Monday, 22 January 2018

Bagmati Clean-up Campaign

Posted by Anup Baral | January 22, 2018 :
Bagmati River, one of the holiest rivers in Nepal and monument of belief to thousand of Hindus. 595 kilometers of Bagmati runs through the valley. Year's back it was polluted with haphazard mixing of solid waste but people are with strenuous effort to bring back its dignity from polluted to clean one. As being connected to many drain pipe this river has become polluted through these last 12 years. Bagmati cleaning campaign was launched on May 19 with the initiative of Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN), Film Artist Association of Nepal (FAAN) and Gayatri Pariwar Kathmandu. After the campaign gained huge publicity, several colleges, schools, NGOs, government organization also joined the effort. The program is carried every Saturday as it is a public holiday and all the volunteers are welcomed in this program. The program starts at 7:30 am in the morning and is carried for three hour. The program has been supported by the government like Nepal Government, Nepal Police, Nepal Army, Kathmandu Metro-Politian City. Also the INGOs like Lions International, Scouts are involved. Apart from that different actor and actress are involved so as to involve other public people as well. Apart from that different schools and students are involved in it. The participation from public company is also encouraging. Apart from that tourist are also helping in this noble cause.

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.