Mountaineers honoured

Jun 8, 2016- We Will Rise Foundation, a social organisation, on Tuesday honoured 32 mountaineers who had set different records on Mt Everest for their contribution in promoting Nepal.

The foundation also handed over stones from Everest to representatives of five countries—the US, the UK, Russia, China, and France—and the United Nations to spread the message regarding the impact of global warming on the world’s tallest peak. The stones were collected from Camp IV (8,000 meters).

“Such an event aims to create awareness on the cause and effect of global warming,” said Mohan Krishna Shrestha, former Nepali ambassador to France. “We aim to promote Nepal and strengthen ties with different countries to tackle climate change.” He said that Everest is hallmark of the world and it should be protected.

“Nepal needs to take proactive measures to protect Everest from global warming,” said Phurba Tenjing Sherpa who holds the record of climbing Everest at the youngest age.

Minister for Youth and Sports Satya Narayan Mandal said that the rise in rapid industrialisation and population has made the climate change issue a global concern. Countries like Nepal have faced the aftermaths of global warming.

We believe that today’s event will send out positive message to the world leaders.

Source: kathmandupost.ekantipur.com