Felicitation by Yogi Narahari Nath Trust
Six people from different walks of life have been felicitated and honored by Yogi Narahari Nath Trust Spiritual Council at Nepal Bar Association Hall in Kathmandu on the occasion of ‘National Mighty Person Day’ on 20 June 2013. Former Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista welcomed and presented Letter of Felicitation (Brass Plaque) to the persons, including Border Researcher Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, on behalf of Yogi Narahari Nath Trust Spiritual Council.
At the same time and in the same function Former PM Bista also presented Letter of Appreciation (Silver Frame) and Letter of Commendation (Silver Frame) to Border Researcher Shrestha and five others, on behalf of Independent Civic Society Nepal, Kathmandu and Shree Hanuman Mandal Nepal Central Office, Dhanushadham respectively, on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of Regent Bahadur Shah.
Former Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista made a remark at the program that Bahadur Shah, the youngest son of Nepal’s Unifier King Prithvi Narayan Shah, is remembered for his heroic deed during the unification of states of up to Kumaon, Garhwal and Almoda in the west and Sikkim in the east. It was framed as ‘Greater Nepal.’ In this aspect, Bahadur Shah is taken as a true patriot and a great diplomat.
The octogenarian Former P M Bista has alleged the present day leaders of ruining Nepali nationalism. “Sooner the Nepails will unite to preserve their nationalism better it is. We all need to unite to save the country,” Bista made this remark at a program organized to celebrate birth anniversary of Bahadur Shah.
Receiving the Letter of Felicitation, Letter of Appreciation and Letter of Commendation Border Researcher Buddhi Narayan Shrestha said he is proud of receiving this Letter of Felicitation, as the felicitating institute belongs with the name of reverend and learned Late Yogi Narahari Nath. He expressed that he has received more than two dozens Letters of Felicitations and Appreciations and he feels that this one is weighty in respect of nationality, sovereignty and integrity of the nation.
Shrestha recalled that he had met Yogi Couples of times in Pashupati area while he was alive and he had a chance to exchange ideas on patriotism in the context of the boundary of Nepal and the then boundary of Greater Nepal. He has studied the books and anthology, such as ‘Collection of Treaties in Light of History’ written and compiled by Yogi. He paid homage to the Late Yogi Narahari Nath.
Buddhi Narayan Shrestha further said ‘at the moment we have to remember the Late Regent Bahadur Shah as well. Shah was the fore runner of the Nepal Unification Movement, started and propounded by Prithvi Narayan Shah the Great. As a result, Nepal was unified as a strong Himalayan State as Greater Nepal. At that time territory of Nepal was extended from Tista to Kangra. However, the then British ruler East India Company did not like the unified and powerful Greater Nepal. So they started to interfere and encroach Nepal’s territory. As a result, there was Anglo-Gorkha War (1814-16). In the mean time Sugauli Treaty was made on 4 March 1816 and Nepal was compelled to loose one third of its territory as shrunked to Mechi on the east and Mahakali on the west. This is the present boundary of Nepal.
But unfortunately, there are encroachments, disputes, conflicts, cross-holding occupations, claims and counter-claims in 71 places and spots along 1880 Km long Nepal-India border. The area of such spots has been computed as 606.62 square kilometer in 23 districts of Nepal. It is to be noted that 26 district of Nepal have been adjoined with the Indian border. The largest encroachment is the Kalapani-Limpiyadhura (370 sq. km.), encroached since India-China Border War-1962 October-November. And the smallest spot is at Fatak (240 Square metre) of Pashupatinagar VDC of Ilam District, since March 2004.
We have to save and protect our national boundary with the national thinking of Late Yogi Narahari Nath and his feeling and inspiration on sovereignty and integrity of Nepal.
Buddhi Narayan Shrestha mentioned that the Chief Guest of the program and Former PM Bista’s role will always be remembered for the contribution he made towards strengthening Nepali nationalism. Bista’s role to whip-off the 18 Indian Military Missions and Check Posts in 1970 in the north, adjacent to Nepal-China border, which had been there for nearly two decades while he was the prime minister under visionary King Mahendra, will always be remembered by Nepali public. So we have to respect to those persons like Kirti Nidhi Bista in connection to the sovereignty and Nepal as an independent country since time immemorial. I have mentioned this achievement of Bista in three of my books out of seven. I am happy that I received Letter of Felicitation today through Former Prime Minister Kirti Nidhi Bista in the name of Late Yogi Narahari Nath.
At the end, Buddhi Narayan said that our sovereignty is going to be dwindled and it is staggering day by day. Nepal has already crossed the stage of Bhutanikaran, as our foreign policy, business of home affairs and security concern is not in Nepal’s grip. Now it is on the process of Fijikaran and it has gained 25 percent progress of this process, as 2.5 million citizenship certificates have been distributed last time. Among them, 90 per cent of these certificate holders are from neighboring countries’ people. They have got the certificates by any means, as it is assumed by many nationalists. The Fijikaran process will be completed by 2030 AD, as there will be three more general elections by that time. It is well known that more citizenship certificates will be distributed before each and every election and majority of the fake people will get the Nepali Citizenship Certificates by hook or crook, money or muscle, politically or socially or whatever means it needs or may need. After 2030 the phase of Sikkimikaran will be started and this stage will be completed by 2040 AD with two more general elections. And Nepali parliament will decide and pass by overwhelming majority that Nepal should be incorporated within Republic of India, as in similar fashion as it was done in Sikkim in 1975. It is believed that Lhendup Dorjee has already been born in Nepal and he will show his real character by 2040.
This is an intellectual assumption with the analysis of political and distorted diplomatic situation since Jawaharlal Nehru, Prime Minister of India received a crucial letter from Sardar Ballav Bhai Patel on 7 November 1950 mentioning that ‘the political and administrative steps which we should take to strengthen our northern and north-eastern frontiers and this would include the whole of the border i.e. Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim, Darjeeling and the Tribal Territory in Assam.’ It could be said that it may come true by 2040. The speed of such process was slow in its initial stage till half a century. But the process is getting accelerated since last decade. And the speed of this process has gained high speed in a considerable rate in these days.
With this analysis it has to be mentioned in short and it is to be assumed that ‘There will be no Nepal by 2040.’ But we will be alive as alien. Regarding the boundary of Nepal, the landmass east of Koshi River will be merged into Sikkim. West of River Karnali will be affiliated to Uttarakhanda. South of Siwalik Range (Churia Hill) i.e. east of Susta will be incorporated to Bihar and west of Susta will be included to Uttar Pradesh. And north of Siwalik Range will be named as Gorkha Land, but not Nepal Pradesh. So in this sense, none of the Pradesh will be named as Nepal.
In such a scenario, may our political leaders have a deep sense of national feeling and maintain sovereignty and integrity of the nation as an asset of our ancestors in due time. They may be able to save our nation as an independent country ‘Nepal’ as before. I earnestly wish, what I wrote in the above paragraphs may not be proven. Let it be false by the grace of heavenly bodies. This is my wish from the core of my heart.
In the program another recipient of Letter of Felicitation, Historian and President of Border Concern Civic Society Chetendra Jung Himali said we have to maintain the dignity of Nepal, as our forefathers had carried on since the historic time. Political situation of Nepal at present is at the turmoil and every Nepali should be careful. Our main responsibility is to preserve and protect the national boundary of Nepal, earned by our ancestors.
The other recipient of Letter of Felicitation, Professor Dr. Surendra K.C. sharing his views at the function, expressed grief that neither the country has been able to give birth to nationalist leaders of the sorts of Bahadur Shah and Narahari Nath nor it has been able to honor their national heroes.
Likewise, Phanindra Nepal, the champion of Greater Nepal Movement (instead it should be shrinking Nepal)and the President of Unified Nepal National Front demanded immediate return of Nepali lands of Greater Nepal being illegally occupied by India.
Advocate Bal Krishna Neupane alleged that more than 4.5 Million Nepali citizenship certificates have been distributed to the Indian nationals. It indicates that present political leaders do not sense the sovereignty, integrity and national feelings. They are hankering over the power and money and they are ready to do anything else for their motive.
Chair person of the function and President of Bahadur Shah Memorial Academy Diwakar Jung Shah said ‘we have to maintain our nationality, sovereignty and integrity remembering the spirit of Yogi Narahari Nath and Bahadur Shah. The Academy is very happy to present Letter of Felicitation for those who are engaged to maintain the dignity and prestige of our nation.’
In the same way, President of Yogi Narahari Nath Trust Spiritual Council Shankar Poudel expressed happiness to honour the personalities who have specially contributed in the field of culture, history, religion and national boundary.
Collection from Telegraph Weekly and Gorkhapatra Daily, 21 June 2013 and points noted down during the program.