Everest Day Celebrated
Kathmandu – Nepal have celebrated Mt Everest Day today in the remembering of the first summit of the Everest by Sherpa son, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and foreigner Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953. Mt Everest Day is celebrated on May 29 every year to commemorate the first two summiteers.
The day is also a significant occasion for the promotion of Nepal’s mountain tourism. Ministry of Culture, Tourism and civil aviation, Department of Tourism, Nepal Tourism Board and various tourism entrepreneurs associations; Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), Village Tourism Promotion Forum VITOF, Trekking Agencies Association Nepal (TAAN) and other have celebrated with special events in Kathmandu today.
This Program focused to aim “Our Priority, Clean Sagarmatha” expected to accelerate the promotion of Nepal’s tourism, mountain tourism in particular. And awarded National Sagarmatha Award to Um Hong Gill 50 from Korea and to Anthony Gorden 51 from Australia, Maya Sherpa 42, Ganendra Kumar Shrestha 51, both are from Nepal. And Nepal Mountaineering Association signed a memorandum of Understanding with Um Hong Gill foundation Korea to establish Manang Mountaineering School in Manang.
Speaking with this program, Gokul Baskota, Honorable Minister for Information and Communication Technology has reminded the value of Everest day and important of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa as well as Sherpa’s. He said Sherpas are the safeguard of the mountain, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa had identified our mountain in the word. “Mountain is connected to human civilization so we have the responsibility to save our mountain because climate change effect is showing on our mountain, which turning to the black rock. Be alert black rock can’t remain human civilization and mountain tourism too” said Minister Baskota.
And NMA chairman Santa Bir Lama has concerned about more death and going polluted Everest region. He said to stop comparing climbing with money. The government should aware and conscious of the limitation of climbers and save our pride, Everest.
In this Program organizer awarded a letter of appreciation for sponsor and organizers of Mt. Everest cleaning campaign, which has recently completed with collecting ten thousand kilogram garbage from Everest region.