Tuesday, 10 July 2018

KBKK : Ganga Maya refuses to end hunger strike

Posted by Anup Baral | July 10, 2018 : Ganga Maya Adhikari today rejected the government’s request to end her fast-unto-death at Bir Hospital. Chhabilal Paudel, a resident of then Phujel VDC of Gorkha who was accused of murdering her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari, surrendered before the Supreme Court yesterday. After Paudel’s surrender, Secretary of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Gautam and Spokesperson for the Ministry of Home Affairs Ram Krishna Subedi visited Bir Hospital to request Ganga Maya to end her hunger strike.
Ganga Maya began her fast-unto-death for the fourth time on May 29, demanding that murder accused Chhabilal Poudel, his son Parshuram Paudel and nephews Bhimsen Paudel, Ram Prasad Adhikari and Januka Paudel be arrested. Her son Krishna Prasad was murdered during the insurgency on 6 June 2004. Speaking at a press meet organised to hold talks with Ganga Maya and government officials to end the hunger strike, Ganga Maya said although Chhabilal Paudel had surrendered before the court, other culprits had not. Refusing to end the hunger strike, she said she would end her strike only after the arrest of all the culprits.

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.