant reasons to come to Nepal. What others do not have, we possess and vice versa.
In my personal opinion, the foreign tourists will have two equally important things to watch while being in this banana republic.
The first one would definitely be to watch for themselves the smallest man on earth-Khagendra-who hit the media headlines while he was on a short trip to the United States. I could see in some pictures Khagendra flirting with the New York blonde. Khagendra was giggling with the cute ladies.
May be he could have "proposed" to some in private.
It is this Khagendra who has been made the brand Ambassador for the Nepal Tourism Year 2011.
A great honor to this small chap who beamingly accepted the Nepal Tourism Board offer.
Both Khagendra and the Tourism Board will go together in benefiting the country.
So Khagendra will be the first choice of the foreigners and hopefully they will prefer to mingle with this smallest chap on earth aged close to 18, I presume.
The next thing that the incoming foreign friends will enjoy upon looking Nepali leaders who work more for others than for what they do for their own motherland. The tourists, if are sensible and of investigative type, will find for themselves that Nepali leaders have a habit of pocketing monthly salaries without doing any job. Perhaps Nepal is the single country in the world whose "self plus alien created" Constituent Assembly members pocket hefty monthly salaries from the CA's accounts department, in the name of writing a new constitution, without writing even a single word of the Charter.
This will perhaps encourage the
foreigners to take photographs of our political luminaries who openly have been
plundering the national exchequer and that too without feeling ashamed. That
could be a memorable gift for their friends when back home. A grand souvenir indeed.
The foreigners will have something more to collect from their Nepal sojourn.
They would look for themselves those Nepali leaders and political stalwarts who have kept the nation the hostage of their personal political whims. They are thus advised to snap photographs of those political luminaries who made nine attempts in series but yet failed in having a new Prime Minister for this country. No exhaustion yet. Brave legendary Gurkhas that they are.
The failed attempts perhaps will continue until the Tourism year commences.
Thus let's presume for the moment that Khagendra and our "defeated" political personalities who have been exploiting the nation for over four years under this or that pretext will entertain the foreign tourists.
How Nepal is being run by the defeated ones will be yet another attractions for the incoming tourists.
Election defeated Mr. Nepal's photographs, we have been told, is being printed in huge numbers and perhaps will be distributed free of charge to each and every tourists while they will enter the TIA upon completion of their adventurous trip to Nepal.
Madhav Nepal with a giggling smile is the one photograph that is supposed to be awarded to each and every tourists.
Mr. Nepal's photo is being distributed
to let the tourists know as to how an election defeated candidate can assume the
post of the Prime Minister in a "democracy".
All in all, Nepal will once again regain its lost pride.
Thanks Khagendra and defeated Mr.
Nepal who both have made history in their own respective manner.
Nepal is not yet a lost case.