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February 19, 2015, I was walking with  my friends in Basantapur, a famous World Heritage enlisted site by UNESCO, before and after the advent of Nepal Earthquake 2015, for gatherings. be it a college reunion, or you wanna have a sip of Nepali style tea with  some chitchats, you can always count Basantapur in. While we were waiting for our all friends to arrive, we were posing for pictures (its natural i guess, everyone don’t come on time). We saw a man on his 50s, wearing Daura Suruwal ( Nepali national dress) waving Nepali National flag and passers by were staring at him and clicking some photos of him, with him- portrait, selfie, wefie and in every possible forms. One of my friends was curious to know who that man was? where did he come from?

I was also curious about him and I wanted to take a picture with him and Nepali National Flag. I insisted my friend to go and ask him. He went and asked for permission to take picture with the flag and him. We took some pictures and all of us were happy and smiling.

My friend salutes with The Flag Bearer of Kathmandu 🙂

I was curious about him and asked where is he from and why he does this all day?

Based on conversation with him

” I am from Kalimati. A small town from Kathmandu famously known as the ‘tarkari bazaar’:vegetable market.  All I want is my country’s flag to be known by people around the globe. Firstly, I want to start it from ourselves, within our citizens. I want everyone to Respect for country’s flag, build patriotism.

Here, I am not representing any organizations , I represent myself, a Nepali! ”

 

The Flag Bearer of Kathmandu with Nepali National Flag in front of Trailokya Narayan temple. Unfortunately, the temple was ramsacled by Nepal Earthquake 2015 and is now under reconstruction.

Nepal’s national flag is a unique triangular flag as you can see in the picture above- one of it’s kind in the world.

I was very inspired by what he said.It mesmerized me and my mind was striked with a thiught that day. Yes! an individual can start on his own for a change, why not we? He started on his own and continues to do so. Let’s start from ourselves!

At present date as well, after the Nepal Earthquake 2015, The Flag Bearer of Kathmandu- Laxmi Narayan Shilpakar stands at Basantapur premises and waves Nepali national flag.
You can find him on facebook. See the image below :

The Flag Bearer of Kathmandu with his id card and facebook page 🙂

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Our Bhutanese hostel mates planted 10 saplings on the auspicious occasion of their king’s birthday this week.  I was happy as alwayz to be taking the pictures and making people pose for. Even got bitten by some irate ants as someone from our group mistakenly stepped into its nest. The plantation program ended preety well. 

Towards the end we had some samosa and tea to fill up our tummy. People who looked pale of hunger had smile painted over their faces. I could literally see it. 

As i was editing the pictures in my post production, a deep thought came into my mind and i had a click- how many trees are there in the world? a simple question right? but very difficult to answer. 

So i digged in into some research and found out that there are three trillion trees in the world. That is like in terms of seconds, total number of world’s trees is equal to 94368 years! right 94… years. My jaw was wide opened and my eyes were big round like that of cameleon (irrelevant eg, don’t mind) So these trees are roughly around 400 trees for every human. Currently, the world’s population is approx. 7.2 billion. And the world population is growing 80 million people every year (too many numbers)

Do you believe this, that 2,000 years ago, before the advent of agriculture, Earth had twice as many trees as it does now? And currently, the mother earth is losing 10 million trees a year. 

So, the population is growing 80 million a year and trees are being sluttered 10 million per year. 

Just wondering if every birthday from earth will have a tree sapling planted 🤗

even a single one would do…. and not in every birthday of yours my friend. Just imagine every individual on the earth would plant a sapling and care for it for their life time. 

so how about a birthday tree this  time in your birthday ?

Just a thought 🙂

FYI: I am SAF scholar from Nepal studying and living in Pondicherry university along with other SAF scholars from SAARC countries.

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