Saturday, 23 July 2016
A rally was held in the capital Saturday in support of Dr Govinda KC, who has been on a fast-onto-death since the past 14 days, demanding reforms in the medical education and health sectors. People from different walks of life including health professionals, students, artists and commoners joined the event. The demonstrators were seen with placards and banners urging the government to address his demands immediately. The 59- year-old senior orthopedic surgeon is sitting on a hunger strike for the eight time in the Maharajgunj-based Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital, demanding the enforcement of the Mathema Committee’s Report on Health Professional Education Policy, free enrollment in all the government medical colleges, at least one medical college in one ( proposed) province, no license to medical /dental/ nursing college in the Kathmandu Valley at least for the next 10 years and no renewal of those colleges that already got letter of intention. This year, new demands were put forth by Dr KC including the maximum tuition fees for medical education and the number of seats should be as fixed by the Education Ministry , TU and the Medical Council, and impeachment against Chief of Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority ( CIAA ) Lokman Singh Kari . It may be noted that the government has formed a three-member talks team headed by the Health Ministry’s Secretary to respond to Dr KC’s demands. Though both parties have already met for three times, consensus was not possible yet. 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.