How will the two most prominent members of the class of 1970 from United Mission to Nepal's Amar Jyoti Janata School in Gorkha be remembered? I was disappointed to read that Devkota had no plans of attending the class picnic and that Bhattarai hadn't even been informed. It would have been nice for them to put aside their differences for a few hours and enjoy the camaraderie they once must have shared as classmates.
. Your article on the two doctors was praiseworthy. In my opinion, Devkota's contributions to Nepali society have been more valuable. Bhattarai's ideological path left the country with no future. He could have used his brilliance and contributed to Nepal's development like Devkota has in the field of neuroscience. It is easy to carry guns and hold sway through threats, but only by fair and free elections can the Maoists regain the trust of the Nepali people.
Sophia University, Tokyo