Friday, 5 August 2016
The government has decided to withdraw the proposal made by the former CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli-led government recommending the names of 14 individuals of political careers as the ambassador to various countries. The decision was made by today’s meeting of the Council of Ministers. However, the hearings of other government career diplomats of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) proposed by the former government for the post of ambassadors to various countries has been completed. Likewise, the hearings of some government employees serving in the MoFA is scheduled to take place at the Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) today. With this, of the total 22 names proposed by previous government for the position of ambassadors to various countries, only eight government employees of diplomatic careers will be approved to hold the positions. Likewise, the meeting also decided to provide one million rupees as compensation each to the family of those killed during Tarai-Madhes and Tharuhat movements, said Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara. Similarly, the concerned political parties would help in the identification of the family of those killed during the movements and the Home Ministry will provide compensation to cover the bills provided by the hospitals providing treatment to those injured in the movements, he said. “The treatment bills should be submitted to the Home Ministry in coordination with the concerned political parties for the release of money to pay the bills,” DPM Mahara added. In case the injured were treated on his or her own, the Home Ministry will submit the estimated treatment bills submitted by the concerned political parties to Cabinet for the further due process, he said. Similarly, the meeting decided that the concerned ministry will prepare the details, within a week, of those languishing in various prisons for various cases including violations during the movements and those against whom various cases have been filed in connection with the movements to release and withdraw their cases, Mahara said. The meeting also took a decision to collect details of those remained rendered as disabled during the movements, within two weeks. The Home Ministry is also asked to initiate the due process to form a commission to probe violations like arsons and vandalisms reported during the movements within a week and submit the report to the Cabinet. Likewise, the meeting also decided to provide Rs 1,000 in cash each to those all people from Karnali and Dalit community from around the country, who come forward to register their newborns. The meeting also reached a decision to promote joint secretaries Rajeshwar Man Singh and Dr Lavadev Awasthi to Secretary. 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.