Saturday, 3 September 2016
A government team including Supply Minister Ganeshman Pun has visited slaughterhouses in Kathmandu. It has found rotten, foul-smelling and lice-infested meat in Bodhmill Meat Shop in Satungal. Supply Management and Consumer Welfare Protection Department Section Officer Lalbahadur Budhathoki said that the slaughterhouse did not even comply with minimum standards. “The monitoring team found the abattoir in a horrible condition with bones randomly thrown around and substandard meat being sold,” Budhathoki told Lokaantar. The monitoring team, however, did not seal the slaughterhouse. Sealing the abattoir would make the stink reach high heaven as rotten meat was kept in large number, Budhathoki explained. He said that slaughterhouse operators were directed to remove rotten meat within three hours, clean the abattoir and inform the authorities about it. The monitoring team is visiting slaughterhouses in Teku, Budhathoki informed.
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.