International Sagarmatha (Everest) Day celebrated- 29 May

May 30, 2015

A special program was organized on 29 May to celebrate International Everest Day at the premises of Nepal Tourism Board.  Newly appointed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kripasoor Sherpa was the chief guest of the program. Secretary of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Suresh Man Shrestha was also present in the program. One minute silence was also observed on the same program in the memory of the people died in recent earthquake.  Then, the procession led by the Tourism Minister was also organized to mark Everest Day. It was actively participated by high officials of the ministry, Everest summiteers, and representatives of different organizations.

 Kumar Khadga Bikram Adventurous Award distributed

 In the same program, Kumar Khadga Bikram Adventurous Award was also awarded to Captain Jason Ling for his brave job in rescuing the mountaineers in the avalanche occurred on Everest in April 2014. The award was instituted by Nepal Mountaineering Association in order to honor such brave people involved in rescue activities in mountain region.

 NMA President Ang Tshering Sherpa highlighted about the establishment of award and explained about the reasons for Jason Ling was awarded. Tourism Secretary expressed about the hope that this program will certainly help in promoting Nepal globally after the earthquake and requested to media in circulating positive news about our culture, heritage, nature etc. The chief guest of the program expressed his readiness to cooperate with all the sectors of the tourism for the betterment of our nation. He mentioned about the importance of our joint effort to revive our tourism sector and requested for the extension of cooperation and coordination from all the related sectors.

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