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Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Peace in Nepal: Hari Bangsha Kirant

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We live in uncertain times. This sentiment echoes through the photographs of Hari Bangsha Kirant, President of the UNESCO Clubs Federation of Nepal. His mission is to always strive for peace, and he speaks with great hope and appreciation for the road on which Nepal has had to travel to be where it is as a country today.
Photographer and UNESCO Activist,
Hari Bangsha Kirant
"Nepal is working hard for peace and writing a new constitution."

When asked about the efforts towards peace in Nepal, Hari shares that there is pressure placed on the political parties in Nepal from the civil society and the media and this is where the change is happening. He shares that he has lived through four different political shifts in Nepal and believes that they are all equally inportant and have helped in the process of democratizing Nepal. He is very concerned with languages on the verge of extinction in Nepal and told our representative that the government was in the process of commissioning a language survey to be carried out soon. He shares that there are approximately 110 languages spoken in Nepal. The development of the Creative Industries plays a big role in Nepal's development and music, art, and craft are more developed than other creative sectors.

Landscape of Nepal, Source: Indulgy
In Nepal the mountainous region in the North is home to eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali containing more than 240 peaks over 20,000 ft above sea level.
Map of Nepal, Source: infoplease.com


 

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