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image located by Ivan Sache, 30 March 2007

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About the flag

Quoting the Nepal Medical College (NMC) website:

"Nepal Medical College (NMC) and Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital (NMCTH) form two sides of the same health institution, established primarily for imparting Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program in Nepal. Because of the necessity for the amalgamation of the college and the hospital into one single entity as demanded by the academic program, the NMC flag has been designed to represent both Nepal Medical College and Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital in order to symbolize integration of Health Sciences Education and health care services.

Similar in shape to that of the national flag of Nepal, it has a blue colour border, which, in reverence to the greatest son of Nepal, the universal apostle of peace, Gautam the Buddha, stands for peace and signifies Nepalís claim for the zone of peace. The background of the flag is white, which symbolises purity and depicts the colour of the attire of the Health Professionals in most parts of the world. It also signifies purity of mind, clarity of thoughts, truthfulness and honesty in behaviour, the essential qualities possessed by the Health Sciences Students and Health Professionals of NMC, following the examples set by the greatest daughter of Nepal, Sita. On the center of the NMC Flag lies the symbol of Red Cross, which represents the universal symbol that stands for providing help to alleviate the sufferings of the Humanity and represents Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital. On the forefront of the Red Cross stands the NMC Logo, which represents Nepal Medical College, established by the people of Nepal, which imparts health sciences education to create health professionals for alleviating the sufferings of the humanity. As the NMC Logo and Red Cross integrate and blend with each other in the NMC FLAG, so do the functions of Nepal Medical College and Nepal Medical College Teaching Hospital in transforming Health Sciences students into competent Health Professionals in the service to humanity.
(...)
(The NMC FLAG has been designed by former NMC Bio-Medical Engineer Mr. Raj Bhakta Shrestha and the text written by Founder Principal Dr. S. B. Rizyal)"

The flag as shown on the source is "similar in shape to that other national flag of Nepal" but with the upper triangle truncated, that is the upper border made horizontal.

Ivan Sache, 30 March 2007