Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today celebrated its 48th birthday amid a function organized at NMA secretariat Nagpokhari, Naxal.
Director General (DG) of Department of Tourism under the ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Mr. Taranath Adhikari and President of NMA Mr. Santa Bir lama sliced the cake together to celebrate NMA day.
Both the dignitaries along with other guests also hoisted the NMA flag on the occasion at NMA premises.
NMA has been celebrating its birthday as NMA day every year on November 1 since its establishment in 1973. A group of friends of tourism pioneers of Nepal, such as Late Kumar Khadga Bikram Shah, Dr. Harka Gurung, Dawa Norbu Sherpa had envisaged the NMA with the view of promoting Mountain Tourism of Nepal.
Chief guest of the event Director General Adhikari offered his best wishes to all the NMA family.
“NMA is doing its best to promote the mountain tourism of Nepal. I wish the NMA team will continue its best work in days to come”, DG Adhikari said, “If any problems occurs in the distribution of the revenue collected from NMA peaks also needs to be solved.”
NMA president Mr. Lama said the organization is ready and capable of managing and promoting other unclimbed and unsold peaks.
“NMA is working solely to promote the Mountain Tourism of Nepal. We are managing 27 peaks with the permission of the government of Nepal”, Mr. Lama said, “We are capable enough and ready to manage other unsold and unclimbed peaks also if the government allows us.”
On the occasion, NMA congratulated newly appointed DG Adhikari with the Khada and a frame of congratulations. President Mr. Lama had handed over the congratulation letter to Director General Adhikari.
Advisors, Central executive board members, former office bearers, conveners of the committees, NMA staff and members from the media were present at NMA secretariat to celebrate its birthday.
General Secretary Mr. Kul Bahadur Gurung hosted the program whereas 2nd vice President Maya Sherpa had welcomed the guests and participants.