Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) organized a felicitation program for the Prince of Bahrain SHEIKH MOHAMED HAMAD MOHAMED AL KHALIFA and the Royal Bahrain Guards who ascended Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Lobuche East (6119m) on 19th October 2020, Wednesday at Gokarna Forest Resort's Hall. In presence of the board members of NMA, the climbing certificates and appreciation letters were handed over to the Royal Prince of Bahrain and the Royal Bahrain Guards. NMA board members honored the team with souvenirs, khada, and NMA badges.
The Team members consisted of British nationals Mr. Richard Warren Mc- Connel, Mr. Phillip Clough, and Mr. Christopher Anthony Burrows. Bahrain nationals in the team were His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Hamed Mohamed Al Khalifa, Mr. Ebrahim Mohamed Abdulla Ebrahim Mohamed, Mr. Mohamed Ali Jasim Ahmed Alboainain, Mr. Arafat Hamood Naji Ghurbah, Mr. Ebrahim Khalil Ebrahim Zayed Mohamed Aljazzaf, Mr. Ahmed Saif Ahmed Isa Alkaabi, Mr. Arif Feroz Shah Murad Qalunder Ghulam, Mr. Mohamed Abdulrahman Yusuf Alkawari, Mr. Khaled Ali Hasan Ebrahim Hasan Aldossery, Mr. Abdulaziz Rafea Abbar Khalaf Alabed, Mr. Khaled Sultan Mohamed Abdulla Alsheerawi, Mr. Murad Mohamed Yusuf Abdulsayed, Ebrahim Ali Salem Jaber, Mr. Saud Hamad Mubarak Hamad Eid and Mr. Mohamed Isa Abdulla Yusuf Alqais.
The program was facilitated by the General Secretary of NMA, Mr. Kul Bahadur Gurung. The president of NMA, Santa Bir Lama in his welcome speech congratulated the team and also appreciated the Prince of Bahrain for their expedition during the pandemic, as a good sign for the restoration of the mountaineering and tourism sector. Board members of NMA Mr. Shiva Bahadur Sapkota, Mr. Sarki Tamang, Mr. Sanjib Gurung, and members from Seven Summit Treks Pvt. Ltd was present at the ceremony.
Sharing his remarks in the ceremony, the Bahrain Prince expressed, “Raising the Bahrain flag on top of Mt. Lobuche East and Mt. Manaslu was a dream and that dream came true and looking forward to Mt. Everest.”