Wednesday, 19 April 2017
President Bidya Devi Bhandari said Nepal has made significant strides to institutionalize democracy and inclusive governance in the country following the promulgation of the new constitution. Delivering a speech at the State banquet hosted by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in her honour on Tuesday, she said, "The constitution has empowered people at grassroots level through greater devolution of political and fiscal powers", the President said, adding, "We want to eradicate poverty, illiteracy and indiscrimination against women and bring all sections of people in the national mainstream". Noting that women, minorities and sections of underprivileged class, community and region have started occupying major decision making, President Bhandari further said, "We are determined to fulfill the mandate of the Constitution by holding elections of all levels in the stipulated time period and orient the country towards rapid economic prosperity". The President also said that, as a land of Gautam Buddha, Nepal follows the philosophy of peace, non-violence, compassion and fraternity. "As we believe in friendship towards all, we are committed to safeguard peace, stability and progress at home and promote peace abroad". In her speech President Bhandari expressed her happiness that the people of the SAARC region have become prosperous through accelerated economic development.
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.