Wednesday, 21 September 2016
years after severing ties with the Unified CPN-Maoist citing ideological degradation in the party, majority leaders of the Mohan Baidhya-led CPN-Revolutionary Maoist formally split to return home. Holding a separate central committee meeting, party General Secretary Ram Bahadur Thapa formed a new party and decided to begin the unification process with like-minded parties including the UCPN-Maoist. After the Baidhya-led faction, including CP Gajurel and the Pari Thapa-led group that joined the party later, refused to accept the 11-point bases prepared by Baidhya himself and postponed the central committee meeting called for today, Ram Bahadur Thapa had to hold the central committee meeting and decide by majority vote of the central committee, said leader Lekhnath Neupane. A Central Committee meeting of the UCPN-M held today at its headquarters Paris Danda also endorsed the 13-point bases for party unification. Today’s meeting entrusted Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal to unite the parties within two weeks.
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.