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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

STV Chat With Shakti Basnet

Posted by Anup Baral December 14th, 2016 :
Shakti Bahadur Basnet, former Health Minister and central committee member of UCPN-Maoist, was born on April 14, 1971 in Khalanga of Jajarkot. He is the son of Danda Bir and Dharma Kumari Basnet. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Humanity Faculty. Central member of UCPN- Maoist, Basnet commenced his political career from student’s life in 1990 and became the central member in 1998. Politburo member Basnet became division commissioner during the armed conflict period and worked in Jajarkot,Surkhet,Dang, Bardiya, Dolpa, Jumla, Banke, Pyuthan, Dailekh during that period. Basnet, chief personal secretary of chairman Puspa Kamal Dahal Prachand during latter’s tenure as a PM, was appointed Minister for Health during the government led by Jhal Nath Khanal. Basnet, a leader with simple but cleaver behavior, was punished for unacceptable treatment to female party members and suspended from the Central Committee for some time. His wife Satya Pahadi is also contesting from Dolpa in the upcoming election representing UCPN-M.

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.