Nepal to celebrate Everest Day


Kathmandu. The government of Nepal has announced to celebrate May 29 as the International Mount Everest Day from this year, a senior government official told.

This is commemorating to mark the first ascension of the peak in 1953 by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. The day also marks the memory of the first conquerors.

The decision was taken jointly by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Nepal Tourism Board and the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

Events like screening of films related to mountains, photo exhibition and cultural shows would be organized this year to mark the first celebration. Dozens of internationally noted summiteers will be invited to join the celebrations.

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