07 April 2009

Formidable National Games opening ceremony

I was not able to witness it as I am currently out of the country, but by all accounts the 5th National Games opening ceremony was impressive. Here is an excerpt of an email I received from a friend about the extravaganza:

"I watched briefly on NTV the inaugural ceremony of Nepal's 5th national sports competition. The cultural shows and fireworks were quite impressive. Jeevan Ram Shrestha tried to emulate the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympic. While we still have a long way to go, it was a good effort.

"The songs and dances were very patriotic, and quite touching under the overall theme of 'unity in diversity' 'bibidhatama yekata' - a very appropriate theme at a time when ethnic chauvinists are arousing narrow-minded passions in the name of federalism."

7 comments:

  1. I really hope the government is going to renovate Rangasala stadium. There's hardly been any changes since they built it in 1956. It's like one of those ancient Roman Amphitheatres.

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  2. According to PM Prachanda, Government will be building a new International Stadium and 5 national stadiums in the near future. I'll believe it when I see it.

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  3. I know.....sounds too good to be true. Especially when there's no electricity or water.

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  4. Yeah PM Prachanda said there's gonna be MIRACLE in the country by within week.....but what kind of Miracle?????? no more power problem and water??????

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  5. So Biplav, what country are you in at the moment? I feel that football and cricket have the highest potential in terms of progress in Nepal. So it would be great if you could publish more articles on those. There are a lot of Nepali cricket and football fans around the world, and I'm sure they'd be thrilled to get updated news.

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  6. As I do consulting work, I am all over the place - Nepal, India, Malaysia, USA...

    As for coverage of Nepali football and cricket - there are other websites that do that well. Check the link section on the left. This blog is not meant really for news, scores, profiles, etc. It is more a commentary on Nepal's sports scene.

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