Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) today welcomed its newly appointed chief advisors and advisors.
Amid a function organized at NMA secretariat Nagpokhari, President Mr. Nima Nuru Sherpa welcomed the advisors with a Khada and bouquet. On the occasion President, Mr. Sherpa also handed over a letter of appointment to all the advisors.
The 7th meeting of the Central Executive Board of NMA held on 18th August 2022 at NMA secretariat Nagpokhari Naxal, had appointed its former President and Mountain Tourism expert Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa as chief advisor.
The meeting had also appointed Dr. Ganesh Gurung, geographer Mr. Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, former ambassador Ms. Dawa Futi Sherpa, tourism entrepreneur Mr. Bikram Pandey, 1st Nepali 14 eight thousander submitter Mr. Mingma Sherpa and politician Mr. Krishna KC as its advisor.
President of NMA Mr. Sherpa sought support from all the advisors during his tenure. ‘‘I would like to thank all the advisors for accepting our decision and coming here today’’, President Mr. Sherpa said, ‘‘I am very confident that our tenure will be easy with your valuable suggestions. I also want to assure you all that the NMA will follow your suggestions and guidelines.’’
In response, advisors also assured the NMA team of helping with any kind of support from their capacities.
‘‘We have much to do. We have to work for the betterment of NMA and its members. I am confident that we could do it together, chief advisor Mr. Sherpa said, ‘‘You can ask me for any sort of support you need.’’
‘‘I have served seven government appointments to date with a high level of facilities. But, as I belong to the mountain, I am much happier to receive this appointment letter though it has nothing as facilities’’, Dr. Gurung said, ‘‘I would like to thank NMA for believing me and appointing me as your advisor. I believe we can do much together.’’
‘‘I have been associated with NMA for various reasons for a very long time. I have served NMA as an advisor in the previous term when Ang Tshering (Sherpa) sir was president,’’ geographer Mr. Shrestha said,’ ‘‘We will help the NMA team to achieve its goals. I would also like to thank all of you for this responsibility.’’
‘‘I am more than happy to be on the NMA advisory team. Would like to thank you all for choosing me as your advisor’’, former ambassador to Spain Ms. Sherpa said, ‘‘We will move ahead together for the betterment of NMA.’’
‘‘I have been working for the Nepali Tourism sector and local communities. We should not forget to uplift our communities while doing our business’’, Mr. Pandey said, ‘‘I agree with all the advisors who expressed their commitment to leading the NMA to new heights.’’
‘‘It is something of great pleasure to receive the letter of the NMA advisor,’’ record holder climber Mr. Mingma Sherpa said, ‘’Now it will be a matter of my pride to take the NMA flag whenever I go.’’
Mr. Ang Tshering Sherpa is a Mountaineer, Mountain Expert,
Businessman, and former President of the Nepal Mountaineering Association
(NMA). A pioneer in Nepali Tourism Industry, Mr. Sherpa has a long history of
serving this sector with his knowledge, Courage, and Leadership.
He had led the NMA for nearly a decade as president. Whether as a mountaineer or a leader, he has contributed much to the development of NMA and Mountain Tourism of Nepal. An honorary consul of Belgium to Nepal, Mr. Sherpa has still been leading various organizations including the Climate Alliance Of Himalayan Communities.
Dr. Ganesh Gurung is a Ph.D. in Sociology and a Visiting Fellow at
both Harvard University, USA, and the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the former
Executive Chairman of Policy Research Institute, Nepal. He is a renowned person
with an enormous contribution to the sector of Migration in Nepal. His
expertise is appreciated at both national and international levels. Dr. Gurung
also served as a Convener of the High-Level Task Force on Foreign Employment of
the Nepal Government (2012-2013). He was also the Vice Chairman of the Social
Welfare Council and also has served as the Acting Chair of the then Foreign
Employment Promotion Board. He was also a member of the National Planning
Commission from the year 2009 to 2010. In addition; he also served as a
Yoneyama Visiting Fellow in Japan. He has written and edited several books and
articles in both the national and international arena. His contribution to
academia is highly valued. Dr. Gurung has been instrumental in the research
and strategic development and the policy reformist in the field of the Nepalese
migration sector. Dr. Gurung has been at the forefront in terms of designing
policies and advising on how the young people of Nepal can become a
transforming capital in national development.
A famous geographer, specializing in border issues of Nepal Mr.
Buddhi Narayan Shrestha has a better understanding of the Nepali Mountains. Former
Director General of the Survey Department of Nepal, Mr. Shrestha has
contributed much in this field. His hook titled Boundary of Nepal has won the
Madan Puraskar. Former advisor of NMA Mr. Shrestha has also served NMA in
various other capacities.
A young but daring Ms. Dawa Futi Sherpa has already proved her
caliber. A former ambassador to Spain, Ms. Sherpa has a good amount of
knowledge regarding Mountains and mountaineers. Being a daughter of the 1st
Nepali woman to have successfully ascended Mt. Everest Late Pasang Lhamu and
brought in such a family, which has an enormous contribution to Nepal’s Tourism
sector, Ms. Sherpa can guide NMA to new heights.
Mr. Bikram Pandey is a well-known figure in Nepali Tourism
Industry. A Well established Nepali Tourism entrepreneur Mr. Pandey has years
of experience in this field. A philanthropist entrepreneur Mr. Pandey is doing
his business with the concept of uplifting local communities. His ideas and new
concepts will surely help NMA for better change.
Mingma Sherpa, Chairman of Seven Summit Treks is the first person
among Nepalese and South Asians to successfully climb all 14 mountains of the
world that are above 8000 meters in height. He is one of Nepal's most
experienced, responsible, dedicated, and honest expedition leaders. Mr. Mingma
Sherpa & his brother Mr. Chhang Dawa Sherpa has kept the world record of
"World's First Two Brothers" successfully summiting 14 Mountains of
the world that are above 8000-meter height. This is a single record in the
world's mountaineering history.
A politician and also a campaigner Mr. Krishna KC is also a well-known personality in the Nepali Tourism Industry. Mr. KC is an Mt. Everest Summiteer. He had submitted the Mt. Everest to give a message of Peace and a new constitution.