Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA), bade a farewell to outgoing country director of Um Hong Gil Human Foundation, Nepal Branch Mr. Euijae Lee amid a function organized at NMA secretariat, Naxal Kathmandu.
NMA also welcomed the newly elected country Director of the foundation Mr. Lim Hae Hoon, who is already here in Nepal to start his office. Mr. Lee is leaving Nepal after completing his tenure and Mr. Hoon will be taking his place.
President of NMA Mr. Santa Bir Lama presented the bouquet and offered khada and souvenirs to both the outgoing and incoming country directors. He praised the relationship between the organizations. Korean Telecom have built a high tech rescue center at Annapurna base camp and Um Hong Gil Human Foundation Nepal Branch have played a major role to complete the project abridging the organizations.
The president wished the relationship would grow better and bigger in the coming future. `It’s hard to say goodbye to Mr. Lee, as we were very close during his tenure in Nepal. We have a good relationship between us,’ President Lama said, `We hope our relationship will grow better and bigger. At the same time we are also gathered here to welcome Mr. Hoon. We hope his stay in Nepal will be fruitful. We are looking forward to working with Mr. Hoon.’
NMA and Foundation have more projects in the pipeline. President Lama wished these projects would come into action in near future.
2nd Vice President Maya Sherpa, General Secretary Kul Bahadur Gurung, Secretary Tikaram Gurung, Board Members Singi Lama, Dipendra Pandey, Shiva Bahadur sapkota, Wangchu Sherpa, Member of Manang Mountaineering Training School Committee Ngawa Ngima Sherpa and NMA staffs also bade a farewell to Mr. Lee and welcomed Mr. Hoon with the Khada.
Former Country Director, Mr. Lee thanked the entire NMA family for the kind gesture towards him and making his stay here in Nepal Like a home. He said. 'I am very sad that our project couldn’t carry on due to COVID. As planned with NMA, I have explained all the details of our project with newly appointed Country Director, Mr. Hoon. So I am very positive that he will complete our planned project within his tenure.'
Similarly. New Country Director, Mr. Hoon expressed that he was overwhelmed by such a warm welcome by NMA. He added, 'Personally I am a mountaineer and I have had a relationship with Nepal for a long time. I am very happy to be in Nepal through Um Hong-Gil Human Foundation. The project with NMA will Continue and will try my best to conclude the proposed project by the Former Country Director.” Mr. Hoon is very positive to grow the relationship between NMA and the foundation and is looking forward to working with NMA.
In addition, Mr. Lee praised about new Country Director that Mr. Hoon climbed Tukuche peak of Dhaulagiri region in 1985. Similar, in 2009 A.D he did Kalapatthar Trekking. Nepal was his first international destination to visit. Mr. Hoon has a long experience in TV media. He was also a chief in SPS Provincial TV. He retired 8 years ago.
Both the Outgoing and Incoming country directors of Foundation thanked NMA for organizing the farewell and welcome program for them.