Friday, 8 September 2017

Dharahara reconstruction yet to begin

Posted by Anup Baral | September 08, 2017 : Even as millions of rupees have been collected for the reconstruction of Dharahara tower from the government and the general public, the actual reconstruction work of the monument is yet to begin due to the delay in finalizing its design. With donation of about Rs 61.7 million from Nepal Army on Monday, the total fund for reconstruction of Dharahara has reached about Rs 3 billion, according to Dinesh Thapaliya, secretary at the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC).
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has been authorized to prepare the design before commencing the reconstruction works. The ministry, however, is still working on its new design. The ministry is in a fix over how to finalize the design after it was decided to incorporate lands owned by the Postal Office and Mint Department within the premises of Dharahara. According to Bhesh Narayan Dahal, director general of the Department of Archeology, the cost of its construction has increased significantly after the government decided to add 23 ropanis of lands for Dharahara by shifting the existing Postal Office and Mint Department. Initially, it was decided to provide only eight ropanis of land for the tower.

Guide of the month: January 2018

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.