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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Interview with Gokarna Bista

Posted by Anup Baral September 28, 2016 :
A central member of CPN-UML, Gokarna Raj Bista was born on July 1, 1965 in Dohali-3, Gulmi. Son of Bhim Bahadur and Chinta Kala Bista, he commenced his political career in 1978. Succeeded to take out his name in Public Service Commission in 1983, he quit the government job immediately as disputes erupted with Kaji Man Kandnawa, Anchaladish(zone chief), on the very first day of his job,. Then onwards, he joined politics and took membership of the party in 1986. Bista served as a Bagmati zone chairman and a Kathmandu district chairman of ANNFSU, students’ wing of CPN-UML. He took assignment as a Chief to different departments such as Organization committee of Central Committee, Education Department, Creative Department, Publicity and Promotion Department. After involving with students’ politics, he joined the working committee of then Democratic National Youth Association DNYA (Now Youth Association of Nepal) in 1993. He became the chairman of DNYA for two terms starting from 2000 after being general secretary in 1996. Bista, who served as an in-charge to different departments like Local Department, Students’ Department and Youth Department, is currently serving as an in-charge to Intellectual Council of CPN-UML.

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.