Wednesday, 28 September 2016
The search for the missing former Home Minister, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, along with his two brothers resumed this morning at Dahrechowk VDC –3, Ghoptebhir along the Prithvi Highway, where a jeep they were travelling in fell into the Trishuli river below on Sunday evening. Chief District Office, Binod Prakash Singh, said the search had continued until 1:30 am and resumed at 5:30 am again. He said hook anchor and magnets were being used to search for the missing jeep and the missing persons but without any results as yet. A lighting tower has been kept in constant use through help of a generator. CDO Singh said a Nepal Army (NA) Disaster Management battalion team has also been mobilized to help in the rescue effort. The NA personnel along with Armed Police Force and Nepal Police have been continuing their search at the site of the incident. The Armed Police Disaster Management Training Centre team has also been helping in the search for the missing former Home Minister and his family members. The search is continuing despite the murky river condition and high current. The former Home Minister along with his brothers Prakash and Mohan Ghimire are still unaccounted for while the dead bodies of their mother, Chaitanya Kumar Ghimire, 80, security guard Armed Police Sub Inspector, Ram Chandra Karki, and nephew, Narayan Kafle, have been recovered. The Scorpio jeep (Ba 9 Cha 1531) en route to Kathmandu from Muktinath had plunged around 150 metres downhill into the raging river. The jeep driver police head constable, Bishnu Rai, was injured in the mishap. He is receiving treatment at the College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur. 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.