The film “Don’t go so far” was produced by ICRC Nepal following the families on an emotional journey to visit their loved ones’ grave site who were killed during armed conflict in 2001 at Kalikot and perform the farewell rituals that let them rest in peace. It was released last year on the occasion of International Day of Disappeared.
This feature recently published in ICRC website reports about the Mental Health and Psychosocial support programs around the world to recognize the psychological impact of armed conflict and violence, and to help the victims cope and rebuild their lives.
Also includes Nepal program which the ICRC launched the Hateymalo (joining hands together) accompaniment programme in 2010 to help families cope with the uncertainty and to rebuild bonds within communities. The program has already reached out to families of missing in twenty six districts (ten phased out and sixteen ongoing) and still more to reach in seventeen districts this year.
Feel lucky to be born in a country where we have world’s highest mountains. This time during my visit to Gorkha, I had a chance to see Mt. Manaslu which is the eighth highest mountain in the world, and is located in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas, in the west-central part of Nepal. Its name, which means “Mountain of the Spirit”, comes from the Sanskrit word Manasa, meaning “intellect” or “soul”.
Manaslu at 8,156 metres (26,759 ft) above mean sea level (m.s.l) is the highest peak in the Lamjung District and is located about forty miles east of Annapurna. The mountain’s long ridges and valley glaciers offer feasible approaches from all directions, and culminate in a peak that towers steeply above its surrounding landscape, and is a dominant feature when viewed from afar.
It is just about five hour bus ride from ktm to Gorkha and there you see the mountains if the weather permits!! I had to wait for three days in a row until I saw it on the last day of my return.