Sunday, 17 July 2016
After concluding the annual talks between Nepal and India over security and the open border, the Indian delegation returns to Delhi on Monday, concluding the two-day visit to Kathmandu. Substantive negotiations took place on Saturday, when the delegation, led by India’s Home Secretary R.K.Singh, held a wide-ranging meeting with their Nepali counterparts led by Nepal’s Home Secretary Navin Ghimire. A press statement issued by Nepal at the end of the proceedings said that the two countries agreed to “repair border pillars”, as well as to increase the capacity of Nepal’s Armed Police Force and expand India’s Borders Security Forces to control criminal activities along the open border. The two sides also agreed to form a technical team to investigate the missing pillars on both sides of the no man’s land. In addition, India offered technical and material assistance to strengthen the immigration setup along the border should Nepal request such assistance. Similar offer was made to upgrade Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu to strengthen its security, and an offer to set up a Police Academy is waiting for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.