by Mogens Engelund
15. February 2007
Nepal got a new Interim Constitution 2063 B.S. (2007) just a fortnight ago. Before that the scrapped the old national hymn as it was too royalistic, – now they have switched to a more realistic hymn praising the country and the qualities of the Nepalese people.
Besides that, even the name of the country have changed, – from “The Kingdom of Nepal” to just “Nepal”. And … if you have been looking at official Nepalese websites lately … you might have noticed, that … the graphic symbol of Nepal, the national logo, or the nations coat of arms have changed too.
On December 30th Nepal got a new national logo. Out with all royalistic and religious symbols and in with symbols of equality, skown by a handshake between a man and a woman.
If you want to read more (in Danish) have a look at the article “Tidens tegn i Nepal, – anmeldelse af Nepals nye rigsvåben og andre forandringer af tegn og symboler“ at my weblog Info-BLOG’en, 14th February 2006.
Have a look at the new national logo here.