April 2007

Nepal Mountaineering Association

Issue-17   

First meeting with newly appointed Minister- 4 April 2007

Executive Team led by President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa met with newly appointed Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prithivi Subba Gurung on 4 April 2007 at the ministry. In the meeting, Mr. President expressed his gratitude and congratulated him upon his new appointment. IInd Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama briefed the Hon'ble Minister about the establishment and working activities of NMA. At the end, Hon'ble Minister acknowledged our position in the mountaineering activities and asked us to keep up the good work in the future for Nepal.

JICA Representative at NMA- 10 April 2007

Ms. Ayumi TATSUTA, Volunteer Program Coordinator of JICA visited NMA on 10 April 2007 to discuss on various matters related with International Mountain Museum (IMM) and possible help in near future.

Nomination- 15 April 2007

NMA President Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa was nominated as a member of the First Democracy Organizing Committee for the celebration of the first Loktantra Day to be on 24 April 2007. Similarly, he was also nominated as member of the organizing committee formed to celebrate 2551th Anniversary of Lord Buddha and Lumibini Day by Lumbini Development Trust.

Central Secretariat Meeting -15 April 2007

Central Secretariat Meeting held on 15 April endorsed the guidelines for the development of memorial monuments at Kakani. Similarly, NMA will propose to construct the monuments of all first three deceased Nepalese Summiteers on Mt. Everest and first seven deceased Nepalese summiteers on other seven, eight thousand peaks of Nepal.

NMA's participation in 2nd NATTA Himalayan International Travel Mart 2007 -22 April 2007

As per the decision of Central Secretariat meeting held on 22 April 2007, NMA will represent in 2nd NATTA Himalayan International Travel Mart 2007 to be held in Kathmandu on 11-13 May 2007.

NMA's support for Nepal Motion Pictures Artists' Association- 21 April 2007

NMA supported Nepal Motion Picture Artists' Association by providing them free entrance at International Mountaineers' Memorial Park, Kakani on 21 April 2007 for picnic organized by them to mark New Year 2064.

New route on Mt. Cho-oyu - 23 April 2007

Mt. Cho-oyu, one of the most beautiful mountaineering destinations in the world, unfortunately has no records of expedition for the past fifteen years. This has been identified due to unclear route markings and technical difficulties. NMA in coordination with Nepal Mountaineering Instructors' Association (NMIA) has forwarded a joint proposal with an estimated budget to Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation for the expedition of the identification and development of the new route from Nepal side. By doing so, we strongly believe that government of Nepal can market this mountain more successfully. Mt. Cho-oyu is a border peak with China.

Tourism Minister's visit to International Mountain Museum (IMM) - 26 April 2007

Newly appointed Hon'ble Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prithvi Subba Gurung visited International Mountain Museum (IMM) on 26 April 2007. It was great honor to receive Hon'ble Minister as a special guest to IMM. Eleven Executive Members traveled to IMM to welcome Hon'ble Minister. Mr. President welcomed him on behalf of NMA, IMM Committee and Annapurna Chapter. IInd Vice President Mr. Bhumi Lal Lama, Convener, IMM Committee briefed the minister about the master project of NMA. In his briefing, he informed the minister about the completion of phase I and the continuous process of phase II. In his remarks, the minister acknowledged the hard work of NMA. NMA also thanks Mr. Vijay Gurung, Executive Board Member of NMA for his coordination for the minister's visit.

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