What’s happening this month ? I’m going to share with you some info and links. But before that, please allow me to share what’s in my mind.
Our new government is now old. Years of wrong doing won’t change at the snap of a finger. We all are used to waiting. So, Let us wait more.
Since we have had a new government, it seems that the days of Nepal Bandhas are over. Finally ! Hurray for Tourism !
Plus, no need to mention the growing number of tourists coming to our land.
Now, it feels like, more people know about Nepal than ever before. It just feels like it only.
When there is peace, lots of things change. Look - our tourism website www.welcomenepal.com is updated more often, now, and we saw the birth of Trekkers Information Management System, now an Ad for Indian Tourists, and early start for the Tourism Year 2011. Tourism Organization is surely doing lots of work and is busier than ever before. In today’s world, you can actually see inside an organization through their website.
Welcome Nepal’s new section “Send Home a Friend” wakes me up.
How about you ? Just think of those four words. Send home a Friend. Isn’t that effective branding ?
Could “Send home a friend” be a knock on the doors of our so called “Social Organizations of Nepalese” living in luxurious cities abroad ? You know what I mean.
By the way, these such social organizations are just support groups. Because their main activity is Dashain and Tihar Party. Nothing is wrong with that since festivals call for togetherness, good for busy folks. But, you can compare these organizations with a group of friends in Ratnapark having tea and nothing more. Instead of tea, they have Beer. Social in name only, many of these don’t even help new Nepali students coming to their land, and their website is the first thing in mind perhaps because a member wants to practice web design or they simply don’t know picasa and flicker exist. I don’t mean to be a guru of everything, but the way majority of them work, has damaged the names of those who are really doing something for NEPAL.
Ever wonder why the most populous country INDIA has less Nepali Organizations than in AMERICA ?
A while back, I read a blog by a Nepali on this topic. Here is his blog post where he describes his Contribution for Nepal without spending any money. Asking people to visit Nepal doesn’t cost money.
But why aren’t we, Nepalese, doing it then ? Most of us are used to taking orders.
A free advertising for Nepal and it’s really a simple idea too. All we have to do is make a statement…. Hope you will visit Nepal someday. Now, please don’t take it from me, take it from Motherland, or take it from our Tourism Organization which can’t work alone; it needs all the support we can give.
Now, away from this topic,
I just happen to be working on a new section for nepalvista.com, it should be up and running by next week or so. New feature will be announced at the forum.
For now, please take a look at this wonderful work by Discovery Channel.
Dsc.discovery.com – Convergence – Everestbeyond 5 cameras, 13 days and more, and it does what it says…Climb Everest From Your Chair
Bhupendra Lamsal Sharma
“Hope you will visit Nepal”
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