Tuesday, 16 August 2016
The educational institutions across the country remained closed on the second day of the 'educational strike' called by CPN (Maoist) aligned All Nepal National Independent Students' Union (Revolutionary). The Union has posed a host of demands which include slashing the current fees in private schools and increment of scholarship percentage from the existing 10 per cent. With the strike continuing, educational activities in community schools, private schools and majority of the campuses with affiliation to universities have come to a halt.
Union's Vice Chairman, Lal Bahadur Tamang, shared that although the Education Ministry had set August 11 as the date for dialogue to discuss the demands, it could not materialize as the new government is yet to appoint an Education Minister. "As per our announcement of the educational strike we have enforced the closure of the educational institutes to last until today, but if our demands are not addressed we will start phase-wise agitation," he warned. Meanwhile, Children as Zone of Peace (CZP), National Campaign for Education (NCE-Nepal), Private and Boarding Schools' Organization Nepal (PABSON) among other educational associations have appealed to the government and the strike enforces to create an environment conducive to opening the schools reasoning that such strikes would infringe upon the concept of schools as zone of peace and curtail students' right to education. 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.