Are we being really conscious towards our constitution or we are just running after the whim of mass. Have we really written our constitution by own hand, are all the segments equally justified, did all the minorities got the needs and deeds. Are we really happy to see the written constitution and or just enjoying this event for the shake of making the mood fresh or changing the monotonous mood “) Are we enjoying ourself to the fullest by getting the genuine cause or just enjoying the mood of the situation or we were searching for a reason to drink vodka and got this as just a random reason.
Whatever may be the fact and situation this the moment of celebration.Constitution of Nepal, 2015 has come into effect from September 20, I was not conscious to the politics like this any before, i simply use to think that politics is like a large corporate house and its your personal matter whether to know about it or not and I used to ignore it. Recently after the earthquake the process of making constitution increased its pace from tortoise to the speed of aeroplane and It somewhat attracted and frankly speaking from then onward I started to listen to the news.
here is one interesting link to the aljezeera’s inside story coverage on Will a new constitution bring stability to Nepal?. This is picture perfect of nepal at the moment. jha the reporter who preferably writes favoring towards india; Innocent and unprepared nepali reporter and international media giving their personal feelings. Anyway after eight years of hard work, lots of history and political ups and downs this is most waited constitution. Actually it was not the hard work, the leaders just went to the meeting hall eat tea and enjoyed with our tax and came back empty hand for last eight years. It was in years back when we decided that we will write our own constitution but it was all blank till the earthquake.
I too went in the banesor area where the grand ceremony for the release of the constitution 2015 was happening. The crowd was really inspiring, all the youth and enthusiasm was praiseworthy. Some important aspect seen during the celebration of the new constitution in the baneshwor area are i. there were not much individual party flags but almost all had the national flag at the hand. ii. Vehicles were not banned from moving before an hour which used to happen in most of the events, it gives us the scene of equal priority to people and political leaders.
It was glorified evening everyone one was enjoying at it best, lots of fireworks are on the ground. Government had announced to do the fireworks and light the candles in the name of new constitution. There were not any vehicles to my home it was late night I was just walking the road while walking my mind constantly thought: Is it the constitution that the uncountable people have given their life during the maoist insurgency, is it the constitution that reflects the blood of the people who have given life during the time of removing the king, does it really reflect the feeling of more than 40 people who were killed for no reason in the name of keeping the shape of the states according to their wish. Land of terai is still in turmoil. Did it really included them all, was it worth of these thousands of blood and incidents, and this celebration of lights.
Again my mind said we should not be critical always but accept the new incoming constitution and hope for better future. Nepal already had around six constitutions and this time we have lots of positive elements with progressive human right and some programs to address almost all groups.
Constitution is just a ticket to run the marathon to win peace and prosperity. Constitution is merely a piece of paper it can’t be good or bad in itself but it depends upon the people who defines it, who uses it. Hope the prosperity follows now.
Anyway it is just a start little late, slow and with lots of pit holes but its good enough for this moment.
Much awaited constitution is here now it’s the time to strengthen institutions, time to build Nepal
here are some snaps that i caught