Govt formally recognizes Mount Everest summiteers

Kathmandu: 16th International Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) Day is celebrated in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu today by honoring Everest summiteers.
Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) co-hosted the 16th Mount Everest Day with the Government of Nepal (Ministry for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation) and other tourism-relate umbrella organizations to acknowledge the first-ever successful ascent of the
highest mountain in the world.
This marks 70 years of the first-ever successful ascent of Mount Everest. Sir Edmund Hillary of New Zealand and Tenzing Norgey successfully conquered the height and extreme of Mount Everest on 29th May 1953.
After the demise of Sir Edmund Hillary in 2008, international Mount Everest Day is being celebrated every year on 29th May. On the 16th International Mount Everest Day, the government of Nepal recognized above 100 Mount Everest climbers with a Sagarmatha special batch.
Kami Rita Sherpa, clinching the world record of the most successful ascent of Mount Everest with 28 times, Sanu Sherpa was the 1st person to successfully complete the double ascent of all the 14 eight thousanders and many other renowned climbers from Nepal and abroad received the Sagarmatha special batch.
The Government of Nepal also felicitated climbers with various awards. Sanu Sherpa was felicitated with Sagarmatha National Award and 27th-time Mount Everest summiteers Pasang Dawa Sherpa, Kishor Adhikari, and Pasang Lhamu Sherpa were felicitated with Tenzing Hillary Award.
Honorable State Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) Sushila Sirpali Thakuri conferred climbers with the batches. On the occasion, the Honorable State Minister also launched the Mount Everest special issue of Nepal Parbat, a publication of NMA.
The Honorable State Minister also felicitated members of the rope-fixing team and the top-seven trekking agencies selling Mount Everest the most in the year 2022.
The Honourable state minister hailed the distribution of batches to the climbers as important work in recognizing the climbers.