August 2005

Nepal Mountaineering Association

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Support to NMA Staff- 7 August 2005

The NMA Secretariat meeting held on 7 August 2005 decided to provide Rs.31,530 to our own staff for properties destroyed by fire. NMA has felt it necessary to give such compensation on humanitarian grounds.

Welcome reception- 7 August 2005

The NMA hosted a reception in honour of Hon'ble Ms. Yankila Sherpa, advisor to NMA, on her appointment as the Assistant Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation.

Annual General Assembly- 12 August 2005

The Annual General Assembly of the Nepal Mountaineering Association was held on 12 August 2005 at Hotel Hyatt, Boudha. The NMA President, Ang Tshering Sherpa, chaired the meeting and Hon'ble Assist. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Ms. Yankila Sherpa was the Chief Guest. General Secretary Mr. Deebas Bikram Shah presented the Progress Report of NMA for the fiscal year 2004/05 and the policies and programme for the fiscal year 2005/06. Likewise, Treasurer Mr. Ang Kaji Sherpa "Kisan" presented the Auditor's Report 2004/05 and the budget for the fiscal year 2005/06. The general members approved the Progress Report and the Auditor's Report for the fiscal year 2004/05, as well as policies, programme and budget for the fiscal year 2005/06.

The announcement of the recipient of the Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah Pratibha Puraskaar-2004 as the first Annapurna summiteer Mr. Maurice Herzog and the Dawa Norbu Sherpa Parbatiya Paryatan Patrakarita Puraskaar-2004 as news anchor and host of many radio programme Ms. Krishna Tamrakar, was made on the occasion. Similarly, appreciation letters were presented to volunteers for making the Makalu and Kanchenjunga Golden Jubilee Celebration a grand success. Mr. Amrit Ratna Tuladhar, an employee of NMA, was awarded a gold medal and was honoured for his 25-year-long service with NMA. A Letter of Appreciation was presented to those trekking agencies who sold the highest number of climbing permits in the fiscal year 2004/05. Thamserku Trekking P. Ltd. Himalayan Expedition Inc.; and Summit Nepal Trekking P. Ltd. were awarded certificates for being first, second, and third respectively.

Basic Mountaineering Training- 13 August-16 September 2005

NMA conducted Basic Mountaineering Training for 37 trainees from 13 August -16 September 2005 in Langtang. The training was conducted by instructors from Nepal and Slovenia. The General Secretary, Deebas Bikram Shah, visited the training venue in Langtang as a observer. The total cost of the training was funded by NMA.

Citizen Investment Trust (CIT)- 15 August 2005

The Secretariat Meeting held on 15 August 2005 authorized NMA staff to invest a part of their salary in CIT according to the regulation governing CIT, bearing no financial and other liabilities to NMA.

Euro copter issues- 15 August 2005

An ad hoc committee under the convenorship of Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, 2nd Vice President, has been formed in regards to all the issues of Eurocopter landing on the top of Mt. Everest. NMA has thanked legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner and Dharma Path Youth Club for their concern over the issue of the Eurocopter.

JOINTOUR- 25 August 2005

NMA has contributed Rs. 15,000 to journalists in Nepalese Tourism (JOINTOUR) to organize an interaction and training programme for tourism journalists.

NMA President in China- 23-31 August 2005

NMA President, Ang Tshering Sherpa, visited Beijing, China to make the necessary arrangements for the Nepal-China Friendship Expedition.

NMA- Representative in Mera, Khumbu Region & Langtang- 29 August 2005

NMA signed renewed MoU with SPCC to control illegal climbing and manage garbage disposal in the Khumbu region. Mr. Kami Sherpa and Mr. Thile Lama have been appointed on behalf of NMA to monitor illegal climbing, manage garbage disposal and cleaning on Mera Peak and in the Langtang region respectively.