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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Pushpa Basnet is CNN Superhero

Posted by Anup Baral December 14, 2016 : Nepali social worker Pushpa Basnet has been declared the CNN Superhero on Monday amidst a ceremony on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the CNN Heroes Campaign. She also received a cash prize of USD 50,000 from the global television giant. Basnet is the founder of the Kathmandu-based Early Childhood Development Center that looks after the children forced to live with their parents in prisons. She overcame other contestants— Robin Lim, Liz McCartney, Efren PeƱaflorida and Chad Pregracke— to win the title through online voting. She had already won the CNN Hero title in 2012. While receiving the honor, Basnet extended her thanks to all for turning her dream into a reality.

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.