Saturday, 28 January 2017
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday unveiled a “highly ambitious” plan to provide insurance cover for Nepali migrants going to work in India and double that for those leaving for other 110 work destinations abroad. Beginning on Sunday, each foreign-bound (except India) migrant will now have to buy life insurance cover and general insurance coverage worth Rs2 million. Migrants going to India, who will have to take permission of the concerned district administration office from February 12, can buy insurance schemes worth up to Rs1.25 million. The announcement was made at the prime minister’s residence in Baluwatar. The PM said the move is aimed at providing better social security schemes for migrant workers, most importantly the families of those killed and injured in the work destination. Tuesday’s decision, if enforced, could benefit more than 5 million Nepalis working in the countries permitted by the government. But not all are convinced that it will happen owing to a lack of concrete plan to put it into effect.
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.