Monday, 31 December 2007

New Bethlehem Hospital Where My Daughter Has Been Borned


My Daughter Aarju Crying in Hospital

Newly Born My Daughter Has Been Crying in the Hospital and Her Mother Has Been Trying to Satisfy Her. To Get Daughter, after 7 sons in our family, is Really Feels Like Fulfilling the Dream.


Happy New Year


We, Goettingeli Nepalese Samaj, Wish You All the Success in Each and Every Step of Your Life and Professional Career.


Dear friends and Visitors,

Wish You Very Happy, Succesful, Prosperous and Pleasant New Year 2008!
May All Your Dreams and Desires be Fulfilled!! May This Year be the Best Year in Your Life.

Let Ganzeliesel be Kissed by you ! May your name and fame be spread all over the world !! May Every Persons and Creatures in the World be Benefited by Your Work and Knowledge!!!

Goettingeli Nepali Samaj Wishes the Best for You and Your Family!


Sunday, 30 December 2007

My Daughter has been blessed by all


New Bethlehem Hospital where our child born

These are the some photos of New Bethlehem Hospital where our daughter "AARJU" has borne on 29th December. Extreme left (photo: Aasha) and others are the exterior views of Hospital. This hospital has been called best hospital for the service and treatment for child birth. Doctors, midwifes and other supporting staffs are quite nice, friendly, perfect and highly professionals. Thanks to all those who have assisted in taking care of my wife and child.

Saturday, 29 December 2007

I am destined with a daughter!

Today, 14 th Poush 2064 (Nepalese calendar) around 7:28 pm, my wife gave birth to a long waited daughter at New Bethlehem Hospital, Goettingen, Germany. The child has borne quite normally without any operation. The weight of baby is around 3 Kg. The health of mother and child is quite normal.
Quite interestingly, the daughte borne on the same day of my father's birth date! She is only one daúghter among 7 sons in our family. We gave her name as AARJU (the expectation)! we didnot share about coming of her to our family in Nepal thinking that our relatives will worry about the complicaton and problems! We know that our parents will forgive us for not sharing it to them on time when they know about our intentions! At the moment, I am quite excited to convey this happy message to my parents and her parents in Nepal!
We would like to thank all our friends (Goettingeli Nepalese Samaj) and other for their kind supports to me and my family before and after her birth too!

Thursday, 27 December 2007

Benazir Bhutto killed at election rally - 27 Dec 07


Benazir Bhutto assassinated!


Banazir Bhutto assassinated

Today, two times former prime minister of Pakistan and leader of Pakistan People's Party has been assassinated today in suicide attack. Ms Bhutto had just addressed an election rally in Rawalpindi when she was shot in the neck by a gunman who then set off a bomb. At least 16 other people died in the attack and several more were injured.

She has recently returned from exile and fighting to reinstate the democracy in Pakistan. She was attacked on the day of her return also killing more than 150 innocent people. She escaped to survive at that time, but this time the terrorists killed her.

Benazir Bhutto is the daughter of former Prime minister of Pakistan, Julfikar Alikar Bhutto, who was also assasinted by then Army dictator, Jiaul Haq in fake charge. His assassination also caused the political turmoil in Nepal and big movement against then Panchayati regime began causing referendrum in Nepal. Bhutto, who led Paksitan from 1988 to 1990 and was the first female prime minister of any Islamic nation, was participating in the parliamentary election set for January 8, hoping for a third term. She was one of the most popular leader in South Asia. She has travelled Nepal many times. As the true lover of Nepal and Nepalese, she will be always remembered among Nepalese people.
All the prominent leaders of contemporary world including Georg Bush, Man Mohan Singh, Girija Prasad Koirala expressed deep condolence on the killing of one of the well known political leader and condemned the assassination. We condemned the assassination of the most popular south Asian leader.

Many people didnot like the untimely declaration of Federal Democratic Republic Nepal

Poll Results:
As I made the small survey on the behalf of this blog, I found that the ways and time of declaring Nepal as FDR Nepal has been taken wrong by many of our friends however all the friends who took part in the survey were very democratic and pro republican friends. The logic behind them is that the Seven Party Alliance would have held CA election on 22 November. Their incapabilities and reluctancy are the main reasons for the existence of King yet. If they would have already held the election on time, there would be no reason to declare the FDR Nepal in Credit.

All the participant of the Survey, has extreme dissatisfaction about the number of Members of CA. They thought that 601 members in the small country like Nepal, is not the good solution. That costs lost of money and also their different backgrounds and interests will make obstacle even in drafting the constitution.

Some of our friends, replied that, the parliament which can be taken as given (TIKE) doesnot have right to declare FDR Nepal. They need to have fresh people mandates that is to be taken only by helding the election for CA.

Many friends are also in suspicion about the capability of helding CA election again in April 2008. Terai would be more unrest, King will try to inmingle security situation in the country. Madhesis and Janajati may obstruct the poles etc.

In this small survey, people from all over the continents participated however the number is quite few. Friends from Nepal, Australia, Europe, America, Latin America and Africa has participated in the poll. They have given good insights about the political situation about the country. That shows that the people living in or out of the country are really sincere about the situation about the country. I am very thankful to them. Their timely responses have inspired me alot however I didnot get response from Goettingen itself. May be the darkness under the Candle is the reason.

Excerpts of some of Response: Here I am posting some of important points from their opionion.
A friend from Australia writes:

1. The naming or changing the country as a federal republic is absolutely correct.
2. 601 CA members are unnecessary, around 200 members from fully proportional representational system would be enough and appropriate for the CA. In full PR system, every single vote would represent in CA processes.
3. RPP-N (Ravindra nath sharma) has already opposed strongly the pact which is obvious. The pact is a result of struggle among reaction-ist, "status quo"-ist and the revolutionary forces. Each of them will do whatever they can, and so does the Gyenendra and Paras too. However, today or tomorrow they will have no space in Nepal.
4. As we are seeing the political development in Nepal, it is clear that if Gyanendra goes down by himself...the political parties will let him enjoy all of his properties including those taken from Birendra. BUT if he tries to hinder the peaceful transformation, the pepple will thrash him away with nothing with him.
5. The pact has both the +ves and -ves, the main +ve point is that there is less space to play for pro-monarchist leaders mainly from the seven political parties themselves. The most _ve point I found is the Mixed election syestem. It has not addressed the demands of agitating parties like Madhesis and Janajatis... Will they give way for polls? (Friend from Australia)

Another Friend Writes from Karlsruhe, Germany. He is quite critical about the political situation in the country and dispair to leaders view however he want the politician should have worked according to mandate of Janandolan II:
1. I have a say - Barking dog seldom bites. Question is not the ability for doing the election of constitutional (they might do that) but Shah`s will always rule Nepal as kamal thapa said because of the nature of our politicians, not by the mandate and desire of people !

2. Non-serious joke, we did great mistake not working with political parties being very close, we loose chance of being MP and richer (good satire to Tike samsad!).
Another Friends from Dresden, Germany opines:

1. Tike sansads don't have authority to do any decision regarding to Nepali and Nepal. because they are not the represantative of Nepali people. There is no significant difference between these Tikes and the cabinet members of Mahilo.

2. Second, this is ridiculous that they make such a huge parliament. It will be more complicated to decide anything/anymatter.

3. They are encouraging Pratigamis, Paras, Gyanendra and others to play roles and to head up them again.

Another friends from FAO, Rome Italy shows his dissatisfaction about the working of SPAs. However he was one of the hard working pro democrat student activities. He has spent lots of tolls and tears fighting against monarch and monarchy. He is unsatisfied with the present political situation, security, communal riots, corruptions, maobadi wrong demands etc...

He opines as:

1. I am really frustated with how the Sat Dal is operating. They are not going to change anything but I the country like Somalia in 5 yrs time due to communal riots. we will have the inflations, may be more than Zimbabwe. Everybody in Nepal will pick weapons if this trend continue. we are now slighlty better than Africa and the situation would not be quite different in 5 yrs.
2. We are once used to have one king and now there are seven kings. The tike Samsad was reinsted by the king and they amend constituion to throw king without fresh people's mandate!

Another Friends from Japan writes his dissatisfaction about the ways of SPA performing as follows:

1. I think further discussion on the subject matter (Which you raised) is just to make us stupid by ourselves. Do you think the current political leadership is serious to democracy, development and daily livelihood of Nepalese people?

2. Just today, one my friend from China told me that Girija prasad Koirala just wants to be PM till his death, Madhav Nepal always worry how to be PM and Prachanda always worry how to save and maintain his co-existence. If you are agree to this point, how do we need to discuss? We can expect nothing from such felthy leaderships.

3. Even simple lay man can raise a question about such large number of MPs, and only change/replace the name or keep some attractive adjectives in front of name (either new Nepal or Fedral.....) does not keep big importance, unless and untill political leaders change their feudal attitude to democratic one. You can easily guess what types of outcomes is inevitable feudal attitude of political leaderships and fedralism of Nepal will start to interacte in the future.

4. Regarding the royal roles, still there is a big mass against monarchy in Nepal and main point is the current felthy leaderships taking this benefit and doing such nonsene decisions.

Few friends from Nepal, Korea, Africa have also shown their views on the same directions as above!

I am really thankful to those who participated on the poles. If some of you have different or the same opionions regarding this poll, please write to me or give comment.

Wednesday, 26 December 2007

Bridge collapses, killing 15 on religious pilgrimage

Dec 25 - At least 15 persons died and dozens of others went missing when a suspension bridge over the Bheri River at Shobhaghat near Mehalkuna bazaar, Surkhet district collapsed on Tuesday afternoon. Of the dead, four were minors. Among the dead, eight-year-old girl Yamuna Shirish of Sera in Gumi VDC breathed her last while under treatment at Surkhet Regional Hospital, according to Bheri Zonal Police Office at Nepalgunj.

In a statement issued late Tuesday, the Armed Police Force confirmed the deaths of 15 including three women and two children. 32 people including 20 women and 12 men are receiving treatment at Surkhet Regional Hospital.
Around 200 of those who fell into the river reportedly managed to swim to safety while a considerable number of others were rescued. The ropes of broken suspension bridge save the lives of many people. People came out by grasping the ropes.Personnel of the Armed Police Force (APF), the Nepal Army (NA) and Nepal Police and locals have been searching for the missing however people say that search operation is not smooth. Also, the harsh geography, nights, and bad weathers are obstructing the search operation. They have resumed the rescue operation from 7:00 am today.
Over 500people were estimated to have been on the bridge when the mishap occurred. They were crossing the river to participate in a yearly fair on the other side of the river. The site is located 40 kilometers northwest of Surkhet district headquarters. Many of the injured were taken to hospital by bicycle, motorcycle and other available means. The heavily-crowded bridge collapsed after a support pillar at one end collapsed under the weight.
This suspension bridge was constructed just one year ago. The carelessness of people and the corruption in the construction are the major reasons for untimely collapse and death of such a big number of people. The constructor, builder, contractors and the governmental authorities should be punished.

Interview with Mr. Mahabir Pun, Chairman of E-network Research and

Mahabir Pun, 52, a Nepali citizen, is this year’s 2007 Magsaysay awardee for community leadership for his innovative application of wireless computer technology to connect his remote native village, Nangi, in Nepal, to the global village. The Magsaysay Award, the Asian equivalent of the Nobel prize, is given every year to Asians achieving distinction in the fi elds of government service; public service; community leadership; journalism, literature and creative communication arts; peace and international understanding; and emergent leadership. Returning to his native Nangi village after receiving his Master’s degree in Education at the University of Nebraska in Kearney, Pun founded the Himanchal Education Foundation. Associating with several organisations working on ICT for rural development, he worked to establish wireless networks in rural Nepal, for which he gained the Magsaysay award of distinction. In this interview we discuss his ongoing projects and the potentials and possibilities of ICT for rural development in the Nepal Himalayas.

Q. How do you feel after winning the Ramon Magsaysay Award for your contribution to rural community development?
A. I have never worked for awards. However, I am very happy to have been awarded (this distinction) and have realised that I have made Nepalese media and other people happier than me, highlighting the importance of my work and the award.

Q. Tell us about your ongoing projects. What are your future plans regarding wireless technology in Nepal?
A. There are many projects in progress. We are expanding our services upon request from communities, the government, and other agencies. Nowwe are connecting the Internet to some villages in Makanwanpur district and planning to provide tele-medicine and tele-education services. Rato Bangla School planned to conduct training for teachers and tele-education to schools in the rural areas of Makanwanpur. We are also working with the Kathmandu Model Hospital to expand tele-medicine services to Dolkha district. Upon request from Winrock International, we are currently linking the rural southern villages of Palpa district to the Internet. We are also expanding our earlier work in Myagdi to more villages, which will be provided with tele-education and telemedicine services. We are also connecting the service to four districts between Kathmandu and Pokhara. Apart from this, we are working with Madan Puruskar Pustakalaya (a library and not-for-profi t institution that is the principal archive of books and periodicals in the Nepali language), to introduce Nepali Windows and Nepalinux, and developing and organising (curriculum) content through the Open Learning Exchange (OLE). (OLE is a worldwide network of 100+ local grassroots organisations [OLE centres] committed to providing universal basic education in their respective nations). Course content in mathematics is being developed for grades 6 and 8 in consultation with the Ministry of Education. We are also working with the Kathmandu Engineering College to develop video-conferencing applications and with Gandaki Engineering College on some other applications.
Q. What are some of the major challenges you encountered implementing your projects?
A. When you go to many rural villages, you will see that there are very fewtrained and qualified teachers. Many schools lack teachers. It is a big challenge to use ICT to promote education in those areas. My interest is to expand the Internet as a means of promoting education. Internet expansion itself has no meaning unless we enable people to use the services that can be made available. When they don’t understand English they can’t make good use of the Internet and it simply becomes a showpiece. We have faced a few technical problems in tele-medicine and tele-education and our technical team is responsible for fixing (these) problems. Currently, we have only four paid staff, the rest are all working on a volunteer basis. Financial capability is another challenge to (be able to) upscale and expand services. Since we have a poor literacy rate in mountainous and hilly areas, development of capacity to use ICT services among rural communities is another challenge which cannot be solved overnight. It is a gradual process and needs to be integrated with the country’s overall educational system. Lack of coordination among similar organisations is another problem.
Q. Do you see the possibility of replicating or upscaling your work in Nepal to other remote mountainous regions of Asia and the Pacific?
A. Yes. However, our current activities are in Nepal only. We are doing (our) homework to start a relatively big project in three remote districts in far western Nepal with support from the National Planning Commission, most probably in Bajhang, Bajura, and Jumla. Projects in Makanwanpur, Dolkha, and others are a few of the examples of replication and upscaling. As we move from hilly areas to the plains we may have some problems with off-line sites. In the plains, we cannot see farther like in hilly areas, and we have to spend more resources in setting up in off-line sites, but in the hilly areas we can easily see peaks from far away and that makes the wireless system easier to connect and also cheaper, as we do not need to invest much in setting up towers. Recently, teams of television programmes arrived from India who are willing to develop video clips of our work in Nepal and planning to broadcast these in India. We are receiving similar requests from media (in other countries).
Q. What are some of the challenges faced by the mountain community of Nangi, and how has wireless technology helped to address them?
A. The case of Nangi is not much different from other parts of Nepal. I do not know the situation in the far-western hilly districts, where people are facing problems of famine most of the time. In general, most of the mountainous communities have traditional agricultural systems and somehow are able to produce minimum grains to eat and are able to sustain subsistence livelihoods. Not only in mountains but also in other parts of Nepal, the major problem is people do not have jobs or other alternatives for cash income, for which reason they migrate seasonally (and in some cases for many years) to neighbouring countries. It has become an unavoidable option, as people do not have the opportunity to generate income to cover the expenses of basic necessities such as salt and oil. Similarly in the villages, they do not have hospitals, schools, and communication facilities, which add pressure on the overall development of the region. However, these problems are not limited to Nepal or Nepalese mountainous areas. The contribution of technology in improving livelihoods of rural people is not as easy to measure as it seems. In relatively developed areas, or areas which are closer to markets, technology can make the people aware about market-related information on a variety of products so they can sell their products at best price. Take the case of herbs and other high-value, low-volume products that are common in our mountain regions. Presently, the collectors – the local people – are selling their products at very cheap prices to contractors who are mainly from cities, or at least they do not come from these areas and they resell the products for better prices. It’s because the local communities are not aware of the market system and the further processes after they sell the products to the contractors. If we manage to develop a system to inform them about their products and their markets, and market rates, and so on, through application of ICT tools, local communities will benefit more than they are benefiting now, and we can see a remarkable improvement in income generation in local communities. But this is not equally benefi cial for all products and areas. Application of ICT should be supported side by side by roads and other means of transport to markets for the rural goods to be marketed most effectively. For example, Jumla and Humla grow good quality apples and the people are aware of their market value. However, they are still not able to sell their products because of the large investment required, lack of transportation facilities, among others.
Q. How do you see the role of ICT in the transformation of rural communities in next fi ve years?
A. Five years is a long time when talking about technology and its advancement. In the next five years technology will be cheaper and will be easily available to the poor. Today’s sophisticated technology will be common and more improved technologies will be available for our use and that can be used for and by rural communities. When the cost of ICT falls and affordability by local people increases, it will be easier to expand services, and the poorest of the poor can also have access to technology and benefit from it. However, ICT is not magic in itself and cannot transform rural communities drastically. ICT should be promoted side by side with other literacy-related programmes and income generating activities, after which some remarkable changes will occur. One tragedy in our country is (that) many short-term projects are working in the areas of ICT and they do a pilot project in some area and (then) they disappear in a couple of years, and as a result neither do the communities benefit, nor is the technology tested in a more exhaustive way. In such cases, no transformation can be expected (to take place). But in reports they claim big achievements. This should be discouraged for better implementation of ICT projects.


Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Asia is the origin of all major religions and civilisations

"The earth is one but the world is many." Why? The earth is divided into many world. World of Christian, World of Hindu, World of Muslims, World of Budhists, Developed worlds, poor worlds etc. God created one Earth, but we created different worlds.

But, when we considers about the civilisation and origin of major religions in the world, we find Asia as the origin. Asia is the origin of all civilisation. The central and south Asia, in particular can be said as the origin of all religion. Almighty Jesus borne in Bethlehem (Israel), the origin of Islam is as Mecca (Saudi Arabia), the birth place of Lord Buddha (Lumbini, Nepal) and the origin of Hinduism is in the periphery of Nepal and India. So, the major religion all over the world has the common ancestor, which is Asia. So to be the Asian is to be the pioneer of all civilisation and religion. The photos above show Lumbini (Birth place of Lord Buddha, Nepal), Pashupati Nath temple (one of the oldest and highly reputed Hindu temple, Nepal), Mecca (Saudi Arabia), Bethlehem (Birth of place of Jesus, Israel) and Janakpur (birth place of Goddess, Janaki (Sita), Nepal).

All these religions say the same thing on different ways. The gist of all is communal harmony, peace and prosperity, humanity and selflessness. All these religions should have tolerance and respects to other religions also sothat the different worlds will be merged into one Earth.

Monday, 24 December 2007

Small survey about SPA's declaration about Republic Nepal

All esteemed readers,
Probably, you all might have been known about the 22 point deals among seven rulling parties (SPA). The major points of agreement is to rename Nepal as the Democratic Federal Republic of Nepal but its implementation will start from the first meeting of constitution assembly. Does the SPA without fresh mandate thorough CA election has the rights to declare republic state?

And, also the numbers of representation from CA is fixed as 601 (240 for personal voting+335 from proportional voting + 26Manonit). Does the small country like Nepal need such a big number of MPs (!) for drafting constitution? Doesnot these large numbers of representation would be smooth in drafting the Constitution of Nepal? Do you think that the election could be held on time and will they be able to make "Constitution of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal?" There is popular saying that "Jati Bhado, Uti Chuburko (the more utensils we have, the more lack we feel)." Would 601 members from different parties and mindsets be able to make the consensus on each and every lines, sentences and words of constitution? May be not! Can small economy like our, could bear all these expenses?!
What is the logic behind declaring "Federal Democratic Republic Nepal" in credit since they lost the great chance to declare it in reality if they could held CA election on November 22. Losing the caught fish, again in search of another fish, is merely the sillyness. The political parties behaved more irresponisble than Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. Due to their failure in helding elections on 22 November, caused the breakdown of UML and NC cadres and leaders to join regional parties.

Also, the Tike MPs donot have the rights to snatch the people's right to decide the faith of monarchy and monarchism. The monarchism from Nepal is going to be vanished with the people's vote, but this unwise move is going to make the king's exit only heroic. In this aspect, what do you opine?

What will be the next steps from Gyanendra and Paras? What should he do? Does he need to step down himself or take some strict action as the last step to save monarchism? What will be the reaction and further steps from pro monarchist parties such as Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Jan Shakti Party and others?

I am doing this small survey to make report for this blog.

I am not the professional journalist and I donot have much knowledge about it hence I am trying to get opinion from all of our friends hence sending this short emails to you with due respects and request to reply me. I do like to request more to send me further opinions except my queries about above these 22 points agreement and present political scenario of Nepal.

Thank you very much for your kind cooperation!!

King knee down after popular people's movement II


Comical Gyanendra: I understood......understood...

This is the famous comedy by Manoj Gajurel...


Born to play Football:the magical Maradona!

This is some glimpses of magical Maradona's masterpiece!


SPA agrees to declare country a federal democratic republic

Arjun Bhandari
• Maoists to rejoin the interim government• NWPP writes note of dissent:
The seven-party alliance today decided to declare the country a “federal democratic republic state” and increase the strength of the constituent assembly to 601 from the existing 497, according to a 23-point political package deal signed by leaders of the alliance. The deal also agreed to hold the constituent assembly election within mid-April. The Maoists will rejoin the interim government.After a protracted meeting held at the Prime Minister’s official residence, Baluwatar, the leaders agreed to make an amendment to clauses 1, 2, 3, 3 (a) and 3 (c) of Article 159 of the interim constitution.The agreement states that “Nepal shall be a federal democratic republic state; first meeting of the CA shall implement the republic. But a two-third majority of existing members of the interim parliament can implement the republic even earlier if the king creates obstacle in holding the CA polls.”The agreement states that no executive power of the country shall be vested in the king; Prime Minister shall exercise all executive power and the PM shall act as head of the stateuntil the implementation of the republic.The alliance has also decided to hold the CA polls on mixed-election system under which 240 seats shall be contested on the first-past-the-post basis, 335 seats on proportional basis and the council of ministers shall make appointments on 26 seats from among the indigenous, nationalities and marginalised groups, who cannot make their representation in the assembly through election.After the alliance parties inked the deal, the meeting of the council of ministers held at the PM’s residence decided to register a proposal at the parliament secretariat for the amendment of the interim constitution tomorrow. Necessary amendment shall also be made to fill the seats that were left vacant due to death, resignation or expulsion of MPs in the interim parliament.Following the deal, the Maoists shall return to the interim government.The deal has agreed to form a high-level body of the SPA to effectively run the government.The alliance agreed to form six commissions within a month of signing of this agreement. The commissions include Investigation Commission on the cases of disappearances, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Commission to Restructure the State, Study and Recommendation Commission for Scientific Land Reforms, Monitoring Committee for the effective implementation of the Peace Accord and other agreements and a High-Level Peace Commission.The agreement says that a mechanism shall be developed to run local bodies and a high-level body of the alliance shall take a final decision to this effect.The Maoists have agreed to return seized property to the rightful owners, stop extortion and kidnappings.The Nepal Workers’ and Peasants’ Party was the only party to write a note of dissent today, though it signed the deal. It demanded that the country be declared a “socialist republic” and polls be held on MMPR basis, among other demands.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Nepal has been turned to Federal Democratic Republic Country

Seven parties Alliance (SPA) who has 90% majority in parliament made a consensus to declare Nepal as the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal by amending the Interim Constitution of the Nepal 2007.

They have made 22 point agreement. The main point is to held the elecction for Constitution Assembly within the Nepalese Calendar year 2064 (running) which falls on Mid. March 07.

The composition of Constitution Assembly is 60% elected on the proportional election basis and 40% from direct election.

The maoist ministers who has already resigned (though not approved by PM) would again rejoin their respective portfolios.

How will they implement these is the things to see in coming days.

Our forefather (Gurkha troops) who defeated British Empire

Gurkha warrior during Nepal-Englo War. These brave Gurkha with the small weapon like "Khukuri" defended their territorry from British Empire. The showed their bravity and loyalty to the nation as a result clever British Company made famous treaty with then Nepalese Government to recruit this brave Gurkha warriers to their Army. Then after this brave Gurkha are the part of British Army who are fighting under the flag of "Union Jack"
in many countries. At the moment, these brave Gurkhas are serving in Indian, Singapore, British and Brunei Army. In Brunei, they are the main protection shield of the King and royal families. The royalty believe Gurkha army more than their own army on the basis of their bravity, honesty and loyalty. Nowadays, in Singapore Army, after the attack on World Trade Center (the USA), they are deploying nepalese (Gurkha) army to protect their strategic point. At the moment, these famous Gurkha warriors are giving protection to the Stateheads of ASEAN countries who are in Singapore for their summit. What a great responsibility to these Gurkhas! (left photo: Guarding the SEAN leader, B/W photos are the rare photos of Nepalese Gurkha troops who saved our motherlands). We salute you our forefathers and promise you to follow the path shown by you. Mother and Motherland are always above all things!


Fearsome Warrior from Nepal "the Gurkha"

Gurkhas are part of the British Army. Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for almost 200 years and has brave reputation for their skills, courage, honesty and loyalty in the war. "Better to die than be a coward" is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral part of the British Army. They still carry into battle their traditional weapon - an 18-inch long curved knife known as the kukri. In times past, it was said that once a kukri was drawn in battle, it had to "taste blood" - if not, its owner had to cut himself before returning it to its sheath. Now, the Gurkhas say, it is used mainly for cooking.
The potential of these warriors was first realised by the British at the height of their empire-building in the last century. Bravest of the brave, most generous of the generous, never had a country more faithful friends than you says Sir Ralph Turner MC, 3rd Queen Alexandra's Own Gurkha Rifles, 1931. After suffering heavy casualties in the invasion of Nepal, the British East India Company signed a hasty peace deal in 1815, which also allowed it to recruit from the ranks of the former enemy.
Following the partition of India in 1947, an agreement between Nepal, India and Britain meant four Gurkha regiments from the Indian army were transferred to the British Army, eventually becoming the Gurkha Brigade. Since then, the Gurkhas have loyally fought for the British all over the world, winning 13 Victoria Crosses between them. More than 200,000 fought in the two world wars and in the past 50 years, they have served in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Borneo, Cyprus, the Falklands, Kosovo and Afghanistan.

Gurkhas with the emblem of the feared kukri behind them. They serve in a variety of roles, mainly in the infantry but with significant numbers of engineers, logisticians and signals specialists.

They keep to their Nepalese customs and beliefs, and the brigade follows religious festivals such as Dashain, in which - in Nepal, not the UK - goats and buffaloes are sacrificed. But their numbers have been sharply reduced from a World War II peak of 112,000 men, and now stand at about 3,500.

"To fight against these Gurkha warriors are like fighting against their death" is the popular saying in many countries who has faced them during world war I and II and other wars.

When England invaded FALKLAND Island during 1980s, they spread the news to opponents "Argentinian" that the Gurkha warriors are coming to fight against them, those Gurkhas who has such a terrific and wonderful weapons they have, which will satisfy only by scissoring the chest of opponent. That is the tactic of British
Government and Army to win the pshycological war
against the opponent. This magical weapon is nothing other than just the "Khukuri"
The Kukri or Khukuri (Devanāgarī: खुकुरी) is a heavy, curved Nepalese knife used as both tool and weapon. It is also a part of the regimental weaponry and heraldry of Gurkha fighters. It is known to many people as simply the "Gurkha knife".