The Executive Board of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today visited IMM (International Mountain Museum) and received a briefing from the IMM committee, NMA Gandaki Province Committee and staff.
This is for the first time that the current executive committee visited IMM after it assumed the office. IMM is one of the major properties of NMA.
Executive Director (ED) Ms. Nirmala Kumari Neupane and all the staff of IMM welcomed the NMA team upon their arrival on IMM premises. Then IMM staff took the NMA delegation team led by Senior Vice President Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey on a tour of the museum and other sections of the IMM.
The ED had updated the Board regarding the internal issues with PowerPoint presentation.
Earlier in the day, the Executive Board of NMA called on finance minister of Gandaki province Hon’ble Ramji Prasad Baral ‘‘Jeevan’’ and Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City Mr. Dhanraj Acharya.
The NMA team had put forth some serious issues in both the meetings. The NMA team led by Senior Vice President Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey discussed various issues with the finance Minister Hon'ble Baral regarding the development and renovation of International Mountain Museum (IMM) infrastructures.
In a meeting with the Mayor Mr. Acharya, Senior Vice President of NMA Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey and General Secretary Mr. Mohan Lamsal had requested him to waive the tax of NMA Land.
‘‘NMA is trying its best to upgrade IMM. However, we are yet to reach that level’’, Senior Vice President Mr. Pandey and General Secretary Mr. Mohan Lamsal had said at both the meetings, ‘‘We believe that the IMM should have added major attractions. So, we want to have cooperation with province and local government for the betterment of IMM.’’
Responding to all the requests by NMA team, Hon’ble Minister Baral and Mayor Acharya assured to meet all the demands.
‘‘Without any doubt, It has proven that the IMM has added extra value in the beauty and attraction of Pokhara tourism,’’ Hon’ble Minister Baral added, ‘‘I am very positive about the issues raised by you. I assured you that I will try my best to meet all your demands.’’
‘‘I am well informed about the IMM, I will surely try to address them.’’ Said the mayor.
On the occasion, NMA delegates wished for the successful tenure of Hon’ble Minister Baral and Mayor Acharya. Hon’ble Minister Baral and Mayor Acharya had also wished NMA team for successful tenure.
The NMA team was accompanied by Secretary Mr. Dhan Bahadur Gurung, Members Mr. Pitamber Gurung, Mr. Rajendra Bahadur Lama, Mr. Passang Dawa Sherpa, Mr. Lal Bahadur Waiba, Mr. Dinesh Tamang, Mr. Ram Chandra Dhamala, Mr. Lama Babu Sherpa, Ms. Doma Sherpa and Ms. Nima Doma Sherpa and Chief Executive Officer Mr. Kul Prasad Rai.