Christian Missions growing in Nepali( and Indian Mithila)-To save Nepal as a nation,it should revert to Hindu Nation.
When I had visited first time Nepal's Katmandu during 1993 while I was returning by a bus I had found a scrap of Christian religion's message in Maithili and had commented on that in the columns of the Ranchi Express, then I was writing there weekly.
On the Katmandu streets in 2009 I witnessed a mammoth road show on Good Friday-mostly poor Nepalis were demonstrating.
I saw today matters on facebook. Mithilamission probably has the mission of converting Christians from Maithils which need serious efforts by Hindu nationalists to negate there appeal.
In fact, Nepal's unity lies in Hinduism otherwise it has no binding threads between the divergent groups of Paharis and so-called Madhesis(which has no epica l(pauranic) reference but a politically coined wrong word- Madydesh would have been correct, if someone would have thought for a country in between Nepal and India- in fact Tarai is a better word.
Though again those who want to see Nepal as one nation should not repeat the mistake India did declaring it a secular country while its partitioned Pakistan(and later Bangladesh also) became Islamic country.
My appeal particularly to Maithils is that they should not be swayed by such feelings of Pahari or anti-Pahari by a colloquium as Madhesh rather they should be in favour of Mithila state there and should have sweet relations with other states's people who are largely Hindus who follow Mithila-born darshans all over not only towards Himalayas but up to deep south till Sri Lanka not to talk of Kanyakumari and even there the Bauddhas/Singhalas are following the teachings of Lord Buddha, a son of Maithil clan from Vaishali (though born in his mother's village Lumbini)
Nepal has now abandoned Hindu religion which was not the only Hindu Nation to be proud of by Hindus all over the globe but also it was a political blunder, a harakiri of Nepali nationhood which needs retroversion by all political thinkers of Nepal.
This conversion is not limited in Nepali Mithila only. For Indian Mithila one can listen to radio broadcast from Ranchi in Maithili from Ranchi(and from the tone it seems that the reader is a Maithil from high caste). And so in Bhojpuri and many tribal languages..
One should not forget that one of the first book printed in Maithili was a Bible from Srirampur(Hoogly ,Kolkata),one of the pages I was told by MK Mishra of Ranchi was used as a pack of food grain being sold but was not preserved by him. Later I read one of the first dictionaries of Maithili was composed by Father Carey there which was burnt and some pages were saved but those all attempts were done not to propagate Maithili language and culture but to destroy that by using Maithili and it was and is a pan-Indian phenomenon(some articles of Sandhya Jain, I read recently on Tripura and Tamilnadu).
In fact when I was in an infatuation to a Christian girl of Kearalam(effect of beauty on brain!- I was the same who had only 5 years before that had not agreed to even fill up the form of St.Xavier’s College that it was a missionary college and had preferred to take admission in a lowly reputed Ranchi College though I could top among students of Ranchi University in the pre-medical test) I had gone to the Church near Darbhanga station where a Father(Padari) had told me that they were to read the local language for three years in their 13 year training programme to become a S.J.(Father of Catholic Church). Church at Bettiah is one of the oldest in north India though Mithila’s culture did not permit them to grow fast like other parts they have made pockets.
Dr. Dhanakar Thakur, Founder President & Spokesman, Antarrashtriya Maithili Parishad