Friday, 9 September 2016
Tribhuvan Universirty Teaching Hospital’s orthopaedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC, who is on his eighth fast-unto-death demanding reforms in Nepal’s education sector for last 15 days, may end his strike today. Dr Jiwan Kshetry, who was involved in negotiation with the government on behalf of Dr KC, said the veteran surgeon may end the strike today as the talks held throughout the day on Sunday were moving toward a positive conclusion. He, however, refused to give details of the negotiation, claiming he was absent in the talks today. Sources said the talks headed toward the solution as the government agreed to acquire physical property of the Man Mohan Health Science Academy for the National Academy of Medical Sciences. The Man Mohan Academy had remained a bone of contention between Dr KC and the government. It has been learned that the practising doctors and medical students, who had held talks with the government team on behalf of the fasting doctor, are convincing Dr KC to end the strike at the TUTH.
Former Chief Secretary Leela Mani Paudyal and educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema are also at the hospital to convince Dr KC. Putting forth major four demands, Dr KC on July 10 had begun his hunger strike at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital. KC has accused Karki of protecting various corrupt people in the medical education sector and argued that the CIAA chief breached his jurisdiction as he interfered in the Kathmandu University. He has also demanded impeachment motion against CIAA Commissioner Raj Narayan Pathak, arguing that he was also involved in activities against dignity of his position, in promoting irregularities in the medical education sector.
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.