September 15, 2015

25th

Annual General Meeting of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) was held on 14th September 2015 at Hotel Yak & Yeti, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu. The chief guest for the program was Hon'ble Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Kripasur Sherpa. High level government officials, NMA advisors, representative from tourism related organization, tourism entrepreneurs along with general members were present in the program.  The program observed one minute slience in the memory of the demise of all mountaineers and those who lost their life on earthquake. Welcome speech delivered by Ist Vice President Mr. Santa Bir Lama was followed by the inaugural program which was done by watering the plant by the chief guest. After inaugural program Hon'ble Minister for Culture Tourism and Civil Aviation Mr. Kripasur Sherpa expressed his views regarding NMA and its role in development and promotion of mountaineering tourism in Nepal.

In the program the chief advisor Ms. Yankila Sherpa felicitated the following resource members for issuing the highest number of Climbing permit for NMA peaks during fiscal year 2071/72.

  1. Summit Nepal Trekking 1st
  2. Snowy Horizon Treks & Expedition (P) Ltd. 2nd
  3. Himalayan Ecstasy Pvt. Ltd. 3rd
  4. Himalayan Guides Nepal Trekking & Expedition 4th
  5. Mountain Monarch Adventure Pvt. Ltd 5th
  6. Himalayan Glacier Trekking Pvt. Ltd. 6th
  7. Thamserku Trekking 7th
  8. Adventure Geo Treks (P) Ltd. 8th
  9. Unique Adventure International 9th
  10. Asian Trekking P. Ltd. 10th

 

In the same program, NMA advisor Dr. Ganesh Gurug awarded Dr. Harka Gurung Mountaineering Award to Mr. Broyghton Coburn for his contribution for the development of He has been coming to Nepal since 40 years and written many books on the mountain tourism of Nepal. Some of his books are as follows:

  • Everest : Mountain without mercy
  • Triump on Everest : A Photo – Biography of Sir Edmund Hillary
  • Touching my Father's Soul – A Sherpa's Jouney to the top of Everest
  • Himalaya : personal stories of Grandeur, Challenge, and Hope
  • The Vast Unknown: America's First Ascent of Everest
  • Aama in America
  • Nepali Aama

 

 

 

And NMA advisor Mr. Buddhinarayan Shrestha awarded Dawa Norbu Mountaineering Journalist Award to Mr. Amrit Bhadgaunle for his continuous writings focused on different tourism destinations of Nepal. His article gives information about the destination including mode of transportation, equipments and clothes that should be carried with explanation on the pricing etc.

Along with this award distribution NMA also distributed the certificate to all participant of Assessment course which was conducted by NMA in partnership with PETZL Foundation. After the award ceremony 2nd Vice President Mr. Deebas Bickram Shah launched new web site of Nepal mountaineering Association

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During the program Society of Nepalese Architects (SoNA) announced the result of NMA Office Building design Competition. In the program NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa handed over the certificate and cash prize of Rs. 100,000/- to the winner and second and third prize of Rs  25,000/- . The lists of winner are as follow:

  1. Mr. & Ms. M.L. Kayastha Associate- First
  2. A-Not Architecture and Architects - Second
  3. D' Architects - Third

 

The first session of AGM also witnessed the remarks from Mr. Damber Parajulli, President of Expedition Operators Association and Mr. Ramesh Dhamala, President of Trekking Agency Association Nepal and General Secretary of NMA Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey expressed the vote of Thanks. And finally the Chair Person of the program and President of NMA Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa Concluded the first session by his thank you note.In the second session of the meeting, General Secretary Mr Thakur Raj Pandey presented the progress report of the fiscal year 2071/2072 and Treasurer Tikaram Gurung presented the financial statement of the fiscal year 2070/2071 and 2071/72 along with the annual program with budget for the fiscal year 2072/2073.

The general members deeply discussed in the presented programs and budget and questioned General Secretary, Treasurer and other members of Executive Board on some matters related with the budget. After thorough discussion, the general meeting endorsed all the plan-programs and budget. On the same program Treasurer informed that three proposal were received for Audit of 2072/73 financial details and among them S. Neupane & Associates was selected. Finally, IInd Vice President Mr. Deebas Bikram Shah thanked all the general members for their presence and assistance in approving the programs for the fiscal year 2072/2073.

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