Sunday, 31 July 2016
The death toll in the floods and landslides triggered by the torrential rainfall that occurred in the district in the past two days has reached 38, according to the District Administration Office, Pyuthan. Of the victims include central member of the CPN (Maoist-Centre) Hari Bahadur KC and his spouse Bindu, who were buried in the landslide that occurred from the hills above their house on Monday night. Phopli VDC of the district suffered worst where 14 persons from three wards of the VDC died in the disasters. Those killed in the landslides are Chetman Pun, Sher Bahadur Pun, Narayan KC, Drona Bahadur KC, Pabitra KC, Hari Bahadur KC, his wife Bindu, Jaheshwor Budhathoki and Pima Budhathoki, and two children. Others killed in the landslide are Setu pun, Shere Pun, Domanta Pun, Kumari Pun, Chetima Pun, Nandi Pun, Khopli Pun, Mane Pun, Sagar Pun, Somali Pun, Chhami Pun and an infant from Phopli VDC. Similarly, Argha area located in the northern belt of the district witnessed the death of three persons from the same family in the landslide. The dead were Deb Bahadur Budha, Himal Budha and a woman. Other casualties are from Khawang- Dil Maya KC, Dabile Sunar and DK Sunar. Moreover, the District Police Office informed that Supari Malla and his son Mukesh from Puja-1 died in the landslides. Three persons died in Lung-6. They were Shiva Bahadur Sunar, Ranjana KC and Sushila KC. Meanwhile, those missing since the landslides are Chetman Pun, his daughter, Chetana Pun, her son and daughter, Man Bahadur Pun, his mother from Phopli-3; while Shova Rijal, Kali Pariyar, and Kiran Thapa from Lung-3, and Kuturi Sunar from Khawang-3. Lack of resources and obstruction of roads have badly hampered the rescue works in most of the disaster-hit areas. Even the relief distribution has been difficult, the local authorities have said. CT Pokhrel/RSS
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.