Friday, 16 September 2016
As many as 22 people died on the spot when a bus from Gaur (Rautahat) to Pokhara plunged into the Trishuli River from nearby Kalikhola of Chandibhanjyang VDC along the Narayangarh-Mugling road section this morning. Some 17 among the injured were rescued alive from the incident site. The bus was conducted by the Prithvi Highway Bus Operators Committee. At least 37 passengers were on board the bus (Ga 1 Kha 3709) – 30 from Gaur and seven from Chandranigahapur, informed Committee’s General Secretary Yogendra KC. Two others are still missing in the River. Search for the disappeared is underway. The status of driver and co-driver is still unknown. Though the deceased passengers are yet to be identified many of them are supposedly from Anbykhaireni, Damauli, Kharinitar and Pokhara area, KC further informed. The bus had left Gaur for Pokhara at 6.00 pm on Thursday evening. The bus fell into the river at 4.45 am, said SP Basanta Bahadur Kunwar. A team of Nepal Police and Armed Police Disaster Management Centre, Kurintar headed by Kunwar is in site for rescue operations. The injured have been taken to Bharatpur Hospital for treatment. The bus fell down around 100 meters into the River. Narayan Adhikari/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.