Wednesday, 11 January 2017
The 295th Prithvi Jayanti is being observed across the country. The day is being observed at the people’s level amid demands for declaration of the Jayanti as National Unity Day and a public holiday.Prithvi Narayan Shah, the king of a princely state called Gorkha, had unified princely states and created modern Nepal. He sat on the throne of Gorkha at the age of 20. Through wars that lasted about three decades, he amalgamated ever-fighting states and made them a part of Nepal when the British Empire was making inroads into India.Before the abolition of the monarchy and the declaration of Nepal as a republic, the state used to observe Prithvi Jayanti as the National Unity Day. It used to be a public holiday. Today while celebrating Prithivi Jayanti there was a conflict between two peoples. You can see the fight in this video.
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.