Saturday, 6 August 2016
Honouring the three-point deal signed by the CPN (Maoist Centre), the Nepali Congress (NC) with the Sanghiya Gathabandhan, an alliance of Madhesi and Janajati parties, the government on Friday decided to provide Rs 1 million each to the families of those who were killed during the protests in the Tarai. The compensation will be provided to the families through respective District Administration Offices. The Maoist Centre, the NC and the Gathabandhan had signed a three-point deal on July 4, just before Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal was elected the prime minister by Parliament. The quid pro quo deal meant the Gathabandhan would support Dahal’s prime ministerial candidacy and the subsequent government formed under Dahal would address the concerns raised by the Madhesi-Janajati alliance. The deal also calls for the government to register a constitution amendment proposal in Parliament, and for this the governing parties have also agreed to form a task force to do the necessary preparations. The governing parties—Maoist Centre and the NC—have also agreed to form a judicial commission within a week to probe into the incidents that occurred during the Tarai protests.
More than 50 people, including police personnel, were killed during the protests after the promulgation of the constitution in September last year. Declaring those killed during the protests martyrs and bearing medical expenses for those who were injured were other demands of the Gathabandhan. However, the Cabinet did not take any decision in this regard, as there “is still some dispute over the number of people killed during the protests”, said Minister for Agriculture Gauri Shankar Chaudhary. “It may take some time to take a decision regarding declaring those killed [during protests] martyrs.”
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.