Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and Embassy of India in Kathmandu today discussed the possible way of jointly organizing a knowledge sharing workshop/seminar between mountaineers from both the countries.
First Secretary & Commercial Representative Mr. Abhishek Upadhyay, Mr. Tenzing Bhutia and Mr. Pankaj Joshi of the Indian Embassy visited the NMA secretariat Nagpokhari for the discussion. President Mr. Santa Bir Lama, General Secretary Mr. Kul Bahadur Gurung, Secretary Mr. Tikaram Gurung, secretariat member Mr. Shiva Bahadur Sapkota and board members duo Mr. Tulsing Gurung and Mr. Sanjiv Gurung participated in the discussion from the NMA side.
Both the parties agreed to organize a knowledge sharing workshop/seminar between mountaineers in Nepal by the 2nd week of December. However, the date and other schedule of the program will be finalized soon.
First Secretary & Commercial Representative Mr. Upadhyay highlighted the importance of the program adding that a platform should be given to the mountaineers of both the countries to foster their knowledge regarding expeditions.
“Both the countries have mountains and experienced mountaineers but most of the people seem unaware about the fact. We need to highlight our experienced mountaineers and their knowledge”, Mr. Upadhyay Said, “We need to give them a chance to share their knowledge between themselves. The program will aim at fostering knowledge between mountaineers of both the countries.”
NMA president Mr. Lama praised the assistance that the Indian Embassy has been providing. “The Indian Embassy has responded to our every request with more than what we had asked. This is also a good idea that the Embassy has come up with”, President Mr. Lama said, “We will work to make the program useful.”
General Secretary Mr. Gurung and first Secretary & Commercial Representative Mr. Upadhyay will be in contact to finalize other schedules of the program. “We will be finalizing everything very soon after checking our other schedule”, General Secretary Mr. Gurung said.
Before the discussion started, President Mr. Lama and General Secretary Mr. Gurung welcomed the guests presenting a bouquet and khada.