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    Khir Khane Din Special Audio

    Introduction to Kheer
    Milk rice (Kheer) is a sweet and nutritious food and this is the dish that is prepared after the combined cooking of Sankhar or Gund with our favorite milk rice, Kheer. Kheer is said "Rice Pudding" in English, but today I am not translating the term, Kheer in Nepal is Kheer with all our Nepali way and significance, let me begin from here, welcome to the Shrawan 15th, Kheer khane diwas of this year.

    Nepali way of Kheer
    It is said that the taste of Kheer depends on the quality of rice grains, rare and exclusive grains like Basmati, Taichin, and Kariyakamat adds more aroma, taste, and texture to Kheer. Kheer is made by adding milk to the rice we have, especially raisins, cashews, coconuts, chowda, etc.

    In the Nepali tradition, kheer is celebrated with importance in various festivals, commemorations, poojas, and weddings. It is known as an indispensable dish of the Nepali family and a popular cultural dish among Nepalis. I remember my childhood when we were offered Kheer in the large leaves of Saal, Bhorla, banana, and Duna Taparis. Kheer is best complimented by Sel roti, traditional Nepali sweet, a default recipe of Nepali kitchen.

    Human civilization and the importance of milk
    Human civilization, grains, and milk have an inextricable link, Kheer is the triangular meet of all these three aspects. Kheer has managed to become popular in the world community especially for its purity, health, and distinctive taste.The unique combination of grains and milk among such dishes is the food, nutrition is its attraction in this dish. This food mixed with white milk and white rice is associated with the ancient churning of the sea by the gods, since then it has been considered as polyunsaturated nectar mixed with milk purifying elements and nutrients.

    Importance of Kheer in Ayurveda
    Even in Ayurveda, Kheer is described as an ancient food. The word kheer is also believed to have come from the Sanskrit word 'kshirma'. Kshir means a dish made from milk and grains.

    Even in Roman civilization, it is customary to consume kheer as an indispensable element of food. It is called 'Payas' and in some places, it is also called 'Tasmai'. In the Vedic Sanatan rites, it is customary to cook kheer as a mixture of milk and grains to offer to the ancestors.

    Lord Krishna and Kheer anecdote
    Lord Krishna one day disguised as an ordinary saint went to "Baag Chaal" ancient game like ludo, with a king, and in return for the victory, he made a condition to feed Kheer for the poor and needy in different temples for free.In remembrance of Lord Krishna's victory over the king in that game, it is still customary in the temples to distribute kheer prasad to the poor. Khir is made from raw coconut milk in South India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Kingdom of Siam (Thailand).

    We are rich in culture and philosophy, Kheer Khane does not have to wait for any work or occasion, however, the 15th of Shravan is considered as a special day to eat Kheer, i.e. the center of Shravan is prevalent for Kheer. And you brought milk to make kheer? Today, milk is widely sold in Nepal. Milk shops have been crowded since morning, don't forget to make kheer for yourself. If it is in the city, then the milk in the dairy, which runs out at 3-4 PM on other days, may run out before 9 a.m... It may not be available when it is late!

    May the sorrows of Ashadh and Shravan be transformed into happiness and joy in Mangsir and may the main thing become pure, clean, and sweet thoughts like Kheer, good luck with Kheer!

    World Day against Trafficking in Persons

    Background of World Day against trafficking in person
    The world is now in the age of modernization, but human trafficking is still a serious problem in many countries of the world, including Nepal. Lack of employment and foreign employment, poverty, lack of education, and public awareness, are becoming the main causes of human trafficking. Today, every year, the United Nations is celebrating "International Day against Human Trafficking in person" on July 30 to raise awareness about human trafficking. There are some common examples of human trafficking and trafficking in the lure of foreign employment and the lure of opportunity and prosperity. To end human trafficking, every nation's government must adopt a policy of emphasizing poverty alleviation and creating employment opportunities. In Nepal too, the government has enacted laws on human trafficking and smuggling control, but the lack of effective implementation has not ended the situation where perpetrators can easily escape and victims cannot get justice.

    International Friendship Day

    Sudama asked Krishna
    Krishna, what is the meaning of friendship?
    Krishna replied with great pomp, "Look at what is hidden in Sudama, where is the friendship and what is meant by selfishness is not friendship and it is necessary to be selfless to be a friend."

    Background of International friendship day
    The International Day of Friendship was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

    The resolution emphasizes involving young people, as future leaders, in community activities that include different cultures and promote international understanding and respect for diversity.

    To mark the International Day of Friendship the UN encourages governments, international organizations, and civil society groups to hold events, activities, and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding, and reconciliation.

    Friends are the mirror of the heart, keep this relationship clean and open at all times.

    Let's start making and making good friends, Hail.

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