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New York honors 60 Nepalese climbers, May 29th Everest Day


N24 Correspondent, NEW YORK:- New York State Delegates Jennifer Prince has honored 60 climbers currently in the United States. The climbers were honored with certificates at a special ceremony held in New York. On the same occasion, a letter of appreciation was presented to the volunteers of the US Nepal Climbers Association.

Respecting the indomitable courage, sacrifice and sincerity of the snow-climbing Sherpas, State MP Jennifer Rajkumar also announced the celebration of Everest Day in Albany, the capital of New York State. Rajkumar is presenting a resolution in the state parliament declaring May 29 as Everest Day by the state parliamentarians, which is expected to be passed from this session.

Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa successfully climbed Mt. Everest on May 29, 1953. To commemorate the same day, May 29 is celebrated in Nepal and around the world as Everest Day. A resolution is being passed by the New York State Parliament to celebrate the day as Everest Day.

Raj Kumar announced that the International Everest Day, which commemorates the historic day when humans first set foot on the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, after Rizoluni was passed, will now be celebrated in Albany, the capital of New York.

At a function organized by the Prince in New York, Nepali Consul General Bishnu Prasad Gautam expressed his commitment to cooperate with the New York State Parliament from next year to celebrate Everest Day. President of the US Nepal Climbers Association, Pasang Nima Sherpa, expressed her gratitude for the honor bestowed on the climbers.

US Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Sima Caratnaya, Queensborough Vice President Rhonda Winda, Sherpa Kidug President Chiring Sherpa, GPK Foundation President Somnath Ghimire, Queens Community Board Member Urgen Sherpa, Federal Speaker of the Federation of Indigenous Peoples Rajkumar Bisht were present on the occasion.

Guests including District Governor of Rotary Club Nabaraj KC, Social Activist and Founder of ADVAN Nepal Dr. Bishnumaya Pariyar, World Record American Vanessa O’Brien and others expressed their best wishes on the occasion.

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