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May 31, 2020
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Ban Upavokta Diwas/World No Smoking Day
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May 31 "World No Smoking Day" is celebrated around the world.





When the smoky creature of cigarettes comes out of the mouth of a human being, sometimes this columnist feels that the fighting creature of freedom and democracy is itself a slave of smoke. Compromising with every aspect of their bodies and precious lives, people are killing themselves in installments for this slavery.

Today, World No Smoking Day is also celebrated in Nepal. This day is celebrated on May 31 at the call of the World Health Organization to minimize the damage caused by smoking and controlling tobacco products. Did you know worldwide, 10 million cigarettes are sold every minute, and more than 15 billion are sold every day? Globally, every 8 seconds, one smoker dies. In Nepal, more than 25,000 people die every year due to tobacco. One out of every 10 adults in the world dies prematurely due to smoking. If this trend continues, it is estimated that by 2030, smoking will kill one in six people worldwide, how fierce is this?

According to doctors, smoking affects not only the smoker but also the people around them. According to the Ministry of Health, most smokers get lung and oral cancer. According to researchers, smoking during pregnancy can affect the liver of the unborn baby. Increasing concerns over the lack of effective implementation of the legal provision that prohibits pregnant women and those below 18 years of age from buying and selling tobacco products in Nepal is yet not addressed.

Nowadays, buyers are discouraged by putting pictures of human faces, organs damaged due to smoking in cigarette packs. Compared to other countries, the implementation of strict laws and provisions for smokers is weak here. Even though there is a provision to take action against smokers in public places, no effective regulation and implementation have been achieved in Nepal. Cigarettes containing more than two thousand kinds of chemicals ends our life in installments! It is also our responsibility to help those who want to quit smoking. Clean lungs, a healthy heart, and a beautiful future. Keep the dignity of the day against smoking! Wish for a smoke-free lung and healthy life!!!
 

Forest consumer day, Nepal

Banai Khayo Dhadhelo le
Tiriri Murali Bajyo Banaima
Banma fulyo ful

These classic Nepali folktales are synonymous with Nepali lifestyle and Nepaliness. Nepali life and way of life are incomplete without forests, so maybe without these forests Nepali hearts are incomplete. These forests and hills are the basis of Nepali way of life, from grazing livestock to bringing grass and saplings, from weeding herbs to rural romance, everything contains trees, forests, and nature.

Let's make a memoir for the forest and forest protection and other adjacent things. Today is the 18th of Jestha, the day of forest users in Nepal. In most Nepali villages, there is a big tree in the shade of which Nepali generations have drawn their lifeline. Many of us have stories of playing hide-and-seek, climbing trees, and fighting in childhood. Those big trees withstood there from the time when there was a forest in that place. Such trees and history show evidence that many Nepali villages were formerly forested and torn down to make way for settlements. This is the responsibility of all of us to protect the forest of such trees, birds, and animals as a common denominator of human existence.

How many times have you planted trees? How many trees have you grown? It is also a human responsibility to be able to grow plants by putting caring and watering them. Today, such issues are also raised.

We are all consumers of the forest, we are all dependent on the forest in one way or another. Human needs cannot be met without forest resources. There is a lot of pressure in Nepali forests due to the higher dependence upon them. Legally, according to the Forest Act 2049, a forest is an area completely or partially covered by trees. According to this definition, it's a perimeter or public land surrounded by a forest, a road within a forest, a pond, a lake or a stream, and even a riverbank is also considered a forest. Forest production refers to trees, plants, livestock as well as rocks, soil, rocks, and sand. With only 4.30 percent forest area on the world map, about 40 percent of Nepal's total area is covered by forest.

From forest resource consumption and management perspectives, Nepal's forests are classified into seven types. These include national forests, religious forests, private forests, community forests, and wildlife reserves and forests managed by the government. Geographically, Nepali forests are divided into 6 types. Without forests, there is no basis for human existence. The protection of these guardians of the environment is the awakening of the consciousness of forest users. If the forest can be protected, we can be protected from environmental and adverse weather problems as well as natural calamities. It is the responsibility of all of us to love the forest, not to burn it and to plant trees.
Protect roots, trees, branches, and shrubs
Good luck to everyone

Suyog Dhakal



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