Sunday, 14 August 2016
Prime Minister Pushpa Kama Dahal has expanded his cabinet for the third time today. Five new ministers were added to the current Council of Ministers. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oath of office and secrecy to the five new ministers at a special ceremony held at the Office of the President, Sheetal Niwas this afternoon. Those taking the oath of office and secrecy as Ministers today include Janardan Sharma (Energy), Surendra Kumar Karki (Information and Communications), Hit Raj Pandey (Federal Affairs and Local Development), Ajaya Shankar Nayak (Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs) and Dhani Ram Poudel (without portfolio).
Also present at the function were Vice-president Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister Dahal, Deputy Prime Ministers Bimalendra Nidhi and Krishna Bahadur Mahara, heads of constitutional bodies, the Chief Secretary, the General Secretary of the Parliament Secretariat, heads of security agencies and high-ranking government officials. Also later today, Prime Minister Dahal is scheduled to administer the oath of office and secrecy to four new Ministers of State at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.
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.