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Monday, November 22, 2010

Prof. Lama is no one to us- Dr HB Chhetri.... Prof. Mahendra P Lama and Ugen Chopel conferred with 1st Gorkha Gaurav Award 2010 ... Koirala named 2010 CNN Hero of the Year .. 16 GJMM supporters will opt for suicide

"Prof. M.P.Lama is no less than an adhoc staff of DGHC to us, he is no one to us and had played no role for the agitation of Gorkhaland, he is no worth to give away the award to Kalimpong's people". Reacting to the speech made by Prof Lama during a programme organised by Kalimpong Press Club, Dr. Harka Bahadur Chhetri, Spokesperson of GJMM said. 
Dr. Chhetri during a public meeting in Damber Chowk said that Prof Lama is  not an Alexander who is all in all. Whatever he has suggested has been already done by us. GJMM had raised the issues of national security 3 years before and it has called upon the Government to consider the census of 1872 for the Dooars and Terai issue, speaking about the two issues raised by Prof Lama, said Dr Chhetri .
Dr. Chhetri said that whatever is printed in Nepali Newspapers are not true so people should not read these papers. Prof. Lama has misused the platform of Kalimpong Press Club and being an educationalist politics is not his subject, he added. He further invited Prof Lama and other opposition leaders to an open session organised by GJMM in Town Hall of Kalimpong on 24th November. 
Dr. Chhetri further said, if Prof Lama is agent of either Sikkim or any Government then he will not attend it similarly the other opposition leaders too have to attend the meeting and if GJMM is able to convince them about the merits of accepting Interim Setup then they have to beg for forgiveness.
Meanwhile GJNM, women's wing of GJMM in a press conference condemned the statement of Prof. Lama as purely political and termed it as an attempt to obstruct the process of formation of Interim setup, Tara Lohar Lepcha Central committee member added during the press conference.
Koirala named 2010 CNN Hero of the Year
CNN: Koirala is also helping HIV sufferers find a home where they can spend their remaining days peacefully.Anuradha Koirala, a woman who has helped almost 12000 women and girls find their way out from sex slavery, has been chosen as the CNN Hero of the Year 2010.
The results were revealed on the fourth annual 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute' by CNN's Anderson Cooper after an online public poll that ran for eight weeks on CNN. According to Koirala, human trafficking is a shameful crime, accounting for the worst punishment ever.

"Every day this woman confronts the worst of what humanity has to offer," Moore said of Koirala. "She says, 'Stop. Stop selling our girls.' By raiding brothels and patrolling the India-Nepal border, she saves girls from being sold into the sex trade, where they are being repeatedly raped for profit, tortured and enslaved.Koirala, through her own foundation Maiti Nepal, has been helping such women and kids to go to school, find work or learn a skill.She is also helping HIV sufferers find a home where they can spend their remaining days peacefull.
Chief of Maiti Nepal, Anuradha Koirala, who along with her dynamic team, has  rescued more than 12,000 women and girls from sex slavery has been named the 2010 CNN Hero of the Year, Saturday.She will receive $100,000 to continue her work with Maiti Nepal, in addition to the $25,000 awarded to each of the top 10 CNN Heroes.The online edition of CNN reported today, Koirala was chosen by the public in an online poll that ran for eight weeks on CNN's Anderson Cooper revealed the result at the conclusion of the fourth annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute.
"Human trafficking is a crime, a heinous crime, a shame to humanity," Koirala said earlier in the evening after being introduced as one of the top 10 CNN Heroes of 2010. "I ask everyone to join me to create a society free of trafficking. We need to do this for all our daughters," the report said.
It further mentioned that Koirala was introduced by actress Demi Moore, who along with her husband, Ashton Kutcher, created DNA, The Demi and Ashton Foundation, which aims to eliminate child sex slavery worldwide.
"Every day this woman confronts the worst of what humanity has to offer," Moore said of Koirala, CNN wrote, adding, she says, "Stop. Stop selling our girls."
Moore explained further that Koirala raids brothels and patrols the India-Nepal border, saves girls from being sold into the sex trade, where they are being repeatedly raped for profit, tortured and enslaved.
Addressing the event Koirala said, "This is another responsibility to me to work with all your support. We have to end this heinous crime. Please join hands with me to end this crime."
According to CNN, she further said, "Please try to respect the youth. They are the ones who are going to build the next generation. Thank you so much."
Koirala's speech capped the gala event, which was taped before an audience of nearly 5,000 and premieres Thanksgiving night on the global networks of CNN, according to the report.
Prof. Lama and Chopel received Gorkha Gaurav Award
KalimNews: During a programme organised by Sikkim state unit of Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh on 21 November Prof. Mahendra P Lama, Vice-chancellor of Sikkim University and Ugen Chopel, Producer and Film Director was conferred with 1st Gorkha Gaurav Award 2010. This award was presented by Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangh (BGP), Sikkim state unit during a ceremony held in Smileland Ranipool. On the occasion of the BGP 's 1st Gourav Diwas the award was presented to Prof. Lama for his service in the field of education and national security and Mr. chopel for his service in the field of Art and Culture . Both were honoured with a memento, a citation and a shawl by Natyabhusan C K Sherstha, National Diractor of Mission Jagrat Samaj.
Ugen Chhopel (Top) and Pro.M.P.Lama receiving the Gorkha Gaurav Award
16 GJMM supporters will give their life if Dooars is not included in GRA
KalimNews:GJMM supporters will give their life if Dooars and Terai are not included in the proposed GRA.It was announced during a GJMM meeting in Kalchini Thana ground by Shankar Adhkari the GJMM convenor of Terai Dooars GJMM. The name list and places of suicide is ready, he added. He also said that GJMM will compromise for the election but Dooars and Terai must be included in it.
The list includes names of Devika Darjee, Kanchhi Lama, Pushpa Lama of Kalchini; Sujay Biswakarma, Rajesh Biswakarma, Uttam bdr Chhetri,Kanchha Lama, Durga bdr Chhetri, Dhan bdr Chhetri, Diley Lama, Kamal Biswakarma, Bajrangbali Minz of Kumargram; Durga Kalikotay, Dakun Dorjay Lama, Kumar Lama and Sekhar Lama of Alipurduar.
It is also said that those of Kumargram will jump in the river Sankosh and Kalchini will self immolate near Kargil Chowk and the number of suiciders may increase.

Hills talks to go ahead
TNN, DARJEELING: The state home department's additional chief secretary G D Gautama, who is currently in Darjeeling on a three-day visit, reiterated on Sunday that the ongoing talks to find a solution to the Hills problems would go ahead. But he refused to mention any dates, saying the decision would be taken by the Union government.
Gautama was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the Gold Cup football tournament in Darjeeling. "I cannot say when the talks will be held because that is the Centre's prerogative. We too are waiting for the Union home ministry to announce the date," he said. The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has demanded that the interim set-up proposed by the Centre be implemented in the next political-level talks within the second week of December.
GJM has started a month-long agitation in the Hills and plains to demand early talks and inclusion of the plains in the interim set-up. However, with the Union government yet to fix a date for the talks and a rejuvenated opposition in the Hills, much is dependent on the next round of talks for bringing stability to the Hills.
When asked about the state government's participation in the talks, Gautama replied: "Yes, the state government will definitely be party to the process as only talks can find solutions to the problems". The CPM is opposed to the inclusion of Terai and Dooars in the arrangement demanded by the GJM, while the opposition parties in the hills are opposed to the interim set-up itself.
PTI, Darjeeling, Nov 22 : A solution to the Darjeeling issue is possible next month during the tripartite talks, the date for which is yet to be fixed, West Bengal Home Secretary G D Gautama has said.
"The date for the next tripartite talks can be announced any time by the Centre, possibly within this month, and a solution is possible," Gautama, who is on a visit here, said on the sidelines of inauguration of the Gold Cup football tournament yesterday.
The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has demanded that the interim set-up proposed by the Centre be implemented in the next political-level talks within the second week of December.
The GJM has started a month-long agitation in the hills and plains to demand early talks and inclusion of the Terai and Dooars in the plains in the interim set-up.

Parishad Plan for Poll

Nari Morcha protesters being stopped
by police on Sunday. (Kundan Yolmo)
TT, Birpara (Alipurduar), Nov. 21: The Akhil Bharatiya Adivasi Vikas Parishad today said it would support a candidate in the coming Assembly election who, it thinks, would be able to serve the tribal people.
The outfit also iterated its decision of not leaving an inch of land in the Dooars and the Terai to “anybody” (read the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha).
“The government can take any decision but we will not leave an inch of the Terai and the Dooars to anybody. This is our land and we want the development of the area,” said Tej Kumar Toppo, the general secretary of the state committee of the Parishad, at a public meeting here, about 65km from Alipurduar. “In the coming Assembly election, we will support a candidate whom we think will serve the people in the Dooars.”
On the floating of a new outfit by a former leader, Toppo said: “Rajesh Lakra (who had launched the Dooars Terai Adivasi Vikas Parishad) has been banished from the Parishad. A few people are with him but they do not matter to us. We will organise our movement as usual.”
Morcha campaign
The Morcha will launch a campaign in the foothills on Tuesday to press for the inclusion of the Terai and the Dooars in the interim set-up for the hills.
About 300 supporters of the Morcha’s Terai unit blocked NH55 on the Panchanoi bridge for more than an hour today, demanding that the subdivisional officer of Siliguri come to the spot and receive a memorandum from them. Later, SDO Rajat Saini went to the area and received the memorandum.

Cup helps hills revive golden moments - Government eager to see ‘development’ in Darjeeling
Vivek Chhetri, TT, Darjeeling, Nov. 21: A sport event held after 25 years galvanised Darjeeling into a path of unity as people left behind political differences and uncertainties generally associated with the hills.
The final match of the All India Brigade of Gurkha Gold Cup tournament between the Army XI and the Calcutta-based Southern Samiti attracted an overwhelming crowd unseen in recent times.  The Army XI won the match 2-0.
Before going home with trophies and cash rewards, the players gave back the football-crazy town a platform to relive the charms of an old Darjeeling.
“I get a sinking feeling when I think the tournament is over. Since November 12, I had been a regular to the field and the matches gave us immense pleasure to relive the old days,” said Anuraj Sharma, a resident of Darjeeling.
But Punam Kumar Sharma found one thing missing in this year’s matches: crowds’ ground support for teams.
“The atmosphere was like in the old days. In the earlier days, there used to be supporters who would root for a particular team throughout the tournament. That was missing this time,” said Punam, a lawyer.
The tournament was last held in 1985, weeks before a 28-month-long violent agitation for Gorkhaland was unleashed in the hills. For 25 years, the event could not be held for “various reasons” cited by the organisers.
The aficionados of the tournament made it sure that they passed on the game spirit to new generations also.
“I wanted my son, Atindra, to experience the atmosphere we grew up in. He is eight-year-old and I brought him along to savour that,” said Rupendra Pradhan, a trader.
That even the state administration is aware of the hill people’s association with the game can be gauged from the presence of G.D. Gautama, the additional chief secretary of Bengal, at today’s closing ceremony as the chief guest.
Gautama felt the pulse of the people well and subtly conveyed the message on the need for “development” in the hills. “It is a happy feeling to be present in such a historic event. People of Darjeeling are known to be sport loving and our efforts will be to see that such events bring about development in other areas also,” said Gautama.
Not that only sport has been a casualty in the hills in recent times.
Nevertheless, the people are eager to move forward now. “We hope the tournament will be able to attract big clubs as it used to earlier,” said Rajesh Rajak, a hotelier in town.
The Army XI, which had a rock solid defence today, had their named etched in the trophy that was donated by the Hong Kong-based Gurkha Brigade. A brace from Goram Zoramchhama sealed the match in their favour much to the delight of the Sunday crowd.
Zoramchhama was also adjudged the man of the match, while Francis Xavier of Southern Samiti was declared the man of the tournament. The cash prizes for the winners and the runners-up were Rs 1 lakh and Rs 50,000 respectively.
The matches were organised by the district administration in collaboration with the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Sports Association.
Jordan Norbu, a member of the organising committee, said the Cup was the “blue ribbon” tournament of the Indian Football Association (IFA) and hoped it regained its lost glory.
“Next year, we will ask the IFA to include the Gurkha Cup in its calendar so that big clubs from across the country can play here without their dates clashing with other tournaments,” said Norbu.
He said efforts would be made to have teams like Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Salgaonkar, Churchill Brothers and even first-time Durand Cup winners, Chirag United, in the championship in 2011.
“We are very happy that the event has ended smoothly,” said Norbu.
Road mishap
TT, Siliguri: Dhruba Das, 38, was killed when a Siliguri-bound private bus knocked him down at Hatighisa near Naxalbari on Sunday. After the incident, angry residents of the area ransacked the vehicle and blocked NH31C for two hours. The blockade was lifted around 5pm after police arrival. The bus has been seized but the driver managed to escape.
Film festival
TT, Siliguri: The 11th International Film Festival will begin at the Dinabandhu Mancha here on Monday. Films from 15 countries will be screened during the six-day fest organised by the Siliguri Cine Society. The event will be inaugurated by actor Sabyasachi Chakraborty. Urban development minister Asok Bhattacharya will be present.
Fire scare
TT, Siliguri: A fire broke out near the ammunition point at the Binnaguri Military Station in Jalpaiguri on Saturday. Two fire engines of the army from Dhupguri doused the flames in half-an-hour. No loss of life or property has been reported.
Unity week
TT, Jaigaon: The consulate general of India at Bhutan’s Phuentsholing organised a programme to mark the National Integration Week on Sunday. At the event, a documentary on national integration was shown and dances and songs of India and Bhutan were performed before the dignitaries from both the countries.
Rail buses miss date - Track laying to be over by march
TT, Siliguri, Nov. 21: Commuters will have to wait till March for a hassle-free ride between Siliguri and Bagdogra as the railways are unable to complete the laying of tracks between the two places for rail buses.
Two rail buses had arrived here from Rajasthan in April to ply between Siliguri Junction and Bagdogra.
The Northeast Frontier Railway had said the vehicles would start running from September before the pujas. However, with the tracks not ready yet, they are currently parked at the Siliguri Junction station.
“Work on the tracks is going on and the construction division of the NFR has set March next year as their target. We will start running the rail buses after conducting a few trial runs,” said B.L. Patil, the divisional regional manager of Katihar division of the NFR.
The rail buses had been announced by railway minister Mamata Banerjee during her visit to north Bengal in October last year.
According to NFR officials, a dual track comprising both meter gauge and broad gauge is being laid on the 12km stretch between Siliguri Junction and Bagdogra.
“We are laying dual tracks which will have four rails. The inner tracks on which the rail buses will run are meter gauge and the outer rails are broad gauge for goods and express trains. We have set March 2011 as the deadline to complete the tracks,” said an official of the NFR’s construction division.
The two diesel propelled rail buses can ferry 60 persons each. In each carriage, four seats have been kept for railway personnel running it.
“The rail buses will be introduced for the daily commuters travelling between Siliguri Junction and Bagdogra. However, it hasn’t been decided on how many trips the two vehicles will make per day and whether or not, there will be stops in between the two destinations,” said another official.
The commuters were excited at the prospect of the rail buses so that they could give a miss to daily traffic snarls and bumpy rides on NH31.
“It should take 20 minutes to cover the distance between Siliguri and Bagdogra. Usually, it takes double the time because of traffic congestion on this route. The rail bus will be swifter,” said Priya Rai, a resident of Bagdogra who works in a private company in Siliguri.
“The roads turn bad every monsoon and regular travel in auto rickshaws and buses is tiring. The rail bus will be a much more comfortable means of transport than the other vehicles,” said Alka Roy, another resident of Bagdogra.
लामाले प्राधिकरणको टाउकोमा मलाई राख भन्न खोजेका हुन्‌-हर्कबहादुर छेत्री
कालेबुङ,21 नोभेम्बर।अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणलाई अघि राखेर पहाड़का दुइ बुद्धिजीवी तथा दुइ डाक्टरहरू एकआपसमा भीड्न शुरू भएको छ। उनीहरू हुन्‌ डा.महेन्द्र पी.लामा अनि डा.हर्कबहादुर छेत्री। हिजो प्रेस क्लबको कार्यक्रमबाट डा.महेन्द्र पी. लामाले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण जनतालाई बोरामा सुताउने राजनैतिक चलखेल वा जनाकांक्षामाथि भइरहेको खेलाइँची बताएपछि आज तुरून्तै मोर्चा प्रवक्ता डा.हर्कबहादुर छेत्रीले त्यसको प्रतिक्रिया दिए। डा.छेत्रीले भने, महेन्द्र पी,लामा सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालयका उपकूलपति हुन्‌ आन्दोलनका होइन्‌, म सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालयका उपकूलपति होइन आन्दोलनको हुँ। जसले आन्दोलनलाई एक कौड़ीको सहयोग गरेन, आन्दोलनमा जसको कुनै योगदान छैन उसले मोर्चाको एचिभमेन्टलाई गलत बताउनुले उनी बुद्धिजीवी होइन भन्ने कुरालाई प्रमाणित गर्छ। तिनले व्यङ्‌ग्य गर्दै भने, महेन्द्र पी. लामा र गोर्खालीगको छेवाङ भोटियामा केही फरक छैन रहेछ। दुवैले कुरा बुझ्दैन रहेछन्‌। तिनले भने, ठीक छ, महेन्द्र पी.लामालाई प्राधिकरण ठीक लागेन भने 24 तारिक गर्ने अन्तरक्रियामा तिनी आउन्‌। म उत्तर दिनेछु। त्यसपछि कुरा गरून्‌ तर नबुझी जताभावी नबोलुन्‌। यदि प्राधिकरणको विरोध गर्नैको निम्ति बोल्ने हो भने अघि मैले के के गरेकोछु भन्ने कुरा पनि सोंचुन्‌। डा. छेत्री लामासित रॉंकिनुसम्म रॉंकिए। रिसाउनुसम्म रिसाए।एक बुद्धिजीवीले पनि प्राधिकरणलाई नबुझ्नु सम्पूर्ण गोर्खाहरूको निम्ति दुर्भाग्य रहेको बताउँदै तिनले भने, लामाले छैटौं अनुसूचीको खेस्रा बनाएका हुन्‌। त्यो कहॉं पुग्यो तिनलाई थाहा होला। तिनी त यस्तो पाराले बोले जसले तिनको बुद्धि कति रहेछ भन्ने कुरा छर्लङ्ग भयो। तिनले आन्दोलनलाई केही सहयोग पुर्‍याएका छैनन्‌। तिनी आन्दोलनको प्राइमेरी टिचरसम्म पनि होइनन्‌। छैटौं अनुसूचीको खेस्रा बनाउँदा तिनलाई तराई र डुवर्सको सम्झना आएन। अहिले 1951को जनगणनाको कुरा गरिरहेका छन्‌। तिनलाई थाहा छैन हामीले 1951 होइन 1872को पनि कुरा गरिसकेका छौं। जति बेला यहॉं अंग्रेजहरू थिए। त्यसबेला सिलगढ़ीमा बङ्गाली एकै जनापनि थिएनन्‌। कुरा कसरी र के गर्नुपर्छ डा.लामाले सिकाउनु पर्दैन। तिनले लामालाई कटाक्ष गर्दै अझ भने, अचम्म लाग्दो कुरा त लामाले अंग्रेजी बोल्दै पैसाको कुरा गरे। तिनलाई थाहा होला अंग्रेजी दार्जीलिङको ड्राईभरले पनि बोल्छ। पैसाको कुरा गर्ने के तिनी फाइनेन्स मिनिस्टर हुन्‌? तिनले त मोर्चामाथि यस्तो जोक गरे जस्तो कि मोर्चाले सबै बेचिसकेको छ।लामा आखिर किन त्यसरी बोले त्यसको अनुमान मैले लगाइसकेको छु। तिनले अझ भने, विमल गुरूङले प्राधिकरण मोर्चाका नेताहरूले चलाउँदैन, बुद्धिजीवीहरूले चलाउँछ भनेकोले लामामा लोभ बढ़ेको हो। तिनले सोंचे बुद्धिजीवीको टाउकोमा म नै हुँ। त्यसकारण प्राधिकरणको टाउकोमा मलाई राख, मेरो त दिल्लीमा पनि सम्पर्क राम्रो छ भन्न खोजेका मात्र हुन्‌। डा.छेत्रीले मोर्चाले लामाको राजनैतिक आचरण गतल देखेर नै मोर्चाले सम्पर्क नगरेको बताउँदै भने, लामाले छेटौं अनुसूचीको वकालत गरेदेखि विमल गुरूङले साथ छोड़ेका हुन्‌। लामाले प्राधिकरणमा संवैधानिक ग्यारेन्टी नभएको कुरा क्रामाकपाको नेता आर.बी राईले झैं गरेको बताउँदै भने, हामीले भनिरहेका छौं कि प्राधिकरण स्थायी होइन। आर.बी.राई र डा.लामाले त्यसैलाई स्थायी गर भन्दैछन्‌। किनभने दुइवर्षको अस्थायी व्यवस्थाको निम्ति संवैधानिक ग्यारेन्टी हुँदैन। संवैधानिक ग्यारेन्टी भयो भने त्यो स्थायी हुन्छ। हाम्रो लक्ष्य गोर्खाल्याण्ड हो त्यसकारण यो अस्थायीपछि हाम्रो यात्रा जारी छ भन्ने कुराको संकेत हो। तिनले मोर्चाले राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षाको कुरा त सांसद जसवन्त सिंहलाई अघि लगाएर मात्र थुप्रैपल्ट गरिसकेको अनि नर्थइष्टजोनमा सामेल हुने कुरा पनि बारम्बार गरिरहेको पनि बताए। डुइ डाक्टरहरूबीच परेको यो विवादले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणसित नै मोर्चाको भाग्य निर्धारण गर्ने हो होइन भन्ने कुरा अहिले जनताले सोंच्न थालेका छन्‌। किन भने दुवै बुद्धिजीवीको लहरमा छन्‌ भने एकले पक्षमा अनि अर्कोले विपक्षमा कुरा गरिरहेका छन्‌। बुद्धिजीवीको लहरमा देखा परे पनि प्रशासनिक ज्ञान र कार्यानुभव भने लामासित नै धेर रहेको अथवा सरकारको उच्चस्थ पद्मा रहेको अनि अझसम्म कार्यरत रहेकोले तिनले मोर्चाको प्राधिकरणको चिरफार गर्दै असली कुरा अघि ल्याउने हुन्‌ कि होइनन्‌ भन्ने कुरा जनलहरमा उठिसकेको छ। मोर्चाले भनिरहेको दुइवर्षको प्राधिकरणलाई जुन हिसाबले सजाइएको छ अथवा गरगहना भिराइएको छ यसले यो दुइवर्षको निम्ति मात्र हो कि विस्तारै स्थायी बनाउने केन्द्रको पूर्व षड़यन्त्र हो यस्ता कुराहरूको निचोड़ पनि  यसप्रकारको बुद्धिजीवीहरूको बहसले ल्याउनुपर्ने कुरा अहिले चलिरहेको छ। किन भने भर्खर पी.चिदम्बरमले राज्यलाई अहिले अस्थायीरूपमा प्राधिकरण दिने अनि दुइवर्षपछि यसैलाई स्थायी बनाउने प्रक्रिया आलम्बन गर्नुपर्ने कुरा गरेको थियो तर राज्यले यसकुरालाई मानेन।
Manoj Bogati, Darjeeling
अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण माछा माछा चेपेगॉंड़ा हो-डा. महेन्द्र पी.लामा
कालेबुङ,20 नोभेम्बर।दागोपाप माछा माछा भ्यागुता थियो यो अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण माछा माछा चेपेगॉंड़ा भएको छ- सिक्किम विश्वविद्यालयका उपकूलपति महेन्द्र पी. लामाले कालेबुङ प्रेस क्लबद्वारा आयोजित एक कार्यक्रमबाट यसो भने। मोर्चाले भर्खर नै अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण गहिरो मुद्दा रहेको अनि विपक्षका कम शिक्षित नेताहरूले यसलाई नबुझेको कुरा गर्दै विपक्षलाई अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणमाथि प्रश्न उठाउन एउटा कार्यक्रम नै गर्ने भनेर घोषणा गरिरहेको बेला महेन्द्र पी.लामा जस्ता एक अध्येता, शिक्षित वा शिक्षाविद्ले नै मोर्चाको अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणलाई नितान्तै नकरात्मक मात्र बताएनन्‌, दागोपापले जनताको 23 वर्ष खाएको अनि अब प्राधिकरणले जनताको फेरि 23 वर्ष नै खाने स्पष्ट रहेको जनाए। शुरुमा नै तिनले भने,जनताले खोजेको कुरा हो संवैधानिक सुरक्षा। दागोपापले त्यो सुरक्षा दिन नसकेकोले त्यसको विरोधमा फेरि आन्दोलित भएको हो, तर अहिले जुन अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरा आउँदैछ त्यसले पनि संवैधानिक सुरक्षा दिँदैन। 102 वर्षे भनिएको आन्दोलन र गोर्खाहरूको लामो सपनाको निम्ति यो भन्दा दुःखदायी स्थिति अरू के हुन सक्छ? तिनले अझ भने, गोर्खामा अफ्ठ्यारो मान्ने संस्कार छ जो विचार स्थापनाको बाटोमा सबैभन्दा खतराको कुरा हो। अहिलेको जुन गम्भिर परिस्थिति छ त्यसको विरोध गर्न वा सत्य कुरा भन्न अफ्ठ्यारो मान्नु हुँदैन। मैले भर्खर अफ्ठ्यारो नमानी दिल्लीका मन्त्रीहरूसित एकचरण भेटेर आफ्नो कुरा भनेर आएँ। फेरि पनि जनताको 23 वर्ष खॉंदैछ, के यस्तो अवस्थामा पनि अफ्ठ्यारो नै मानिबस्ने?  मोर्चाले लगभग जनतालाई बोरामा नै सुताइसकेको आशयमा बोल्दै लामाले अझ भने, म अन्तरिम चहानेहरूलाई भन्छु, जसले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरा गर्दैछ, त्यो सबै कुराको खेलाईँचीपन हो। 102 वर्षसम्म खेलाइँची भयो, अब पनि खेलाइँची नै गर्नु हुन्न। तिनले मुख्यत आन्दोलनले गर्ने समाधानको कुरादेखि नितान्तै टाड़ा रहेर अहिले राजनैतिक महत्वाकॉंक्षा पूरा गर्ने खेल मात्र चलिरहेको कुरा स्पष्टरूपमा राख्दै जुनै पनि कुरा ल्याउँदा लामो सोंचेर ल्याइनुपर्ने कुरा गर्दै भने, यसै त छैटौं अनुसूची आफैमा नराम्रो छैन तर सुवास घिसिङले हस्ताक्षर गरेर ल्याउन चाहेको कुरा भने नराम्रो थियो। राम्रो कुराको सबैले सराहना गर्ने बताउँदै तिनले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरणको कुरा गर्ने मोर्चामाथि तीनबुँदा प्रश्नकोरूपमा छोड़े। तिनले भने, 1.हाम्रो मुद्दा राष्ट्रिय सुरक्षाको सवाल हो। यसलाई तर्कसम्मत प्रस्तुत गर्न सके हाम्रो मुद्दामा बङ्गालको हस्तक्षेप हुँदैन। सोझै भारतले बोल्नुपर्ने परिस्थिति हुनेछ अनि मुद्दाले राष्ट्रिय मान्यता प्राप्त गर्नेछ। यसरी किन मुद्दालाई सम्बोधन गरिएन? 2.हाम्रंो मुद्दाकोे मूलआकांक्षा हो संवैधानिक मान्यता। जो अन्तरिममा छैन। दागोपाप संवैधानिक थिएन र राम्रो थिएन, फेरि यस्तै भूल गर्ने? अथोरिटी त भन्दैछ तर यो संविधानमा लेखिएन भने नगरपालिका जस्तो मात्र भयो। जनताको आकांक्षा नगरपालिका जस्तो व्यवस्था होइन, चाहे त्यो अन्तरिम नै किन नहोस्‌। जनताको आकांक्षा एकातिर छ नेताको आकांक्षा एकातिर छ। जतिछिटो हुन्छ थापौं-को राजनीति भइरहेको छ। अब जनताले अफ्ठ्यारो नमानी प्रश्न गर्न सक्नुपर्छ। 3.हाम्रो मुद्दाले उत्तरपूर्वी परिषदसित जोड़िन गर्नुपर्ने कसरत। यसो गरे राज्य नभइ राज्य हुनेछ। यसको निम्ति कसरत नगरेर त्यो जमीन देउ यो जमीन देउ भनिरहेको छ। सन्‌ 1951को जनगणनाले हामीलाई जुन परिस्थिति दिन्छ त्यसैलाई स्वीकार्छौं भन्ने तर्क राखौं। यसमा भारत सरकारसित बहस गरौं। यस्तो कार्य किन भइरहेको छैन? तिनले नेताहरू यस्ता विषयहरूमा तर्क गर्ने सक्ने हुनुपर्ने कुरामा जोड़ दिँदै परिस्थिति माछा माछा भन्दाभन्दै चेपेगॉंड़ा भइरहेको बताए। मोर्चाले गरेको पावर फंक्सनको कुरा पनि खेलाईँचीपूर्ण रहेको भन्दै तिनले भने, अन्तरिममा जनसंख्याको आधारमा फण्डिङ पाउँछ भन्दैछ, बङ्गालको जनसंख्याको तुलनामा हाम्रो उपस्थिति एक प्रतिशत पनि छैन वा बङ्गालले पाउने फण्डको एक प्रतिशत पनि पाइँदैन। यस्तो बगमफुस्से कुराहरू भइरहेको छ। प्राधिकरणमा चियाबारी हाल्छु भन्दैछ,यो त प्राइबेट प्रोेपर्टी हो। यस्तो कुरा गर्दा दिल्लीका मान्छे हॉंस्दैछन्‌। म पनि सरकरसित काम गरेको मान्छे। साह्रै खेलाइँचीकरण भइरहेको छ। तिनले यदि कुनै पनि कुरा थाप्छ भने समाधान नभएको कुराहरू सबै समाधान गरेर लिए ठीक हुने तर थापेर समाधान गर्ने कुरा कुनै पनि मान्य हुननसक्ने पनि तिनले बताए। तिनले अनेकौं विभागहरूको कुरा भइरेको सन्दर्भमा पनि तिनले धेरैजस्तो कुरा विभाग नभएर केवल एक्टीभिटी मात्र रहेको बताउँदै भने, यति साह्रो खेलाइँची भइरहेको छ कि मूर्दा जलाउने घरलाई पनि विभाग भनिँदैछ। तिनले अन्तरिम प्राधिकरण भन्दा अघि नै अस्थायीहरूको समस्या समाधान हुनुपर्ने कुरा पनि गरे। अन्तमा तिनले चिह्नारीको कुरामा पनि आफ्नो दृष्टिकोण राख्दै शिक्षामा जोड़ दिए चिन्हारी आफै बनिने कुरा पनि गरे। Manoj Bogati, Darjeeling
AAGSU Tihar Mahotsav
Gorkha, Guwahati: Silver Jubilee of Tihar mahotsav organised by AAGSU Tinsukia District goes underway at Margherita, Tinsukia, Assam. The 3 days event started on 19/11/10. Assam Gorkha Sanmellan and Gorkha kalyan samitee are the chief Participators.
A symposium was held on ‘Tihar mahotsav' topic. Deusi Bhailo and other dance forms competition is being held during Mahotsav.
Other important dignitaries invited at this occasion for open session are Chatraman Subba spokesperson of Assam Kirat Sanmellan, Mr. Mahendra P  Lama -Vice chancellor Central University Sikkim also the inaugurator and keynote speaker of the function. The chief guest on the occasion is Mr. J.B Patnaik Governor of Assam,Tarun Gogoi chief minister of Assam, Tanka Bahadur Rai speaker of Assam legislative assembly, DB limbo president of AAGSU Tinsukia district , Hemanta Sakia -publisher Saparivaar, Rohit Gautam-editor Saparivaar, Nanda Kirati Dewan  managing editor Gorkha Times Bikram Bir Thapa – Sahitya academy awardee and heads of all social organizations of Tinsukia district 
A reason to smile - kudos to 'Anuradha Koirala'
Kamal pradhan editor of Gorkha Times unveils the plight of nepali women as well as contribution made by philanthropist Anuradha Koirala of Maiti Nepal. He has been writing immensely upon the social issues and hope this time too the GT readers would have a glimpse of it.
‘Anuradha Koirala’ – a name to remember and a reason to smile again and again, a social activist which the world has witnessed bringing a voice to the oppressed combating the sexual exploitation of Nepal's women and children. She is the founder and chairperson of Maiti Nepal a charity based non -governmental organization started way back in 1993 by professionals from different arenas.
Under her able guidance and hard toil the organisation has helped rescue and rehabilitate more than 12,000 victims of trafficking and exploitation. All sorts of help being rendered to the victims by the said organization right from anti trafficking measures and measures to reduce the stress of trauma meted by the perpetrators both physically and mentally.
CNN Heroes has been honouring personalities who brought a change through their relentless effort.
Her efforts have brought accolades to her both nationally and internationally. While this year she has been nominated in the category “Protecting the Powerless” in the CNN Heroes Awards 2010, While she opines “It is my strong hope to stop every Nepali girl from trafficking,”
The recognition is based upon online voting process and I do hope that each and every vote would bring millions of smiles to the people who have represented their voice at such a platform.
Anuradha Koirala was nominated by Nisha Pradhan who resides at Texas, U.S.A. Her effort in bringing light to the world about the said social activist is praiseworthy.
I as a freelance writer take a great pleasure in writing about such a great woman, who has raised her voice at a time when others kept numb at this grim issue inflicting Nepal. A social reawakening is needed at the moment for this great nation, a nation -which has seen strife, economic downfall and above all exploitation of its citizens “beyond borders”!
Also I realized the fact how cruel can mankind be as I watched an internationally acclaimed documentary titled “The day my god died” which highlighted the dark shadow looming large at Nepal, with children under the age of 7 were the victims of so called perverts.
Non-governmental organisations in Nepal estimate that as many as 15,000 Nepali women are trafficked to India annually for commercial sex work through the open porous border. Lack of agricultural initiatives by the government and cottage industries have even made situation worse, leaving no option but to find greener pastures and ultimately falling into the trap of traffickers often promising them to find a job at India’s concrete jungles. Time has come for Nepal government to wake up, I still remember the words of a gentleman whom I met during an event at Delhi - “hungry and frustrated citizens cannot make a country prosperous”
Hope Nepal does one day overcome the menace with the active participation of its denizens along with social leaders like Anurada Koirala who braved all odds.

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