Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) has sought more peaks from the government for its management.
Newly elected team of NMA, today requested the government to award them with more peaks to promote while paying Ist courtesy call to Prime Minister Rt. Hon’ble Sher Bahadur Deuba at his official residence Baluwatar.
‘‘We have 176 unclimbed peaks of between 5500-meter and 6500-meter height. They also lack the promotion’’, submitting the three points demands to Rt. Hon'ble Prime Minister, president of NMA Mr. Sherpa said, ‘‘So, we would like to request the government to award all these unclimbed peaks to us. We would promote those peaks internationally using the platforms of UIAA & UAAA. This will surely benefit the government.’’
Currently NMA is managing 27 peaks of between 5500-meter and 6500-meter height. However, it needs to renew the contract with the government. NMA president Mr. Sherpa also requested the government to renew the contract before it comes to an end.
NMA delegates also submitted a letter to Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister requesting the government for the treatment of Mr. Shambhu Tamang. Everest summiteer and one of the founder members of the NMA Mr. Tamang has been diagnosed with cancer and admitted to hospital.
In reply, Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Deuba promised to satisfy the demands of NMA.
‘‘Let me understand all the things first. I know NMA is doing great work for the promotion of Nepal’s mountain tourism,’’ Rt. Hon’ble Prime Minister Deuba said. ‘‘I have taken all the demands seriously submitted by you and will direct all the concern to fulfill your demands.’’
Senior vice president Mr. Thakur Raj Pandey, Ist vice president Mr. Ang Dawa Sherpa, General Secretary Mr. Mohan Lamsal, Secretary Mr. Dhan Bahadur Gurung and Treasurer Mr. Mukti Pandey were in the NMA delegation.
Members Mr. Pitamber Gurung, Mr. Dinesh Tamang, Mr. Ang Dawa Sherpa, Mr. Namgyal Jangbu Sherpa, Mr. Pasang Dawa Sherpa, Ms. Doma Sherpa, Ms. Ngima Doma Sherpa, Mr. Rajendra Bahadur Lama, Mr. Singi Lama, Mr. Lal Bahadur Waiba & Mr. Lama Babu Sherpa were also in the NMA delegation.