Sincere thanks for the story of Ram Sharma (Nepali Society, 'The life of Ram', #167). You are one of the few media which has understood that the larger part of NRNs today are made up of many such 'Rams'. It is a bitter reality, although many among us would not like to accept or understand it. Ram Sharma's greatest lesson is that Nepalis have adapted to the most difficult situation, and tried to make the best of things. Unless we understand and support those Nepalis struggling for a better life, the goals of the NRN conference will not be fulfilled.
Ram Pratap Thapa,
. Thank you for your extensive coverage of the recent conference of overseas Nepalis. However, it is important to point out that NRN/PNOs are one of the most privileged groups of Nepali society, and still they are asking a government of poor Nepali taxpayers to provide them more special facilities. NRNs want currency repatriation on all profits and dividends, capital investment, sale of assets and foreign currency transferred and deposited in their accounts in Nepal. They want dual citizenship/passport and treatment of commercially important person with separate counter while arriving in Nepal and departing. But what of the five million people of Nepali origin in India and Bhutan? However, I do agree with some of the demands: I don't see why PNOs are not granted same facilities as other foreign investors.
Suraj P Shrestha