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Thursday, 1 March 2018

10 baje | Kathmandu Metropolitan Municipality declared as Smoke free city

Posted by Dhruba Shrestha March 02, 2018 :
he Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with 18 months ‘Healthy City Programme’ to ban the use of tobacco and smoking in the public places. Unveiling the plan, on Friday, KMC Mayor Bidhya Sundhar Shakya said, there will be no compromise in implementing this drive. “In a bid to control its massive use, the government has made it expensive. Government makes a good income through it. But public are paying higher amount for their treatment,” said Shakya. He said the campaign will be effective in sending the message to the mass that smoking and consuming tobacco at the public place is punishable. The existing Tobacco Product (Control and regulatory) Act -2011 bars smoking in public places such as government offices, corporation, parks, libraries, airports, public vehicles, childcare centres, cinema hall, hotels, restaurants, department stores, boys and girls hostel, industries and religious sites. However, the Act has largely become ineffective.

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.