Thursday, 14 July 2016
The 12th South Asian Games held in India earlier this year dominated the Pulsar Sports Award nominations as Nepal Sports Journalists Forum announced the list of players in male, female, youth and coach categories here today. Footballers Nawayug Shrestha and Bikesh Kuthu, Bikash Thapa of weightlifting, wushu player Rajesh Chaudhary and taekwondo player Bir Bahadur Mahara were shortlisted in the Player of the Year (Male) category, while wushuka Nima Gharti Magar, swimmer Gaurika Singh, judoka Phupu Lhamu Khatri, triathlon athlete Roja KC and taekwondo player Rejina Karki made it to the Female section nomination. The Pulsar Sports Awards female nominees are pictured in the backdrop during the announcement programme in Kathmandu on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Photo: THT
The Pulsar Sports Awards female and coach nominees are pictured in the backdrop during the announcement programme in Kathmandu on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Photo: THT Likewise, swimmer Singh and wushuka Gharti Magar also earned nominations in Player of the Year (Youth) category along with footballer Anjan Bista, cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane and judoka Manita Shrestha Pradhan. Bal Gopal Maharjan and Raju Kaji Shakya (football), Dal Bahadur Gurung (judo), Jagat Tamatta (cricket) and Prakash Maharjan (wushu) are nominated in Coach of the Year category. The NSJF has already announced the nominees in People’s Choice Award with cricketer Lamichhane, spiker Pratibha Mali, table tennis player Nabita Shrestha, lifter Tara Devi Pun and footballer Nawayug Shrestha in the race.
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.