What we need to learn from Thailand?
Five years ago, I went to Thailand to participate in martial art competition. I was representing Nepal and won a bronze medal. That was possible due to my patience and hard work.
The day I won the medal has been the happiest day for me as I won a medal in my first martial art competition. Participating and winning the medal was on one side but I also got an opportunity to visit Bangkok, the capital city of Thailand. The day I reached Bangkok, I was amazed seeing the cleanliness and beauty of the place.
Thailand is a developing country. But it seemed like a developed country at first sight. It is hard to believe that Thailand is a developing country. There are big buildings and clean and broad roads. The city is clean with no trace of pollution.
I found Bangkok far cleaner and well-managed than Kathmandu. Thailand's development is incomparable with Nepal.
While in Thailand, I kept thinking why we can't emulate Thailand. They have clean and pollution free cities, and smooth public transportation system. Nepal can learn so much from Thailand for development. Every Nepali citizen must participate in the development of the country. I did not get to travel to the rural areas of Thailand, but I presumed Thailand cannot be a developing country and must be a developed one. By wider support of its citizens, the Thai government is developing the country rapidly.
Likewise, people should not be selfish for nation-building and must devote some time for development of the country. 'Ek thuki Suki sayoou thuki nadi' (Unity is the strength) goes a Nepali saying. We should participate in every development work. We have not been able to capitalize on our immense natural resources. We suffer from fuel shortage, water shortage and many more in lack of proper management.
Our country is the best place for tourism. We have the Mount Everest, Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, and many other tourist destinations. The government and people alike should develop and promote these destinations to attract tourists and thereby contribute to develop our country.
The writer is a 9th grader studying in Valley Public Higher Secondary School.
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