Friday, 7 October 2016
Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has said that general public can exchange new bank notes for the major festivals from October 2. NRB, the central monetary authority, estimates that new bank notes of small denomination worth Rs 8 billion will be circulated in the market in the eve of festivals like Dashain and Tihar. Rajendra Pandit, the deputy spokesperson for the NRB, says that one can exchange new bank notes worth Rs 37,000. The NRB has been distributing new bank notes ahead of Dashain and Tihar festivals every year to meet the rising demand for such notes for the major festivals. The customary practice of offering new notes while receiving Tika during Dashain and Tihar festivals increases demand for new notes. The central bank will provide exchange facility of two bundles of bank notes of Rs 5, Rs 10, Rs 20, Rs 50 and Rs 100 denominations each to a person. Each bundle contains 100 bills. Last year, the NRB had fixed the limit for exchange of bank notes at Rs 22,000 per person.
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.