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Condence to late King Birendra's family and relatives


It’s already midnight; only fans are making noises. I can hardly hear some laughing sounds of girls. I guess some of our dorm mates are coming to sleep after finishing their studies. It’s also my time to sleep. I went to bed and lie, but again I feel like I was missing something. I didn’t know why?

May be, I was happy because my university has provide me Laptop and internet facility for my world pulse training till I am in Bangladesh or something else. It’s a great support from my university (Asian university for Women). I didn’t know what actually I want to do, but my mind was thinking something. I wake up and start browsing the world pulse. Then I decided to visit Online Kantipur newspaper, a famous newspaper publication in Nepal. I found something about our history. After coming to Bangladesh I had forgot to think about my country and its history.

Today is the day where late king Birendra Shah and his family members including relatives were brutally murder on very day Jestha 19, in 2001. Still today, it is unknown who actually killed the whole family. Some believed that it was by prince Dipendra who didn’t get chance to marry his girl friend. In one interview, Paras, Cousin of Dipendra, said that Dipendra killed his family because his father denied buying guns for him. But when people heard about the death of royal family, people were deeply shocked at the sudden death.

Today is the same shocking day which reminds the history. I pray to god not to repeat the shocking history.
I convey my condolence to the entire royal family and their relatives on behave of my country through world pulse. May god gives them their soul rest in peace. Only memories are with us.

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hi Sunita,
I hope your studies are going well, and I will keep you and everyone at Asian University in my thoughts during exams.

It seems that King Birendra Shah's reign was the last period of peace for Nepal, and since then, the battle for leadership and the dissolution of the monarchy have only led to more instability. I do not know much about King Birendra Shah but admire that, in an attempt to learn more about his people, he explored the country by travelling incognito to remote areas where he lived on whatever was available in the villages and monasteries. It seems that he made sincere efforts to establish good relations with China and India, and so it is doubly tragic that a King, with only the best interests of the country at heart, should have been so brutally murdered.

I hope today is a reminder to the people of Nepal that there once was a time of peace and that if everyone worked towards King Birendra Shah's vision, peace can be attained again. His words on the occasion of Buddha Jayanti are as relevant today as they were when he first spoke them:

May 25, 1975
In a world full of ignorance, disease, suffering and unrest, Nepal gave birth to Lord Buddha, who showed the path to peace through the cultivation of truth, wisdom and non-violence. In our times, the significance of the Buddha’s teaching on peace and non-violence is increasing day by day. It is, therefore, a fitting homage to Gautam Buddha, whose birth, enlightenment and death all coincide with this day, that we celebrate this day as a Day of Peace in order to emphasize the urgency of peace. May this day inspire us, not only to study, assimilate and absorb the precepts of the Buddha, but also to contribute our share to world peace and live by his precepts.

Dear janice,
Yes, you are true. That is why I also admire him. His death was the last day of our country's peace. After that, many things happened. He also made a good relationship with our neighbors countries, but now we have only his memory. I do hope so to be peace in Nepal as well in the earth.

There are many thoughts about Gautam Buddha. As we all know Gautam Buddha was borned in Lumbini, Nepal. But some people say that he was born in India. It has been mentioned in a new hindi movie, "Chadni chowk to China." It also bring conflicts in our country and the government band the movie.

Overall, He was the one who try to bring peace in the country, but couldn't get time to achieve his vision. If only we had many people like late king Birendra!

With Love and Regards
Sunita Basnet

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