Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today extended its best wishes and congratulation to the newly appointed Secretary of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Mr. Suresh Adhikari.
Visiting the Ministry at Singhadurbar, NMA President Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa, Senior Vice President Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey and General Secretary Mr. Mohan Lamsal congratulated newly appointed Secretary Mr. Adhikari.
NMA President Mr. Sherpa congratulated him with a Khada, Bouquet and a frame of the congratulatory letter. Senior VP Mr. Pandey and General Secretary Mr. Lamsal also congratulated him with Khada.
Secretary Mr. Adhikari wished to visit the NMA secretariat soon to discuss various issues related to NMA and Mountain Tourism. ‘‘I would like to thank all of you for congratulating me. I wish to visit the NMA office’’, in a short meeting Secretary Mr. Adhikari said, ‘‘I would like to discuss all the issues with NMA leadership.’’
Before this, the President of NMA Mr. Sherpa had briefed some of the important issues to the Secretary. The President requested Secretary Mr. Adhikari to resolve all the issues regarding peak royalties and others.
‘‘Firstly we would like to congratulate you on your new responsibility’’, President Sherpa said, ‘‘Also would like to brief you regarding some important issues that we want to be resolved. There are mismatches in the cabinet decision and Ministry level directories sent to NMA to deposit the peak royalties. I hope you will look into these issues seriously.’’
President Mr. Sherpa also informed the secretary to abide by all the decisions and directives of the Ministry regarding the promotion of Mountain Tourism and Mountain Environment.
‘‘The Government has already announced plans to celebrate Nepal visit decade and also preparing to open new peaks,’’ President Mr. Sherpa said, ‘‘NMA is always ready to promote these peaks using our National and International platforms. We would be happier if you assign us to manage all the new peaks. ’’
Currently, NMA is looking after the overall management of 27 peaks.
‘‘Being the only member of UIAA (International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation) & UAAA (Union of Asian Alpine Associations) in Nepal, NMA has a better platform than others to promote Nepali mountains internationally,’’ President Mr. Sherpa added.