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Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Interview with Gagan Thapa, Minister of Health of Nepal

Posted by Anup Baral September 14, 2016 :
Health Minister Gagan Thapa during his inspection at Kanti Children's Hospital. Youth leader of Nepali Congress Gagan Thapa was born in 1977 in Solukhumbu. He is the son of Mahendra Kumar Thapa and Rameshwari Thapa. Educated from Kathmandu's Siddhartha Banasthali High School, Thapa holds a Master's Degree in Sociology. He is contesting from Kathmandu-4 in the CA Election 2013 representing Nepali Congress. He began his political career in 1990. He was the general secretary of the NC's student wing Nepal Student Union since 2003 till 2005. Known for his oratory skills, Thapa came into public attention with his aggressive speeches during the movement against the direct rule of the then King Gyanendra. He also criticizes his own party leaders. NC inducted Thapa to the CA in 2008 from PR system. He is currently a central member of the NC. Married to the daughter of NC leader Arjun Narsingh KC, Thapa has a daughter. Thapa has formed a group for agricultural activities and runs a meat shop in Kathmandu.

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.