..."It is the question of survival and death comes only once. Had I succumbed to the ill fate meted out to me, I would not have been standing here today. Now only I realize how painful it was for my family with octogenarian parents undergoing treatment in Siliguri, children studying away from home and ailing wife beside me hospitalized. Today, I feel rewarded when our daughter Rachna invites us to be with her in the United States this summer and son Raman is representing the country to the World Youth Centre 2005 International Programme in Toronto, Canada this June-July. They have achieved this for themselves all by themselves without our help and this really makes us proud of our children!" - R. S. Shresta, Principal Secretary Sikkim : Three Decades towards Democracy page 279
About the Author
Sikkim-based ex-bureaucrat (b. 1947/ BS 2003) known more for his associations with Newah Vijnana, NESOCA, WNO and the publications through this Guthi than propounding of the Sikkim Newa: Guthi in 1982 that came into existence and registered in 1994. Rajiva Shanker Shresta was in news recently when he was invited to be the Special Guest in the 9th Convention of the Newah Organization of America on May 30, 2010 at Potomac Community Center, Maryland USA and speak on the Newars of Sikkim. It was here that his latest Newar : Haami Yastai Chhaun - with notes on contemporary issues that grasp and grapple the Newars - had a worldwide release.
Reaching beyond for him is being dedicated, repay the society - the best way you can and all the manner possible at every opportunity you come across.
Karuna Devi Smarak Dharmarth Guthi © 2010