Welcome program, felicitation program and certificate distribution- 11 Sec

September 13, 2014

NMA organized a welcome program in honor of newly appointed Secretary for Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Suresh Man Shrestha on 11 Sep at NMA secretariat, Naxal.  In the same program, Mr. Shrestha distributed letters of appreciation to the members of Seven Summit Women for their historical successful ascent on Mt. Denali,Alaska on 24 June 2014. Members of the expedition team Pema Diki Sherpa, Chunu Shrestha, Asha Kumari Singh, Nimdoma Sherpa, Maya Gurung, Pujan Acharya led by Shailee Basnet were felicitated. Similarly, the chief guest also distributed certificates to the 67 participants of 35th Basic Mountaineering Course conducted at Manang and Kathmandu in two groups. Mr. Pasang Sherpa, chief instructor of the mountaineering course shared his experience about the course with explanation on the importance of the course and urged ministry to pay attention for conducting more mountaineering trainings. The chief guest for the program, Mr. Shrestha highlighted on the importance about mountain tourism and how it can play role in the development of country. Shailee Basnet expressed her gratefulness for the cooperation extended by NMA during their expedition and requested for support for next mission on Vinson Massif (Antarctica). Finally, in the vote of thanks by NMA President Ang Tshering Sherpa, he briefed the newly appointed Tourism Secretary about the activities of NMA, future programs of NMA. He also updated about the development of Peak Profile Preparation Committee and Mountaineering Disaster Relief and Educational Support Fund.

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