Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Nepali Congress bats for increasing village governance units

Posted by Anup Baral August 24, 2016 :
The Nepali Congress parliamentary party has concluded that the number of village governance unit should be increased. Most of the lawmakers speaking during the meeting held on Tuesday stressed on augmenting the number of village bodies, said Chief Whip of the NC Parliamentary Party, Chinkaji Shrestha. The lawmakers were of the view that if the existing area (ilaka) were changed into the village governance unit, it would not invite disputes on delineation, its centre, and the service centres. "Currently, there are 927 areas, while the areas containing only VDCs are some 800, so augmented village governance unit was practical," added Shrestha. Chief of the local body delineation commission, Bal Chandra Poudel, informed the meeting about the delineation process in the local governance units. The lawmakers put forth queries to him.

Lawmaker and central member Chandra Bhandari said they suggested the party leadership for nearly 100 village governance units. Less number of village governance units could not suffice the growing need of public service, he argued. Another lawmaker Man Bahadur Bishwokarma said, "The concept of village governance unit was floated for reaching the service delivery near people’s homes." The lawmakers discussed in seven groups during the meeting and submitted the conclusion to the party leadership. Earlier, the gathering of the district presidents of the party too had decided for more number of village governance units. RSS

Guide of the month: January 2018

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.