By Vishnu on June 26th, 2005 in Bashnet Ko Guff
Nepalis suffer from famine: I/NGOS hold seminars at Five Star Hotels, ostensibly to alleviate poverty.
Recently I have had the privilege of attending a number of seminars and workshops on child rights or poverty alleviation, which are usually held at star hotels. I have very rarely visited star hotels in my life till now. So it is a wonderful experience for me. Each time I enter the compound of such hotels, security guards at the well-furnished doors welcome me with salutes as if I was a feudal-lord and fashionable ladies in the receptions welcome me with their sweet smiles. Programs start in well-furnished conference halls. But when the speakers start presenting facts about the poverty-stricken people living in the hinterlands, everything turns sour.
It is a real tragedy that we have so many so-called International/Non Government Organizations, that spend hundreds of thousands of rupees on such ‘extravaganza’. But, it is not a whole story. If they spend Rs. 50 thousand for a single program, they produce a bill of 10 Lakhs. And the more they spend the more they get. In the guise of conttributing to society, these so-called social workers are earning dollars in the name of our poverty-stricken brethren. What a naked dance of corruption!
15 Responses to “Dollar ko Kheti”
1. tauko Says:
June 26th, 2005 at 10:15 pm
i do agree to it…
2. Anyone Says:
June 26th, 2005 at 10:17 pm
Absolutely right, the INGO/NGO are just sucking blood of the people, from those who give them and from those they should help.
Very sad indeed and a major cause of the actual situation in Nepal.
3. D.MICHAEL VAN DE VEER firstname.lastname@example.org Says:
June 26th, 2005 at 11:37 pm
Ever wonder why the NGO’s need a New Pajaro? Ever wonder why they need leather chares in their office and the finest computors ? Ever wonder why the drivers of the Pajaros sit in the autos why their bosses sip tea with the wealthy ?
Many of the NGO’s are no more than CULTURAL IMPERALIST & RACIST WHO PITY THE “POOR UNWASHED NEPALI” !
When the NEW REPUBLIC OF NEPAL IS SOON ESTABLISHED ONE CAN ONLY HOPE THESE PARASITE-NGO’s WILL BE SENT PACKING !
4. Chankhe Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 6:27 am
Well, INGO/NGOs can’t have seminars organized in “chiya pasal” or “bhatti pasal” or in a “chautari”… But one thing that wonders me that as i read somewhere in the past that when a journalist wrote about “dollar kheti” against current NGO federation president Dr. Arjun Karki, that journalist was beaten severly using some hoooligaun. It is said that he hired some security perosonnel for the purpose to suprress that journalist’s voice aganst misappropriation of funds in NGOs. Moreover, Mr karki is no advocate of human right organization in nepal….i m confused …by the way that beaten up journalist was ex-budhanilkantha student…
5. para peke Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 11:52 am
Everybody knows that I/NGOs are the corrupted. People also know that these people may take any guise either as right activist or academician to pretend and hide their reality. But who is taking action against them for their white crime? Nobody. At least,they should be exposed infront of people. And you journalists should take inititive on that. Go on… people will support you.
6. abhipsa Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 2:05 pm
it’s no wonder.tell me which sector is not contaminated by corruption?
7. Gaunle Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 3:33 pm
Absolutely right—All the (I)NGOs operating in Nepal are dollar sucking ones. They are the real businessmen profiting out of nepalese poverty. It starts with simple presentations—show poor people and get money. And specially in the country like Nepal, where there are so many things to make money from: poverty, human rights, child abuse, etc etc. I know all these people in (I)NGO are doing business. Imagine last month one INGO gathered some internally displaced people in front of UN office in Pulchowk- they probably have made lots of money from these sort of activities—poor people—who are already victims of injustice, are the one being used in such cases by (I)NGOs.
8. DINESH CHETRY Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 6:06 pm
thanks, very very much. iam fully qgree with u and your opinieon.
9. ARJUN Says:
June 27th, 2005 at 8:04 pm
Keep it up guys, good startup, NGO’s / corruption in our country wontâ�� suffer longer coz education is important, so next time when you are offered in star hotel be aware… at least I wont participateâ�¦â�¦.. Will that sort out??
Stop Corruption Now
10. doctor@mani Says:
July 3rd, 2005 at 9:25 pm
i do really agree it .had each of the more than 4000I/NGOes worked well , our less than 4000 VDCs would have already tasted the sweetness of development……….is n’t it vishnu ji? to talk personnaly how r u? and where r u? the same place?
11. hoodia Says:
July 4th, 2005 at 6:59 am
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12. deaf Says:
July 6th, 2005 at 3:51 pm
the international donor community’s bureucracy and red tapism is almost the same as the feudal Rana system. Another fact in nepal is that in NEpal the network of Kumai bahun is so wll intertwined in the donor cmunity especailly the United Nations that they are fit iin whichever government comes or goes. this has very adversly affected the system. the person haing the Masters Degree in Agriculture wiorks in the UNICEF. what input waht do you expect. so all these words like poverty alleviation, human development are dialogue of the deaf. just to cite the expample the chief of the poverty alleviation fund MMS draws about 84,000 NER per month. thaink about the other poor people. How muahc they are getting. duriong the time of the Panhcayat hey days aslo they were the chief architect for poverty allevation. so all these bull shit activities should be stopped completely without any dealy. this is just an exapmle.
13. diljale Says:
July 6th, 2005 at 4:24 pm
dollar ko kheti is also one of the casue for the Maoist in breeding in Nepal.Just to memorise the Rapti PRoject in Dnag, at that time the USAID people and the project staff were doing very unjustified work to the community. As all are aware about the strategic position of teh Rapti valley, it is sitatued between the China in the North and the India in the South. stratigilly licated between the two countries. It is the foreign aid that has produced the much difference int eh per copaita income of the people. Just take the income of the person working in the Donor funded project andcompare it with the people working in villges field. the per copita income differntiaition is also the major economic factor betweent eh have nad have nots. this does not mean that the qualified and the talented people should get less the merit systenm should always waork. But in NEpal the donor comunities are more influnedcd by Brahmu factor in the employment of the personnel. so other castes and religion are depived. teh banhus should be given the least opoortunity. bloody bhaun are the destouyesr of the Nation.
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July 11th, 2005 at 3:41 am
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15. Prakash Adhikari Says:
July 28th, 2005 at 10:43 am
though i agree the fact that there might corruption or misuse of the general people dream, their wealth. but the cultural and social changes that bring as because of these local ngos/ ingos matters lot. telling this all of us might blame me that m benefitted by this organization. tuuely speaking till date, i dont ever imagine to be engaged in social organization being benefitted monetarily or financially.
if i do support my social communes i dont charge for it to them.
at times ago, people suffered from hunger and depicted to death due to unavailable of the proper medicine r getting towards betterment as because of the ngos support and guidance.
people not getting education r now able to educate theing belongings as because the awareness that brought social n economical improovement brought by the ngo . so before blaming other just assess urself, how much u r clean. as this might be the case we r provoking the ngos/ingos towards misuse of people dream.
thanks for ur patience,