Government to honor record-keeping mountaineers

Published On: August 21, 2022 09:56 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, August 21: The government is to honor the mountaineers who set records by climbing all 14 tallest peaks of the world including Mount Everest. 

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jeewan Ram Shrestha expressed his commitment to felicitate the record-keeping climbers with cash prize in recognition of their contributions to keep the country's image high. 

At a program organized by Nepal Mountaineering Association in honor of record-keeping mountaineers on Saturday, Minister Shrestha pledged to felicitate the climbers in recognition of their contributions. 

"The records of the climbers have heightened the image of the country. The government would incentivize such people with cash prizes.", Minister Shrestha said, adding he would take ahead the process to honor the climbers. 

Nepal's record-keeping climber Sanu Sherpa had successfully scaled all 14 peaks of the world above 8,000 meters twice. 

On the occasion,  Nepali Congress lawmaker (NC) Jeep Tsering Lama urged the State agencies to pay attention to the social security aspects of climbers who have worked to keep the country's glory and prestige high. 

Likewise, Nepal Mountaineering Association Chairperson Nima Nuru Sherpa said record-keeping in mountaineering has helped Nepal establish its image across the globe. 

Another record-keeping climber Nima Gyalzen Sherpa said the environment should be created for climbers to live a life with dignity and prestige. 

Tourism Minister to provide his one-month salary to Sherpa 

Tourism Minister Shrestha has announced to provide his one-month salary to record-keeping climber Sanu Sherpa. Likewise, lawmaker Lama announced to provide mountaineers duos, Sanu and Nima, with a cash prize of Rs 100,000 each. 

Mountaineer Nima has set a record after climbing all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. 

On the occasion, the NMA had honored both the record-setting climbers. 



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