Street cleaning campaign organised by Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office for a week, in Prime Minister Babu Ram Bhattarai's leadership; presence of army, police and staffs of Metropolitan City Office; 3 crore funded by the Government of Nepal; Sithi Nakha, one-day festival with the tradition of cleaning water sources of one's locality like ponds, well, stone spouts etc; implies that people have understood and valued the importance and presence of public open spaces; lack of understanding and collaboration between the government bodies and local communities.
Khula Chettra Bhakatapur ko Anubhav
Experience of open spaces in Bhaktapur; revival of Siddha Pokhari of Bhaktapur; an economic source and charm of Bhaktapur; Municipality's coordination with the locals' initiative to create and save open spaces; playground situated at ward number 15, created with financial contribution from the locals; present rules and constant monitoring help in maintainence of Bhaktapur.
Masidaicha Khula Chettra
Disappearing open spaces; Tundikhel, a space with social, religious, cultural, recreational, political and environmental value; historically known as one of the biggest parade grounds of South Asia; Maiju Maharjan (100 years old), inhabitant of New Road remembers green trees and open spaces; replaced by buildings and roads; declining size of public open spaces due to encroachment.