Sunday, 4 December 2016
Senior leader Bam Dev Gautam, born on July 11, 1944 in Dakhakwadi-1 of Pyuthan, is a vice chair of CPN-UML. He joined Communist Party of Nepal in 1964 and participated in full time party activities from Rupendehi , with underground life, in 1969, serving as a district secretary in 1972. During his prison life, he served the party from Coordination Committee in 1975.After the release from jail in 1980, he became a central member of CPN-ML. After the merger, he was made a Politburo member of CPN (UML) and also attained the position of Deputy General Secretary of the party. Elected MP from Bardiya- 1 in first General Election 1991 and Mid Term Election 1994 Gautam became the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister in February 1997. He played a major role in splitting the CPN-UML over the issue of Mahakali treaty with India and later formed CPN-ML on March 5, 1998 and was elected General Secretary of the party in March of that year. The party failed to get a single seat in House in next election. Later, he again joined the CPN-UML. On 31 August 2008, Gautam was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister in the Maoist-led Coalition Government. In February 2009, he was elected one of the Vice-Chairman of CPN-UML in Butwal General Convention. On 2 May 2010 during Maoist protests, he called for the Prime Minister to resign to end the current political stalemate. Travelled Rolpa with Maoists for the dialogue on behalf of the party, Gautam played the vital role for the peace process. Also known as Bhairab, Chaudhary and Hali dai among cadres during panchayat era, he has efficient skill in organizing and expanding the parties activities.
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.