Pokhara World Peace Pooja 2016- Post Earthquake Revival of Tourism Through Culture and Religion

February 07, 2016

Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organized a megha tourism event "Pokhara World Peace Pooja " with the theme of "Post Earthquake Revival of Tourism Through Culture and Religion" in Pokhara from 2nd to 4th February 2016.


2nd February

A conference on "Post-Earthquake Reviving Tourism through Culture and Tourism" was organized at International Mountain Museum (IMM), Pokhara. High level government officials, members of NMA and IMM along with representative from different tourism related organization were present during the program. The paper was presented by former National Planning Commission Dr. Pushkar Bajracharya, which was commented by Director General Gobinda Bahadur Karki, Department of Tourism, former CEO of Nepal Tourism Board Prachanda Shrestha and Tika Ram Sapkota, former member of Nepal Tourism Board. The program started with welcome speech by Yankila Sherpa-Chairman of Pokhara World Peace Pooja and concluded with the closing remarks by NMA President.


3rd February 


After being elected as first lady President of Nepal, Rt. Hon'ble President Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari visited IMM on 3 Feb. During her visit, she inaugurated the statues of founder President late Kumar Khadka Bickram Shah, former chief adviser late Dr. Harka Gurung and former President late Dawa Norbu Sherpa. These are three personalities, who contributed for the establishment of International Mountaineering Museum at Pokhara.  She also hoisted flags of International Mountain Museum, Union of Asian Alpine Association (UAAA) and Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA). After flag hoisting, she also observed World Peace Pooja 2016 organized in presence of His Holiness 41st Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, one of the 4th highest ranking Buddhist Gurus of Buddhism. The President was offered Khada from Rinpochhe. There were more than 3000 visitors who came to receive blessing from Rinpochhe from different part of Nepal and other countries. In the speech delivered by the President, she expressed her happiness to be part of the pooja and hoped it will bring peace and prosperity in Nepal. She also appreciated the displays of mountaineering artifacts in IMM and said that it can be developed as source of information on mountain, mountaineering and mountain people.


4 Feb


On the third day of Pokhara World Peace Pooja, mendal kusum was offered to Rinpochhe. Then, Rinpochhe gave Riksum Gombo Wang to all the public present in the program to receive blessing from the guru.

5 Feb- 13th IMM Day

NMA celebrated 13th International Mountain Museum (IMM) day on 5th February, 2016 at IMM. Pokhara. Members from NMA and IMM along with the representatives from tourism related organization participated in the program. The chief guest for the program was adviser Dr. Ganesh Gurung and it was chaired by NMA President. The program started with the offering of garland by all the guests, board members, staff to the statues of founder President late Kumar Khadka Bickram Shah, former chief adviser late Dr. Harka Gurung and former President late Dawa Norbu Sherpa for their contribution the establishment of IMM. Then the chief guest hoisted NMA and IMM flag in the IMM premises. Ist VP and Convener of IMM committee
Mr. Santa Bir Lama presented the progress report of IMM. Chief Guest Dr. Ganesh Gurung put forward his view regarding the future development of the museum. In the same program, honorable constituent member Mr. Laxman Rajbansi and president of Concern Nepal Mr. Gyanendra Adhikari were felicitated for their valuable support and contribution to establish the statue of late Dr. Harka Gurung. The program concluded with the vote of thanks by NMA President.


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