2 August 2006- Nepal-Japan 50th
Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relationship
Expedition Nangpai Gosum (7,321m) - 2006
A press meet was
organized at NMA Secretariat on 2 August 2006 regarding 50th Nepal
Japan Diplomatic Relationship Expedition. Mountaineers from both the
country are planning to jointly climb an unclimbed peak Nangpai
Gosum, 7321m. It was informed that NMA and JWAF would jointly
coordinate the expedition on behalf of the Government of Nepal and
Japanese Government respectively. Mr. Kondo Kazuyoshi, Expedition
Leader expressed his gratitude towards NMA for being the
implementing agency for Nepal and wishes well for the success of the
expedition. NMA is grateful to be part of this
addressing the press conferencealong with JWAF
Secretariat Meeting - 3 August
NMA Secretariat meeting nominated NMA Secretary Mr.
Narhari Bhandari as representative of NMA for the Tourism Promotion
Committee formed by Nepal Chamber of Commerce.
River Festival- 6 August 2006
NMA participated in the Dunga
Daud organized by Nepal River Conservation Trust (NRCT) on the
occasion of Bagmati River Festival-2006 to create environmental
awareness among the youth. NMA has provided financial assistance to
Bagmati River Festival.
Board Meeting- 14 August 2006
The Board Meeting thanked Mr.
Wonchu Sherpa, (President, Everest Summiteers' Association) for
generous contribution of Ice-axe and Helmet to be presented to the
Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Pradeep
Gyawali, Chief Guest of NMA's Annual General Assembly
The Board Meeting also selected retired Colonel Mr.
Madan K.C and journalist Mr. Kedar Man Singh as the recipients of
Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah Pratibha Puraskaar-2006 and Dawa Norbu
Sherpa Parbatiya Paryatan Patrakarita Puraskaar-2006 respectively.
They were selected on the basis of recommendation from the committee
formed under the convenership of Chief Advisor of NMA Dr. Harka
Annual General Meeting- 15 August 2006
Annual General Meeting of NMA held on 15 August 2006 at Hotel Hyatt,
Ist Session ( 8:00 am)
Chief guest Hon'ble
Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Pradeep Kumar
Gyawali inaugurated the Ist Session program by lighting the panas.
After the welcome session, Chairperson of the program, NMA President
Ang Tshering Sherpa presented the Minister with ice-axe, helmet as a
gift. The representatives from different travel trade related
organizations delivered their greetings to NMA in the program.
Retired Colonel Mr. Madan K.C. was announced as the recipient of the
Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah Pratibha Puraskaar-2006 for his successful
courageous rescue at the highest altitude. Similarly, Mr. Kedar Man
Singh, AFP was announced as the recipient of Dawa Norbu Sherpa
Parbatiya Paryatan Patrakarita Puraskaar-2006 for his contribution
in publicizing mountain tourism through media. The award is to be
presented on NMA day on 1 November.
expressing his views|
In the program,
appreciation letters were presented to the associate members of NMA
for issuing the highest number of climbing permits of NMA peaks.
Likewise, NMA awarded letter of appreciation to volunteers and
well-wishers for their coordination and cooperation in the
successful completion of the mountain tourism promotional programs.
Similarly, different media houses were felicitated with letter of
appreciation to recognize their significant role in the promotion of
mountaineering in Nepal. Lastly, Chief Guest Hon'ble Minister
wholeheartedly appreciated all the activities of NMA, highly
evaluating the activities of NMA in the promotion of mountain
tourism globally, he further expressed his full support for the
promotion of International Mountain Museum and International
Mountaineers Memorial Park, the two-mega projects of NMA. He also
encouraged NMA to continue their hard work towards development of
mountaineering and mountaineering tourism in whole of
After the announcement of required corum full
filled, the closed session of AGM started. The meeting staged
one-minute silence in the memory of well-wishers of NMA, who passed
away last year. In the closed session, General Secretary Mr. Deebas
Bickram Shah presented the progress report of the fiscal year
2061/2062 and 2062/2063 and Policies and Programs formulated for the
fiscal year 2063/2064. Similarly Treasurer Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa
presented the Auditor's report of the fiscal year 2061/2062 and
2062/0623 and estimated budget for the fiscal year
The general members
held a thorough and extensive discussion on the presented reports.
General Secretary and Treasurer answered the questions from the
floor regarding both the reports. NMA President, IInd Vice President
and Secretary also shed light on different aspects of the reports.
Finally, the general members approved the progress report and the
Auditor's Report of the fiscal year 2061/2062 and 2062/2063, as well
as policies, programme and budget for the fiscal year
NMA Executive Board
Members (AGM 063)
commenting on the report
IIIrd Session (4:00 pm)
Extra-ordinary General Assembly was held on 15 August 2006 to amend
the Statute of NMA 2047 (53/59). IInd Vice President and Member of
Statute Drafting Preparatory Committee explains to the general
members about necessity of some timely changes in the current
statute. Mr. Harihar Dahal- Convener of the Statute Drafting
Preparatory Committee highlighted about the points to be amended in
the statute. After the comprehensive pointwise discussion among the
general members, few points were to be revised to the need
recognized by the general member, then the General Assembly approved
Drafting Preparatory Committee highlighting on the
Basic Mountaineering Course 2006-
16 Aug 2006
The annual regular program of NMA- Basic
Mountaineering Course-2006 started from 16 August 2006. There are
altogether 37 students participating in this training program
including 3 foreign nationals. 10 instructors (6 Nepalese and 4
Slovenians) took the theory classes till 26 August and after the
trainees have left for Langtang for practical
Central Executive Board Meeting-25 August
The Board Meeting held on 25 August 2006 assessed the
Central Annual General Assembly 2064. The meeting expressed its
gratitudes to the chief guest of the Central General Assembly 2064
Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Pradeep
The meeting also deputed NMA President
Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa and Board Member Mr. Da Gombu Sherpa as
General Expedition Leader and Expedition Team Leader respectively
for the expedition from Nepal to be held on the occasion of the
completion of fifty years of diplomatic relationship between Nepal
and Japan. Similarly, Mr. Moriya, President of JWAF is General
Expedition Leader and Mr. Kondo Kazuyoshi is the Expedition Leader
for the Japanese Expedition team.
Secretariat Meeting- 27
Upon the information given by good friend of NMA
Mr. Nico Smeets, the meeting decided to renovate the porter shed at
Lobuje, which we helped to build in 2056, after the receipt of
The meeting also decided to provide the four
months salary of one teacher of Kakani Ganesh Pre Primary School
from the budget allocated for one year.
Assembly and UIAA General Assembly- 27 August 2006
decided to participate in General Assembly of UAAA (16-17 September
2006) and UIAA (13 -15 October 2006) to be held in Beijing, China
and Banff, Canada respectively under the leadership of NMA President
Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa.
Old is Gold
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column of e-News where photos from old album will be
Famous mountaineer late Babu Chirri Sherpa in a
felicitation program on 7 Jan 2000
organized by NMA on
setting record of 21 hours on the top of Mt.
Introduction of Mountaineering Gears
is regular column of e-News to introduce mountain gears to the
A helmet, used for safety, is a
tough item of headwear that primarily protects the skull
from the falling objects like pebbles while
Thank you very much for your
suggestions and we highly appreciate them.
permit in the name of leader as per the Mountaineering &
Trekking Regulation of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil
Aviation (MoCTCA). However, we will forward your suggestion to
Regarding training, we have provided Basic
Introductory Rock Climbing at International Mountaineers'
Memorial Park, Kakani to trainees, who were not selected for
this year's Basic Mountaineering Training 2006. However, due
to the increasing demand of training, we are thinking of
adding one more Basic Mountaineering Course next year in
cooperation with some respective NGOs. We will let you know
after the confirmation.